Humble Bundle’s Fall VR Emporium Deal Includes $154+ of Games

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2020’s Humble Bundle Fall virtual reality (VR) offer arrived a little late in the season but that’s not the case in 2021, a little early in fact. The Fall VR Emporium Bundle has just gone live where you can get up to seven titles for an incredibly low price for a limited time.

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This year’s VR bundle features quite the crop of VR videogames with Arizona Sunshine, House Flipper VR, Until You Fall, Zero Caliber VR, A Fisherman’s Tale, Paper Beast and Wands all featuring. As always there are various options depending on how much you want to spend and which titles take your fancy, it isn’t quite pick ‘n’ mix but it is close.

You can go for the one item bundle which is Wands, where you have to pay at least £0.72 GBP. Then there’s the four-item bundle with Zero Caliber VR, A Fisherman’s Tale, Paper Beast and Wands for a minimum of £10.64, But is you don’t have any of these titles then you may as well go for all seven at the minimum purchase price of £10.83.

If you’re new to Humble Bundle the whole point is that this is a charitable offer, encouraging you to pay a little more – why not round up to £20 for example? – for a good cause. It’s not a solitary cause you might not be interested in either, you can select which organisation receives your funds (there’s GamesAid, Women in Games International and many more) and how much is split between the publisher, Humble Bundle and the charity.

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There are definitely some choice titles in the selection such as Schell Games’ roguelike sword fighter Until You Fall and Pixel Reef’s delightfully out there puzzler Paper Beast. Both are VR experiences everyone should have a go at.

The Fall VR Emporium Bundle is available now through to 1st October 2021. For further updates on the latest VR deals – like the Oculus Quest Larcenauts one tomorrow – keep reading VRFocus.

Get Lost in VR With Steam’s Open World Celebration

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Just in time for payday weekend, Steam rolls out a limited time sale dedicated to exploration and open-world adventures, with some rather nice discounts on virtual reality (VR) compatible titles. So if you fancy spending the weekend shunning the outside world for one that’s digital, here might be a good place to start.

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

Steam’s Open World sale is fairly limited in time in comparison to its more seasonal events, with discounts available until 31st May at 10am PT (6pm BST). Discounts seem to range from a modest 20% off to the far more eye-catching 80%+ on a few select titles.

While some skirt the line between open-world and more linear, narrative-based adventures here are some which caught VRFocus’ eye. Hello Games’ sci-fi epic No Man’s Sky is one of the prominent of the bunch with a 50% discount dropping it down to £19.99. Staying with the sci-fi theme you’ve always got Elite Dangerous which only costs £4.99 thanks to a 75% discount – great for those who love HOTAS controls. Or there’s always Star Wars: Squadrons for a more arcade-action experience, currently retailing for £13.99 off a 60% discount.

Not into sci-fi? How about something a little more horrifying? Endnight Games’ The Forest is in the sale, pitting you against cannibalistic mutants for the rock bottom price of £6.97, a nice 55% saving. On the post-apocalyptic front, there’s Into the Radius VR where you can try and survive the Pechorsk Radius zone for £16.65, only a 30% saving on that one. But who doesn’t love a good zombie survival videogame? Arizona Sunshine always seems to be discounted, currently at £11.89, whilst the rather excellent The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners‘ 20% offer drops it to £24.79.

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It’s also worth taking a look at:

Of course, there are plenty more VR titles in the sale so it’s worth taking a look. VRFocus will continue its coverage of the latest VR deals, reporting back with further updates.

Maskmaker Dev Working on Unannounced Game to be Published by Vertigo Games

Maskmaker

French virtual reality (VR) developer InnerspaceVR only launched its latest title Maskmaker in conjunction with MWMi a couple of weeks ago but work is already underway on its next project. This was confirmed today with Vertigo Games announcing that it would be publishing the as yet unannounced VR title.

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The Arizona Sunshine developer previously worked with InnerspaceVR on its puzzle experience A Fisherman’s Tale as well as The Corsair’s Curse, a cooperative puzzle adventure for location-based entertainment (LBE) venues. “After a successful partnership on A Fisherman’s Tale, we’re delighted to add Innerspace’s next VR title to our publishing line-up. It’s a magnificent game that we are confident will once again hook VR players in the signature mind-boggling way only Innerspace VR games can,” said Richard Stitselaar, Managing Director at Vertigo Games in a statement. 

Considering InnerspaceVR’s penchant for unusual puzzle titles interwoven with deep narrative, whatever the studio has planned will likely go bigger and bolder than before. Maskmaker is a testament to the team’s skill in crafting engrossing VR experiences, where you can carve and decorate magical masks to explore worlds and take control of inhabitants whilst uncovering the mystery of the mask maker.

“We’re really happy to strengthen our partnership with Vertigo Games once more and we can’t wait to work together on engaging lots of players from all around the globe with great VR,” adds Balthazar Auxietre, Creative Director and Co-founder of InnerspaceVR. “As working with them on our first game was a tremendous step forward for us as a studio, we’re confident that this new project will be another important milestone for us. We believe that this one reaffirms our passion for the VR medium and its ability to amaze us.”

