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PlayStation VR New Releases This Week – 13 October – October 19

PlayStation VR has proven itself as a viable platform for innovative gaming, with Sony releasing groundbreaking titles every week from a variety of developers. Now well established in it’s second year, PSVR is hitting its stride, with a variety of quality games reaching critical mass and meriting mainstream attention.

Related: Best PSVR Games

With games like Blood and Truth, Beat Saber, Trover Saves The Universe, and AstroBot Rescue Mission bringing multitudes of new gamers into the VR fold, we thought we would shine a light on new (and possibly lesser-known) titles as they release.

This week brings two multiplayer titles that are coming to PSVR after making a splash on Steam:

Wands

Wands looks like a hoot. Developed by Cortopia, Wands is an (I think) 1v1 magical dueling game.

That magical hand seems to have had an accident some time in the past. Missing a finger.

Wands has been on Steam since 2016 (!), and has a Positive rating. Players seem to really enjoy the variety of spells they can unlock and the strategic battles. Check out this review from Steam user “Turbo Fist”:

“IT’S FANTASTIC! This isn’t just point and shoot combat. You’ll quickly unlock different types of spells that drastically change your fighting strategy, all the while needing to adapt to the strategy of your opponent. I was amazed at how interesting and fun these matches were, even when I lost. For those that fear a lack of players, I haven’t had to wait more than a couple minutes to find an opponent (plus there’s a built-in wave-shooter mini game to play while you wait). With even more spells on the way, the only thing I want them to add is 3 person duels!”

Sounds pretty decent, right? But of course, like all online PSVR games, we will have to wait to see if a community develops around Wands enough to make it playable.

I couldn’t find a PSVR trailer online, but here is a trailer for the Oculus version, courtesy of the fine folks over at Upload VR:

The official blurb from the PlayStation Blog reads as follow:

Wands a first-person VR experience that offers fast-paced magic duels against other players online. Equip your wand with a wide variety of spells and battle other Wielders for fame, power, and glory in the fantastic realms of The Beyond. Explore new spells and hone your skills in your secret workshop in between battles.

 

Warzone VR

Developed by SinnStudio, Warzone VR looks for all the world like a VR version of Battlefield. With large scale battles and drivable vehicles, you can definitely feel the similarities (not that that’s a bad thing).

Warzone VR has been on Steam in early access for a while, and while the PlayStation PR materials I’ve found do not list cross-platform play as an option, the PC materials definitely do. The real question will be if Warzone VR has cross-play with PC systems, because as we have recently seen this can be a make-or-break proposition for all but the very elite of online multiplayer PSVR games.

As for the gameplay, I’m actually going to embed two trailers here. First, the official gameplay trailer from SinnStudios:

Now take a look at this Multiplayer Trailer I dug up, and you will get a much better idea of what the gameplay actually looks like:

The last question I have is the matter of VR comfort. First person games make me more nauseous than ipecac, but some still manage to pull off some measure of comfort that allow me to play. I couldn’t find much on what the devs at SinnStudios have done to keep Warzone VR playable for folks like me, but I suppose we will find out on Tuesday.

The official blurb from the PlayStation Blog reads as follows:

Warzone VR is a first-person VR shooter that features large maps, drivable vehicles, an arsenal of weapons and a progression system. The game has several modes, including: Solo (free-for-all), Team, Roam and Practice (shooting range) where you can interact and play with all of the weapons in the game.

 

Are you looking forward to these titles? Let us know in the comments below.