We made it through our first 7 days in 2018. Congratulations! There were some interesting stories that made the headlines these past 7 days. Here is our weekly recap of those important stories.
Top VR New Stories From Last 7 Days
We recently saw how well some of the VR games did on the Steam Marketplace with Fallout 4 VR topping the list. Now, PlayStation has released a top sellers list for their PSVR games and it was quite surprising to see. Sony has sold more than a 2 million PSVR headsets since launch which means there were a lot of VR games to be sold on the PlayStation Store.
HTC Vive is certainly one of the premiere VR headsets in today’s market. Using their impressive HMD technology along with the lighthouse sensors, they provide a glorious experience for anyone who wants to check out VR games. At CES 2018, HTC looks to announce some important updates about their headset where we might see an upgrade to their displays and resolution on the Vive.
With all these promises made to backers, Pimax is now working hard on fulfilling these features for the consumer version HMD. Pimax once stated that the headsets will ship some time in January but that timeframe now looks to be pushed back.
In 2017, we’ve seen a lot of AAA titles come to VR. In 2018, we’ll be seeing even more. But there are a handful of games that would be amazing to see ported over to VR as well. Let’s break down some of those games and titles.
With 2017 behind us, we can now start to see just how popular some of the VR games on Steam were in 2017. Valve recently released their highest earning VR games list with some surprising data provided by Steamspy. To note, this is an estimate and may not reflect the most accurate numbers as there were several price changes and sales. This will provide us with a ballpark estimate as to how successful some of these VR games were so far since their launch.
VRChat has been one of the hottest VR applications in recent months where strangers and friends gather in the virtual world to socialize. In fact, VRChat has been so popular that some of the most popular Twitch streamers have actually been livestreaming using the VR app.
VRChat has also been noticed by some of the biggest artists in the world such as Deadmau5. He actually partnered up with VRChat and Justin Roiland to ring in the New Years in style. Using the virtual platform, they recreated Rick and Morty and had Justin Roiland voice over a short New Years countdown skit.