Monday , August 21 2017

Google announces more VR games for its Daydream VR headset at Game Developers Conference (GDC)

As the Games Developer Conference runs in San Francisco, Google has taken to their blog to announce that it has more titles are on the way to join the gaming lineup on Daydream. Titles include entries from top developers such as Ubisoft, Spry Fox, Tender Claws and Turbo Button just to name a few.

Since its launch last year at the #MadeByGoogle event held during early October, the Daydream VR has seen continued growth for both consumers and for Google alike. With more than 100 experiences available on Google Play it’s getting large, and about to get larger thanks to the partnerships they’ve nutured.

So what titles are coming to Daydream view I hear you ask?, well lets have a look shall we:

Virtual Rabbids by Ubisoft

Ubisoft and some of the original creators of Rabbids are teaming up to bring you Virtual Rabbids. From the blog post, Google and Ubisoft have stated that for the first time ever with Virtual Rabbids, that you will be able to communicate and interact directly with the larger-than-life Rabbids embarking on new wacky adventures.

The game does make full use of Daydream’s remote controller meaning you can really immerse yourself into the game.

Virtual Virtual Reality by Tender Claws

Virtual Virtual Reality is a game where you try on different VR headsets by which the Virtual Labor System will help you identify a suitable artificial intelligence client match.

Beartopia from Spry Fox

Beartopia is a new VR game from Spry Fox, who won Standout Indie at the inaugural Google Play Awards in 2016 for their word puzzle game, Alphabear. In this new game, Beartopia, which is a game based around a fun co-op village which brings together both yourself and other players alike, help form new friendships and build a bustling and prosperous society together. Its really sort of like Nintendo DS’s Animal Crossing game essentially. Beartopia is Spry Fox’s first foray into VR and it will be interesting to see how well it is picked up by players.

Along Together by Turbo Button

Lastly, we have Along Together by Turbo Button, which is a game about being an imaginary friend. Using the Daydream controller, you’ll help your pal safely navigate treacherous 3D puzzles. You check out a video trailer below:

Google have stated that these titles are all coming to Google Play soon although sadly, there was no time frame given. However, to help celebrate GDC in the meantime, Google has selected some of the top Daydream games will be on sale for a week starting on March 1. The list of titles include:

Gunjack 2: End of Shift,
Need for Speed: No Limits VR, and
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

If you’re lucky enough to be at GDC, you can check out some of the sessions that Google has available to showcase Daydream VR here or via the Daydream booth #1424 at GDC, for demos and a chance to learn more about our developer tools

 
Source: Google Blog.

Alex Dennis   Journalist

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Darren

Keep Talking is still showing at original price for me. Maybe we are waiting for US 1st of March?

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