Oculus Quest, HTC Vive, Valve Index, PlayStation VR - going virtual isn’t going anywhere. And as part-time Lawnmower Men and VR enthusiasts Joab and Kosta take a look at the state of all things Virtual in 2021, and the games that define the medium.
The Best VR Games to Play in 2021
Star Wars: Squadrons
SteamVR, Oculus, PSVR
Star Wars: Squadrons is a Star Wars flight sim with a VR mode available to it, so it’s not governed by the rules of other VR games — it is a complete game that happens to allow you to play it using a VR headset.
And it is one of the most phenomenal experiences I have ever had in my life. There is a moment in the game's storyline where, after some brief story setup and a mandatory attempt to position an Imperial pilot as a possible 'good guy', where you fade into the cockpit of a Rebellion X-Wing. And in VR, with the banged up, barely running aesthetic of a T-65B X-Wing Starfighter separating you from the vacuum of infinite space, you get to live out childhood dreams.
I mean, you do if your childhood dreams were at all like mine. Both me and Kosta have sung its praises before, which you can have a look at if you're after more detail — and if you're keen on doing it yourself, you should know that it is now available on Xbox Game Pass for PC and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and while there's some messing about to be done, that version of the game is completely playable in VR.
Also Check Out: Elite: Dangerous, and coming November 2014, Star Citizen!