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No details have been released at this stage about how early in development this new project is or when the studios might release further information. When they do VRFocus will let you know.

Co-Op Shooter After The Fall Releases This Summer With PC VR And PSVR Crossplay

Today Vertigo Games revealed its upcoming co-op survival looter shooter, After the Fall, is coming to PC VR and PSVR this summer with crossplay.

We first learned about After the Fall nearly two years ago when we got the chance to go hands-on at E3 2019. Back then, we described it as a “familiar FPS” but noted the potential for it to serve as an addictive hub for co-op shooter fun. Even nearly five years later, Arizona Sunshine is still one of the best co-op games out there with it’s slow-paced zombie-slaying tension. After the Fall looks to crank that all the way up.

When we tried it back at E3 the enemies moved much faster than the stumbling zombies of Arizona Sunshine and there was even a big boss fight that erupted in multi-colored loot drops once defeated.

In today’s PS Blog post, we got some new details on the upcoming game. You may recall the premise is a new twist on the post apocalypse in that, rather than being ravaged by bombs and transformed into a gray-brown wasteland, everything is frozen over this time.

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Vertigo debuted a new cinematic trailer today (embedded above) inside the blog post with the promise of an “all-new gameplay trailer” coming in the next few weeks. It sounds like there will be a base camp hub area where you can prep for missions, meet up with friends, or take AI companions out with you. Or, you can just roll solo.

On PSVR After the Fall will fully support the PS Aim Controller, or it can be played with two PS Move controllers. It doesn’t sound like DualShock 4 by itself will be an option.

Check out the official website and Twitter account for more details. After the Fall is slated for a release on PC VR and PSVR this summer with crossplay.

Check Out Arizona Sunshine’s Free New Coop Map Right Here

As promised last week, the Quest version of Arizona Sunshine just got a free update adding a new map, and we’ve got a first look for you right here.

The new map, named Trailer Park, takes another level of the game’s 2016 campaign for four players to team up in. You’ll need to survive for as long as possible, gunning down hordes of zombies between waves. Get further into the level and you’ll unlock new weapons.

Trailer Park is available on Quest right now and will be coming to PC VR and PSVR early next year. It’s a fun addition to the horde mode, packing players into tight confines with enemies pouring in from every angle. You’ll weave in and out between buildings, though ammo runs scarce pretty quickly. Headshot experts required.

Arizona’s new map is the latest reveal in our Winter Wrap-Up week here at Upload. We’ve already featured Blaston, Demeo and The Wizards: Dark Times, but check back tomorrow for a look at Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife. We’ll also have the first look at new gameplay from Sam & Max: This Time It’s Virtual and we’ll be revealing the full list of nominations for Upload’s 2020 VR Awards. Check out the full schedule below!

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What are you looking forward to at the Winter Wrap-Up? Let us know in the comments below!

Next Week: UploadVR’s Winter Wrap-Up With All-New Reveals!

In search of that festive feeling? Well we’ve got a little surprise for you – UploadVR’s Winter Wrap-Up kicks off next week!

We’ll be rounding out the year in style with the help of some of our most anticipated projects of 2021. Join us every day next week at 9am PT when we’ll be debuting exclusive content for new VR games and incoming updates for some of 2020’s best titles. Check out the full schedule below!

Get Festive With UploadVR’s Winter Wrap-Up!

Starting out on Monday we’ll have the very first footage of a new Quest 2 game. What is it? We’re keeping that under wraps for now – you’ll just have to tune in to find out! Moving on to Tuesday, the team at Resolution Games has updates on its 1v1 shooter, Blaston, as well as a sneak peek at the just-announced turn-based RPG, Demeo.

Wednesday brings seasons greetings from Fast Travel Games as the team talks five reasons to play its new game, Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife, complete with the first-ever Quest 2 development footage! Meanwhile, Vertigo Games takes over Thursday with new looks at two games it’s publishing in the new year – Traffic Jams and Unplugged.

Finally, on Friday, we’ll round out the week with a brand new look at Sam & Max: This Time It’s Virtual. We can’t wait to see what the team at Happy Giant has in store.

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But that’s far from all! Across the week we’ll have plenty more content to share, including a chat with Atlas V about its upcoming slate of VR movies, a first look at Arizona Sunshine’s new horde map, and the reveal of an all-new VR kaiju game! Plus team Upload will be in the Download studio to talk over some of the year’s biggest topics and look forward to what’s coming in 2021. Don’t miss out on Friday, when we’ll reveal our full VR awards 2020 nominations!

So that’s next week sorted for you! UploadVR’s Winter Wrap-Up is coming in hot – don’t miss it.

Arizona Sunshine Quest Gets Trailer Park Horde Map Next Week

There’s yet more content headed to Vertigo Games’ Arizona Sunshine. The Quest version of the game gets a new co-op map next week.

The studio, together with development partner Jaywalkers Interactive, this week revealed the Trailer Park map. It’s taken from one of the campaign levels and will be introduced as part of a free update that everyone with a copy of the game on Quest will get. Check out the trailer below.

