Some big new releases this week in Rift land. Actually, it’s sort of one big release split into two, but that’s still good, right?
If you missed the previous entry of this list you can see those new releases here. And don’t forget that UploadVR has a Steam community group, complete with a curated list of recommendations so that you don’t have to waste any money finding out what’s good in the world of VR.
Major New Oculus Home Releases for Rift and Gear VR
Lone Echo, from Ready at Dawn Studios
The first half of this week’s big release is a single player sci-fi game in which you play as a robot named Jack. Together with Captain Rhodes, you tend to a deep space mining facility, navigating its rooms in zero gravity. It’s not long before a strange anomaly brings havoc to Jack and Rhodes, and they face a desperate battle for survival.
Recommendation: Lone Echo is tense, atmospheric, and has VR’s best locomotion system yet. Don’t miss it.
Echo Arena, from Ready at Dawn Studios
Price: Free for three months (Rift)
The multiplayer half of Lone Echo has been released as a standalone game, and is completely free to purchase for three months. Jump into zero-g arenas and take part in sci-fi sports that are an absolute blast to play.
Recommendation: It’s free, so you pretty much have to check it out.
Krypt Crawler, from Headup Games
Price $4.99 (Rift and Gear)
If you’ve been missing a little Crystal Rift action in your life of late then KryptCrawler looks like it will scratch that itch perfectly. More first-person grid-based gameplay awaits you in this dungeon crawler that’s filled with puzzles and combat.
Recommendation: Pick this up if you’re in the mood from dungeon trawling.
New Steam Releases for Oculus Rift
You can find some highlights of new Steam VR releases here. Not all of them will have Rift support.