The VR Drop: March VR Variety

2022 is starting to kick into gear when it comes to virtual reality (VR) videogame launches. Next week is a perfect example with titles arriving for most headsets that aren’t all first-person shooters. There are some guns alongside pirates, musical flair, and bizarre mysteries to uncover. So take a look at what’s just around the corner.

Warhammer 40,000: Battle Sister

Buccaneers! – Skyward Digital

Last week Skyward Digital released Buccaneers! The New Age of Piracy a free-to-play demo for its upcoming pirate adventure. Buccaneers! arrives this coming week, a single-player RPG where you become a fearsome captain waging naval warfare, with a campaign where you sign up with either the British, French or Spanish empires or the Buccaneers’ League. Engage in tense naval and land battles whilst customising your ship with new paint schemes, cannons and upgrades. Fight ship-to-ship combat then board enemy vessels and assault forts to loot the best treasure.

Warhammer 40,000: Battle Sister – Pixel Toys

Having released Warhammer 40,000: Battle Sister as a Meta Quest platform exclusive back in 2020 know it’s the turn of PC VR players. This is a non-stop action-adventure where you play the role of Sister Ophelia, a veteran Sister of Battle who is searching for her long lost twin sister whilst fighting to save all of humanity. Choose from Bolters, Plasma Pistols, Flamers, Las Rifles, Power Swords and Chainswords as you cut down heretics, Chaos Space Marines and even bigger foes.


Virtuoso – Really Interactive

Want to unleash that inner musician in you or looking for new, innovative ways to create a beat? Then Virtuoso is for you. Build songs using some familiar and unfamiliar instruments, physically drum your own beat, use the Looper tool to create layer upon layer of sound or try your hand at the three-dimensional Oorgan. Utilise the six instruments to record tracks and share them with the community.

République: Anniversary Edition – Camouflaj

The mobile stealth adventure arrived back in 2013 and in the following years Camouflaj expanded support to VR headsets like Gear VR and Oculus Go. After a long wait, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR are finally getting support with République: Anniversary Edition. The 10-hour campaign puts the fate of Hope, a hacker, in your hands, guiding her by viewing each level through security cameras. The main difference with this anniversary edition is the addition of a developer’s commentary.

  • Supported platform(s): PlayStation VR
  • Launch date: 10th March

HitchHiker: A Mystery Game – Mad About Pandas

Last on the list for next week’s launch collection is HitchHiker: A Mystery Game. As the title suggests, you play a hitchhiker grabbing rides from strangers. With no memory of who you are the goal is to uncover your backstory by jumping in cars, visiting new locations and finding clues.

République: Anniversary Edition Finally Sneaks Onto PlayStation VR Next Week

PlayStation VR is now in its twilight years in comparison to other virtual reality (VR) headsets – it has been 6 years after all! – yet it’s still managing to offer owners new content. The latest comes from Camouflaj in the form of République: Anniversary Edition, a stealth experience due for release on 10th March.

Republique VR

République isn’t a new title, in fact, it’s a fairly old videogame hence the “Anniversary Edition” addition. It was originally released as République Episode 1 for mobile devices back in 2013 before its subsequent VR version arrived a few years later for Gear VR, Oculus Go and Oculus Quest – gmw3 reviewed the Go version in 2018.

République: Anniversary Edition was unveiled last summer during E3 week, with Camouflaj’s development partners Skymap Games reworking the title for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR. If you’ve played any of the previous editions then there’s not much change content-wise for 2022, what has been included is commentary from the developers, talking about their design decisions and what goes into making a videogame like this.

If you’re new to the République franchise the stealth-action gameplay puts the fate of Hope, a hacker, in your hands. With a narrative that explores the perils of government surveillance in the internet age, République offers 10-hours of gameplay where you have to escape a mysterious totalitarian state.


Alongside her hacking abilities, Hope has a bunch of cool gadgets and tricks up her sleeve to evade capture. Utilising the environment to hide from guards all the action is viewed from the position of security cameras, so you have to switch between them to get the best viewpoint of the danger ahead.

You can pick up République: Anniversary Edition for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR on 10th March 2022. For further updates on Camouflaj’s latest VR titles, keep reading gmw3.

République: Anniversary Edition Coming Soon to PlayStation VR, in Digital & Physical Formats

Republique: Anniversary Edition

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2021 keeps on giving this week with Limited Run Games’ showcase announcing République: Anniversary Edition, a reworking of Camouflaj’s mobile original, coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR soon.


République was the studios’ first title when it launched in 2014 and was subsequently brought to Steam and PlayStation – although it is now delisted on the PS Store. Camouflaj then brought out République VR for Gear VR, followed by Oculus Go and Oculus Quest.

By the sound of it République: Anniversary Edition for PlayStation VR won’t be utilising the previous VR version as this new edition has been rebuilt for PlayStation by Camouflaj’s development partners Skymap Games. There aren’t many details regarding how the anniversary edition will be different other than it’ll feature commentary: “revealing new secrets about the game’s tumultuous development,” says the press release.

With Limited Run Games handling the launch PlayStation VR owners will be able to pick up République: Anniversary Edition as a physical copy through their website, as well as finding it digitally via the PlayStation Store. A release date has yet to be confirmed.


République is a stealth-action videogame that explores the perils of government surveillance in the internet age. With over 10 hours of gameplay, you control the fortunes of Hope, a woman trapped inside a mysterious totalitarian state who must hack her way to freedom.

Stay with us as VRFocus continues its E3 2021 coverage, and as further details for République: Anniversary Edition are released we’ll keep you updated.