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 but 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, PSVR 2 and Pico 4 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. Alongside PSVR 2, a standalone version recently appeared on Pico.
Acron: Attack of the Squirrels - August 10 (Pico)
Developed by Resolution Games, Acron: Attack of the Squirrels is a party game supporting 2-8 players. In VR, one person plays as a giant tree trying to protect its acorns, throwing projectiles at your enemies. On smartphones, everyone else plays as squirrels trying to steal those acorns.
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.
Green Hell VR - August 15 (PSVR 2)
Published by Incuvo, Green Hell VR arrives this month on PSVR 2. While it's “mainly” based off the Quest version instead of the PC VR version, the studio notes that the PSVR 2 version would feature PC VR-level graphics. PlayStation-specific features such as improved haptic feedback are also promised.
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.
Box to the Beat - August 23 (PC VR, Pico, Quest)
Developed by Khosouf Studio, Box To The Beat is a boxing-themed rhythm game focused on providing a workout. It's coming to Quest via App Lab and while Khosouf confirms a PSVR 2 release is happening "later this year," an exact release date remains unconfirmed.
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.
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: