For virtual reality fans watching E3 they were expecting a lot of new trailers and exciting announcements, especially from great publishers and developers, well … there really wasn’t much to talk about on the main (virtual) floors.
Even U3 Showcase by UploadVR it wasn’t exactly bursting with new game announcements or big surprises, and there really wasn’t anything in the lineup of 2020 AAA games like Half-Life: Alyx or Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond.
But while it may be a slow year for virtual reality (and it’s been a slow year for it all because of the pandemic), there were several highlights that should be of interest to anyone with a headset. virtual reality. These are the most promising virtual reality games we saw at E3 2021:
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Survival adventure game Smoke song wants to immerse you in a living, breathing world with realistic artificial AI. You will make tools and weapons, make potions and make clothes and take part in combat with melee weapons and bows. Animals will have different reactions to you depending on their own condition, so a hungry creature may approach you differently than you have recently eaten.
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The noir rhythm fighting game is like Pistol Whip with an edge. As the crowds rush you, defeat them in time to the beat of the music with knives, guns and other weapons, while dodging the axes and levers they throw at you. There are even fights of big bosses. There are also a demo now available at Steam Next Fest for you to try.
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Another rhythm game, but this time a Beat Saber, all about percussion. As the drums flow in the air towards you (sometimes from different directions), hit them in time with the music with your virtual drumsticks. The game has 21 songs on release and promises more to come. Sounds like a great time. There is a demo for Smash Drums for Oculus Quest App Lab available now.
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You don’t need to make a guitar to go out with Unplugged, and if you have an Oculus Quest, you don’t even need drivers. With Quest's amazingly good finger tracking technology, you can play the high-speed air guitar with your bare hands. It will also work with valve index drivers.
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Follow the much-loved secret agent puzzle game from the early days of VR. Players will make costumes, use telekinesis and travel around the world to stop the evil Zoraxis in six new seated covert missions. If it looks like the original, it will be a fun and highly interactive spy thriller.