Weekly Games Recap


This year’s Game Developers Conference brought a lot of virtual reality game announcements which dominated the gaming scene the whole week. With the March 28 release of the Oculus Rift, April 5 for HTC Vive, and the PlayStation VR scheduled for October, 2016 is shaping up to be the year of virtual reality.

Not to be outdone, video game companies from traditional formats also made big announcements recently.  A more powerful version of the PlayStation 4 that’s in the works also came up, as well as supposed leaked images for Nintendo’s NX controller. Here’s a recap:
 

  • Real-time strategy game, “Battlefleet Gothic: Armada”, launched its beta version for those who pre-ordered the game on Steam or on the game’s website. Pre-orders also came with a 10 percent discount and the Space Marines Fleet downloadable content for free.
     

  • Crytek released an Oculus Rift only playable demo of “Back to Dinosaur Island 2” as a free download on Steam.
     

  • Tripwire Interactive released gameplay footage for their upcoming first person shooter, “Rising Storm 2: Vietnam”. The footage was taken from the game’s alpha version.
     

  • Virtual reality game “EVE: Gunjack” will release on March 28 for the Oculus Rift, and later this year for the HTC Vive. The game is currently available for Samsung’s Gear VR.