After some new VR games in August 2023? Here’s what you need to know.
July was considerably quieter than June this year, though it’s hard to top a month that revealed both the Meta Quest 3 and Apple Vision Pro. New releases weren’t as frequent but that doesn’t necessarily mean it was quiet. Plenty of existing VR games like Eolia, Breachers, Nock, Zero Caliber, X8 and Pistol Whip all received notable updates worth looking into.
At UploadVR, we reviewed Synapse, Yupitergrad 2, Dead Hook, Battle Bows and Operation Wolf Returns: First Mission VR. We also went hands-on with Hubris on Quest and PSVR 2, Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate – Episode 3 and the upcoming PowerWash Simulator VR. Elsewhere, other July releases include B99 Overclocked, Throwback and Phantom Matrix.
August is a quiet month and currently, you won’t find any games for Pico 4. However, we will keep this list regularly updated as more confirmations come through, so don’t forget to bookmark this page. For now, here are all the big upcoming VR games reaching Meta Quest 2, PC VR and PSVR 2 in August 2023.
VR Skater – August 4 (PSVR 2)
Two years after releasing in Steam Early Access, VR Skater by Deficit Games now reaches PSVR 2. On Sony’s latest headset, that includes new features like adaptive triggers, customizable skateboards and a Mega Ramp. You can check out our preview to learn more, and a standalone version recently appeared on Pico 3 and 4.
House Flipper VR – August 11 (PSVR)
House Flipper first released as a flatscreen title before it was reimagined as a VR release for the original Oculus Quest in 2020. Arriving on PC VR soon after, it’ll finally make its mark on PlayStation systems, curiously arriving on PSVR but not PSVR 2.
I Expect You To Die 3: Cog In The Machine – August 17 (Quest)
Developed by Schell Games, I Expect You To Die 3: Cog In the Machine marks the latest entry in this single-player puzzle series. Set in a James Bond-inspired “spy-fi” world, this upcoming sequel features a greater emphasis on story, driven by new villain Dr. Roxanna Prism. A SteamVR release will follow on September 28.
Firewall Ultra – August 24 (PSVR 2)
Developed by First Contact Entertainment, Firewall Ultra is a 4v4 tactical shooter and the only revealed upcoming PSVR 2 game published by Sony. A sequel to Firewall Zero Hour, you can find out more here and in our April preview.
Crossfire: Sierra Squad – August 29 (PC VR, PSVR 2)
Crossfire: Sierra Squad will mark the long-running first-person shooter franchise’s first foray into VR. You command an elite fireteam, going to war over a newly discovered bioweapon. Sierra Squad promises solo play and 4-player team co-op, offering 60 campaign missions and 40 different weapons. You can also expect an Arcade mode, realism mode and hardcore horde option.
Phasmophobia – Late August 2023 (PSVR 2)
Released on PC nearly three years ago, Phasmophobia arrived with optional SteamVR support and we previously called it one of the best VR horror games available. Now, it’s reaching PSVR 2 late this month alongside a flatscreen release on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.
Interested to learn about more upcoming VR games? Check out our full list below, which covers upcoming Quest 2, PC VR and PSVR 2 releases across 2023 and beyond: