Discussion: Which Game Genre Is Missing Most From VR?

Community Download is a weekly discussion-focused articles series published (usually) every Monday in which we pose a single, core question to you all, our readers, in the spirit of fostering discussion and debate. For today’s Community Download,  we want to know which game genre you think is missing most in the VR market?

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Over the last 5+ years VR has slowly grown into its own format for computing. More and more we’re seeing big made-for-VR games or seeing big publishers fund VR ports of existing games that deliver deep, immersive experiences for players. Now more than ever it’s a good time to be a fan of VR if you’re also into gaming.

But it also seems like most developers cater to very specific types of gamers with their VR experiences. Horror games release in droves, zombie-related content is well-represented, and if you like shooting things with guns then you’re absolutely covered. The action-based FPS, competitive online shooter, and wave shooter are all three of the most popular genres in VR.

Don’t get me wrong, it totally makes sense, but there are lots of underrepresented genres in VR I’d love to see more of. For starters, more strategy games would be great. Brass Tactics is really one of the only solid VR strategy games and there haven’t been many sense. I’d also love more action-adventure fantasy-themed games like Asgard’s Wrath, but I fully accept those take years of development to make properly.

Missing VR Genres?

What kind of VR games do you want to see more of? Which genres do you think are missing most or are most underrepresented in the VR space?

Let us know down in the comments below!

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