As with other multiplayer maps, the Trailer Park will let up to four players team up to take on waves of zombies and survive as long as possible. As you play you’ll get access to better weapons that will help you fend off the hordes for as long as possible. You’ll weave between buildings, scavenging supplies where possible and trying to save on bullets with well-placed headshots. Just your standard day for the survivors in the world of Arizona Sunshine, then.

This is just the latest in a long list of post-launch updates for Arizona Sunshine. Last month, Vertigo revealed that around one in ten people that own a VR headset have a copy of its enduring zombie shooter. Since launch in 2016 the game’s seen multiple story expansions and new maps as well as arcade-exclusive experiences. Earlier this year the studio was acquired by Koch Media and continues to work on its next big VR title, After The Fall, which is due next year.

As for PC VR and PSVR? The update will apparently be coming in early 2021.

Around One In Ten VR Players Owns Arizona Sunshine, Vertigo Says

According to developer Vertigo Games, around one in ten VR players owns a copy of Arizona Sunshine.

Marketing Director Kimara Rouwit said as much to MCV in a recent interview. “When we launched Arizona Sunshine, back in 2016, we hoped that it would become the game that it is now,” Rouwit explained, “most recently, the numbers are around one in every ten VR players owns a copy of Arizona Sunshine.”

This is a pretty extraordinary figure, even for a game like Arizona that saw success out of the gates when it launched on PC VR headsets in 2016. It’s a first-person shooter (FPS) set in a post-apocalyptic world in which zombies have overrun humanity. Unlike most of its competitors, Arizona Sunshine offered a full single-player campaign and multiplayer options whilst making full use of 6DOF tracking. The game generated $1.4 million in revenue in its first month of sales and won our first ever Game of the Year award.

Since then, Arizona has enjoyed ports to PSVR and, much more recently, Oculus Quest, along with multiple DLC expansions and arcade iterations. That post-launch support hadn’t been planned from the start according to Rouwit: “So that was like the dream. But realistically, that wasn’t what we had expected. we didn’t expect this amount of success. So, to be honest, we didn’t really plan for a service model with Arizona Sunshine, because nobody knew how big the player base was that you might be servicing.”

Vertigo Games is no doubt hoping to see similar success with its next big VR game, After The Fall, a cooperative shooter not too far off from Arizona’s foundations. The game’s been MIA throughout 2020 and was recently delayed to 2021. Vertigo itself was recently acquired by Koch Media, and continues to work on VR projects including publishing upcoming titles like Traffic Jams.

After The Fall Delayed To 2021 With ‘Big Plans’ To Come

After a long silence, upcoming zombie VR shooter After The Fall has been delayed.

The game, developed by Arizona Sunshine studio Vertigo Games, will now be releasing in early 2021, a tweet today confirmed.

After The Fall Delayed

“However, with the COVID-19 outbreak and everything going on in the world, we are facing several challenges that require more time to safely develop After The Fall and meet our high standards,” the message reads.

After The Fall Delay

Towards the end, the developer says that it “cannot wait” to show more of the game off and that it has “big plans” for the title.

We first revealed After The Fall as part of UploadVR’s E3 VR Showcase in 2019. It’s a co-op game for up to four players, trading Arizona Sunshine’s blistering heat for a frozen post-apocalyptic world. At the time, the developer confirmed the game was coming to PC VR headsets, and it was confirmed for PSVR shortly thereafter.

But it’s been around a year since we last heard anything meaningful from the game and we had long assumed it wouldn’t be releasing this year. We do wonder if Vertigo, which was recently acquired by Koch Media, is working on a Quest version of the game too, though it’s made no such announcements to date. It’s not clear if the studio still plans to go ahead with a beta for the game that was previously mentioned, but we’ve reached out to the team to find out.

What do you make of the After The Fall delay? Are you planning to pick the game up? Let us know in the comments below!

After The Fall Delayed To 2021 With ‘Big Plans’ To Come

After a long silence, upcoming zombie VR shooter After The Fall has been delayed.

The game, developed by Arizona Sunshine studio Vertigo Games, will now be releasing in early 2021, a tweet today confirmed.

After The Fall Delayed

“However, with the COVID-19 outbreak and everything going on in the world, we are facing several challenges that require more time to safely develop After The Fall and meet our high standards,” the message reads.

After The Fall Delay

Towards the end, the developer says that it “cannot wait” to show more of the game off and that it has “big plans” for the title.

We first revealed After The Fall as part of UploadVR’s E3 VR Showcase in 2019. It’s a co-op game for up to four players, trading Arizona Sunshine’s blistering heat for a frozen post-apocalyptic world. At the time, the developer confirmed the game was coming to PC VR headsets, and it was confirmed for PSVR shortly thereafter.

But it’s been around a year since we last heard anything meaningful from the game and we had long assumed it wouldn’t be releasing this year. We do wonder if Vertigo, which was recently acquired by Koch Media, is working on a Quest version of the game too, though it’s made no such announcements to date. It’s not clear if the studio still plans to go ahead with a beta for the game that was previously mentioned, but we’ve reached out to the team to find out.

What do you make of the After The Fall delay? Are you planning to pick the game up? Let us know in the comments below!