With the movie adaptation of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One releasing later this week, the anticipation is feverous. What better time for Vive Studios to drop three new VR games, based on the film, into our laps. Fresh on the Viveport, you can now check out Battle for the OASIS, Gauntlet, and Rise of the Gunters.
Yes, unfortunately you did read the “Viveport” part correctly. These new games have not yet made their way to Steam. In order to access the three new games, you will first need to download the OASIS Beta. This will act as a launching platform for all eight of the Ready Player One themed experiences that have been announced.
Six the Suxors
In Steel Wool Studios’ Battle for the OASIS, you will be killing filthy IOI Suxors in a wave-based shooter. Your goal, keep them from gaining control of Anorak’s Castle. Don’t worry, you will have all the best armaments the OASIS has, at your disposal. Well, maybe not that sweet baby Ba’Heer, but good weapons nonetheless. Next up, Gauntlet.
Directive Games has set out to give you the dungeon experience in Gauntlet. You will need to work your way through a labyrinth while fighting off whatever lurks within. Who knows what treasures you will find on your journey. Unfortunately, I don’t think your maps of Daggorath will help you on this journey.
Last up we have Rise of the Gunters by Drifter Entertainment. This experience lets you team up with two of your buds in an arena style Suxor hunt. Shoot, move, and enjoy some retro arcade throwbacks along the way. Sounds like a good time to me. We will keep you updated as these experienced become available on other platforms and when the remaining five drop. Happy hunting Gunters!