This year’s E3 is bound to be an exciting time for virtual reality studios and gamers alike. The Electronic Entertainment Expo always has a lot of game reveals, demos, and trailers spilling out of the event in waves.
Last year already had quite a few VR demos and announcements to throw at people, but this year should offer even more news about upcoming games and looming hardware. So we decided to create a list of VR games we’re expecting to see at E3 this year. VR The Gamers will keep you up to date on VR game-related news at this year’s E3 event.
The main event only starts tomorrow, June 13th, but press conferences have already started rolling out on June 10. While some of the listed titles below have been confirmed, not everything on this list will be at the event. Rather it shows what we’re expecting (and in some cases hoping) to see:
VINDICTA is a first-person shooter that is launching on Steam for HTC Vive on June 20. The game focuses on having a full campaign of about 6-8 hours of gameplay to play through upon release. The studio behind the game, Game Cooks, will be at E3 and will most likely be showing off their new game with playable demos. The game itself, while being another first person shooter, looks really interesting and might be something to look out for. It promises stealth tactics, accurate gunplay, and a unique storyline.
Theseus was announced earlier this year and is an RPG game that focuses on the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. The game has a very God of War feel to it and takes place in the Labyrinth of Crete. Theseus has recently been confirmed for PSVR and is expected to launch sometime this summer. The studio, Forge Reply might be showing off a demo version of their game at this year’s E3.
Will Valve Finally Reveal Their VR Games?
Valve hinted a while ago at 3 in-house VR titles being in the works, but they’ve been pretty tight-lipped ever since. We know next to nothing about the games they’re working on and they have kept quiet for months. But with E3, arguably the biggest games event of the year, we could very well see a VR-related announcement from Valve. Of course, they company is so big that they don’t really need E3 to get their press out there. Plus they probably won’t talk about anything before they’re really ready and an E3 deadline won’t be the thing to make them rush. Still, if we’re lucky we might get a little more info on their, as of yet, still-secret projects.
Talos Principle VR
Croteam have been really busy with their VR titles for the past year and a half. But they show no sign of letting up. Croteam recently announced that they’re working on the Talos Principle VR and have also confirmed that they will be showing off the game to a select few at the E3 event. “As for The Talos Principle VR, this will be the first time an “outsider” gets to see the game we have been working on tirelessly for months now. We will be showing Talos in all the VR glory behind closed doors, so stay tuned for more info on the game during the show.” Luckily we’ll be there to get you the first look at their new VR title.
Fallout 4 VR
Ubisoft has been leading the AAA VR scene and has found a lot of success with their foray into VR, with the latest being their hugely popular title, Star Trek Bridge Crew. I think it’s safe to say that the company won’t be slowing down their VR efforts anytime soon. They just announced the launch date of Fallout VR and that Doom VFR will be coming to VR as well. And they will be showing demos of all their upcoming games on the floor. You can bet your Monday lunch we’ll be there.
Developer Multiverse has been giving us sneak peeks of Seeking Dawn for a couple of weeks now and having been getting people really red under their sweaters, itching for more news. But not to fear, the studio recently confirmed that they will be showing off a playable version of Seeking Dawn at E3 this year. The first person shooter with RPG elements will be coming to Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and (recently confirmed) PSVR later this year.
Survios is the studio behind titles like Raw Data and the upcoming Sprint Vector. The studio confirmed a while back that they will be at E3 – and we thought they would, in all likelihood, be showing off their upcoming title. This has been confirmed by them in a recent Twitter post:
— Survios 🔜 @ E3 (@Survios) June 10, 2017
Survios also hinted that they have some surprises up their sleeves as well, so we’re excited to see what they have in store.
A lot of new content is bound to come out at this year’s E3. So while we’re all pretty excited about the VR software and hardware news announcements alike, here at VR The Gamers we will be focusing heavily on VR game releases, announcements and demos at the event. So keep checking back in for more E3 VR-gaming related news.