It’s the end of the year that is coming to an end! Here’s an overview of all the new VR releases coming soon Quest 2, PSVR, PC VR and Pico platforms in October 2022.
Recent release – Late September 2022
While we got most of last month’s releases in our roundup article earlier this month, there were also a few surprises in September.
Perhaps the biggest was Bonelab, available now for Quest 2 and PC VR. You can read our review here – it brings the whole Boneworks experience to Quest 2, for better and for worse.
Do you remember the Crisis VRigade series? Well, the second game in the series has been renamed Crisis Brigade 2: Reloaded and is now available in the official Quest store for the first time.
In terms of updates for existing games, Little Cities has received a fantastic new batch of content in the free Attractions update. Likewise, Walkabout Mini Golf has launched its latest paid DLC course, based on Jules Verne’s classic novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
New VR Games October 2022
Townscaper VR (October 6 – Quest, Pico)
From a flatscreen game released in 2021 by a solo developer Oskar Stålberg, Townscaper is a city builder with no aim or purpose. Simply create an aesthetic seaside town in different colors and shapes by placing elements and planning a layout using the game’s algorithm.
(October 6 – Quest 2)
Runner is an 80s-inspired title from indie studio Truant Pixel that mixes motorcycle racing and gun combat with an anime twist – anyone else got Akira vibes or just me?
Runner releases on Quest 2 on October 6th. A PC VR version is also in the works, but the release date is still to be determined.
Unplugged – Rocktober (October – Quest 2)
Through October, air guitar game VR Unplugged is featuring four new tracks as part of its “Rocktober” challenge. When each song is released, you’ll have a week to play the new song on hard difficulty and compete for rewards by placing on the global leaderboards. There are rewards for the top 100 leaderboard scores for each song, but the top 10 will unlock a unique guitar skin. This week it’s the rock guitar skin pictured above.
The new songs are Eddie Gray – Hideaway (October 3), The Sound Room – Against (October 10), The Final Round – Spark (October 17) and Vitne – Say Goodbye (October 24).
VR Requisition – Early Access (October 20 – PC VR)
I know what you’re thinking – wasn’t this listed as a September release last month? Yes, it was, but the September Early Access launch date was pushed back mid-month from September 22 to October 20.
The four-player online co-op survival title will be available for Early Access via Steam later this month.
Half-Life: VR Mod (October 20 – PC VR)
Following the long-awaited Half-Life 2 VR Mod’s launch last month on Steam, another community-created mod (by a different team) for the original Half-Life will make the game playable in VR via Steam later this month- this.
Morels: Homestead (PC VR – October 27)
Morels: Homestead was released for Quest late last year, but now it’s also coming to PC VR. This isThe andbox VR adventure will let you kick back and relax as you build your own country house, launching on October 27 via Steam.
Hardware versions and other surprises?
The list above isn’t huge, it’s true, but it looks like a big month for VR nonetheless. It’s likely there will be some surprise launches planned for later in the month that we aren’t aware of yet.
Meta is set to hold its annual Connect conference on October 11, so chances are we’ll get some reveals, announcements, and/or game releases during the keynote, as usual.
On the hardware side, Zuckerberg indicated that Quest Pro will launch later this month (although it’s not a gaming-focused device). Likewise, Pico 4 is set to ship on October 18 for Europe, South Korea and Japan – you can read our impressions of the headset here.
And here is our list of new VR games for October 2022! What are you planning to try? Let us know in the comments below.
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