Looking for new VR games coming out in April 2023? We’ve got you covered.
The last few months have been some of the busiest we've seen in VR's recent history, with PlayStation VR 2 offering over 40 launch games. While many of these were enhanced ports of existing VR titles, new experiences like Horizon Call of the Mountain, Gran Turismo 7 and Resident Evil Village made it a busy time. While that calmed down across March, VR didn't lack for big releases and April looks like another strong month.
Recent VR Releases – March 2023
Before we discuss the upcoming month, here's a list of VR games to check out from March.
Following a strong list of PSVR 2 launch games in February, March brought us plenty of anticipated titles. On PSVR 2, we saw exclusives like Before Your Eyes and The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR, alongside multi-platform games The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Chapter 2: Retribution and The Last Worker.
Across Quest 2, you could pick between Guardians Frontline, Not for Broadcast VR, Ghosts of Tabor, Divine Duel, Ghost Signal: A Stellaris Game, ARK and ADE and Peaky Blinders: The King's Ransom (also on Pico 4). Many new VR games for Quest also arrived on Steam, alongside PC VR exclusives like Vertigo 2 and Formula Retro Racing — World Tour.
New VR Games April 2023
Everslaught Invasion - April (Quest) [Update: Delayed]
Published by Fast Travel Games and developed by MobX Games, Everslaught Invasion offers an intense two-player co-op experience. Fast Travel Games confirmed to UploadVR that the game is set for release this month, with a final date to be confirmed down the line.
As one of three playable classes, you're tasked with taking down hordes of Corrupted foes, gradually building up your class skills and weapons. It's also coming to the HTC Vive XR Elite, though a release date remains unconfirmed.
Update: Everslaught Invasion is delayed until May.
Creed: Rise to Glory - Championship Edition - April 4 (PSVR 2)
A remastered version of 2018's Creed: Rise to Glory, the Championship Edition looks like a significant upgrade for the original game. Alongside new story content based on Creed III, Survios confirms it will include big visual upgrades like 4K/HDR support with foveated rendering, alongside haptic feedback and cross-platform multiplayer.
Across The Valley - April 6 (PC VR and PSVR 2)
Ever wanted to look after a VR farm? Utilizing a hand-drawn art style, upcoming sim Across the Valley tasks you with managing the fields while looking after livestock through minigames, using your profits to expand the farm.
Half-Life 2: Episode Two VR Mod - April 6 (PC VR)
Similar to Half-Life 2 and Episode One, Half-Life 2: Episode 2 now joins both games with its own VR mod. Developed by the Source VR Mod Team, it's a free mod offering full room-scale VR with motion controls, new weapon interactions, comfort options like motion vignettes and more. However, you must own the base game in order to use it.
Gambit! - April 6 (Quest, PC VR)
Yes, we know – this isn't the first time Gambit! has featured on one of these lists. The co-operative VR heist shooter from XREAL Games previously had a May 2022 release date set, before being moved to to December and then being delayed once again only one day before release.
However, the game is now set to release this week on April 6 for Quest and PC VR , with full cross-play support from day one.
Fruit Ninja 2 (Quest, PC VR, Pico)
This sequel brings back old game modes, while adding a new bow weapon, a rhythm mode and options for multiplayer. It slices its way onto Quest, PC VR and Pico headsets on April 6 – you can read more here.
Breachers - April 13 (Quest, Pico, PC VR)
Developed by Hyper Dash studio Triangle Factory, Breachers is a 5v5 tactical VR shooter reminiscent of Rainbow Six Siege and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Split between Enforcers and Revolters, there's a strong emphasis on verticality, letting you climb up walls to find different infiltration points.
Kill It With Fire VR - April 13 (Quest 2, PC VR)
Previously released for flatscreen platforms in 2020, Kill It With Fire VR is a first-person action game about taking down spiders and causing heavy collateral damage. First announced back in February, this is a separate release to the flatscreen Steam game, meaning owners of the original release will need to buy it again. Original PSVR and PSVR 2 versions are also coming later this year, though a specific release date remains unconfirmed.
A Knight In The Attic - April 13 (Quest, PC VR)
Developed by Mighty Yell, A Knight In The Attic is an adventure game with a medieval twist. Played like a board game in your grandmother's attic, you're tasked with guiding Guinevere to save Camelot from the evil Mordred, guiding them through puzzle-filled levels.
Call of the Sea - April 13 (Meta Quest 2, Quest Pro)
Initially released in 2020 for flatscreen platforms, this Bafta-nominated puzzle adventure is set in the 1930s and tells the story of Norah Everhart. She's investigating the disappearance of her husband Harry, who vanished while searching for a cure to Norah’s mysterious family illness.
Afterlife - April 19 (PSVR 2)
This new horror game from Split Light Studio promises a “twisted story” set within the Black Rose mental hospital. Playing a rookie police officer, you'll have to uncover the facility’s darkest secrets while fighting off enemies through firearms and psychokinetic powers, with a bit of telekinesis puzzle-solving in the mix as well.
Tennis League VR - April 20 (Quest)
Tennis League VR brings the full tennis court experience to Quest this month, with several game modes and options for single player and online multiplayer matches. You can read more in our Tennis League VR write-up from last week.
Amid Evil VR - April 20 (Quest, PC VR)
Influenced by classic 3D shooters, Amid Evil VR directly adapts the original flatscreen PC release from 2019. Promising seven episodes with different settings, enemies, magical weaponry and more, expect to see The Black Labyrinth DLC arrive for this VR version at a later date, alongside a PSVR 2 release down the line.
Fantavision 202x - April 27 (PC VR)
Previously released as a PSVR 2 launch game in February, Fantavision 202x is now heading to PC VR via Steam. A reboot of the PS2 puzzle game Fantavision, it's a puzzle game about catching fireworks of the same color from developer Cosmo Machia, who's taken over development duties from the now-defunct Japan Studio.
Eye of the Temple - April 27 (Quest 2)
This room-scale VR platformer launched for PC VR in 2021, but now it's coming to Quest 2 on April 27. Eye of the Temple sees you use your body to step on moving blocks, dodge traps and solve puzzles while moving within your real physical play space. Keep an eye out for our full review on release!