VR Gaming in 2020

2019 has arguably been the best year for virtual reality. From headset releases and accompanying gear that only enhances the immersive experience (hello, Oculus Quest hand-tracking!) to games that further allow us to escape our regular, mundane lives.

Well, hold on to said headsets, because 2020 is going to be even better!(…and it certainly won’t stop there! Read our Global Market Analysis to find out where VR will be in 2030!) With everything that’s been announced so far, both technology- and software-wise, this promises to be a year of exciting releases and even less time spent in the real world. 

Not that anyone’s complaining.

That said, there’s no time like now to take a quick look at the top VR games that are coming in 2020. These include titles from already well-known and well-loved franchises, but also some previously-unheard of games that will certainly pique your interest. So, in no particular order, here is a list of the top 10 VR games that might help you make that final jump into VR technology.

So get ready, and take a look at where we’re heading with VR Gaming in 2020!

The Top 10:

 

Half-Life: Alyx


Release Date:
March 2020

Headset Type: All PC-compatible headsets

Synopsis: After the devastating events of Half-Life, Alyx Vance and her father Eli establish a resistance in efforts to fight back against the occupying alien empire Combine.

 

Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond

 

Release Date: 2020 TBA
Headset Type: Oculus Rift

Synopsis: As a member of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), you are planted in the middle of 1940s war-torn Europe, where you get to participate in some of the most defining events of World War II.  

 

Lone Echo II


Release Date:
Q1 2020

Headset Type: Oculus Rift

Synopsis: This highly anticipated Lone Echo sequel promises a brand new journey into the mysterious depths of space. Return to Saturn and find out what it’s like to push beyond time itself.

 

LOW-FI

 

Release Date: Late 2020
Headset Type: All PC-compatible headsets

Synopsis: A game that collected its funding through Kickstarter, LOW-FI transports you to a gritty cyberpunk reality. You play a sheriff in a crime-infested city-block 303, where you build your career and reputation any way you want. 

 

After the Fall


Release Date:
2020 TBA

Headset Type: All PC-compatible headsets

Synopsis: In the 1980s, an apocalypse caused by excessive use of designer drugs ground the world to a halt. Now, two decades later, it is your job to join forces with other players to reclaim what used to belong to humans.

 

Iron Man VR


Release Date:
28th Feb 2020

Headset Type: PlayStation VR headset

Synopsis: A game with a bit of a lame title – but hopefully not lame gameplay – the Iron Man VR is done with association with Marvel and is exactly that: an opportunity for you to don the Iron Man suit and become the superhero you’ve always wanted to be.

 

The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners


Release Date:
23rd Jan 2020

Headset Type: All PC-compatible headsets

Synopsis: Create your own adventure amidst a more or less typical zombie apocalypse scenario. Decide what kind of a survivor you want to be in the new plague-ridden world.

 

Phantom: Covert Ops


Release Date:
2020 TBA

Headset Type: Oculus Quest and Rift 

Synopsis: Become a Phantom, a member of an elite covert op unit whose sole mission is to infiltrate the target’s base and prevent the breakout of war. All in a single night.

 

The Walking Dead Onslaught


Release Date:
2020 TBA

Headset Type: All PC-Compatible headsets

Synopsis: The official game of AMC’s highly-popular TV show, TWD Onslaught allows you to choose your favorite character from the universe and play as them as you fight to survive in a zombie-infested world.

 

Paper Beast


Release Date:
Q1 2020

Headset Type: PlayStation VR Headset

Synopsis: Paper Beast introduces an entire ecosystem born in the data of a neglected server. This fully-immersive and playful game lets you explore a fascinating new world of paper animals, algorithm flora and code landscapes.

 

To Conclude

In conclusion, we hope that you already saved up some cash for entertainment, because some of these VR games are coming fast. Already at the end of January we have the first release, and if you haven’t made your pre-orders, perhaps now is the time to consider it.

 

Whether you’re after an immersive FPS or are just looking for a new fantastical universe to explore, one thing is for sure: virtual reality will just continue developing until there’s a perfect world out there for everyone.