Update 12/15/16: Need for Speed VR is now available.
en we reviewed ’s Daydream View headset last month, we were enamored with the simple, affordable solution to virtual reality, but somewhat disappointed in the lack of content. st a hful of games were available at launch, while there were certainly some fun titles, it was missing a real killer app to showcase its full capabilities.
Barely a month after its release, is following through on its promise to build a full Daydream ecosystem. ong with two new colors of the fabric-wrapped headset (Crimson Snow), a new crop of virtual-reality apps have launched in the ay Store, whether you’re a master builder, speed demon, or couch potato, you’re sure to find something to get your attention:
- Gunjack: End of Shift ($12.99): Developed exclusively for Daydream, the sequel to the popular VR shooter puts gamers in an epic sci-fi space shooter. As a turret operator, you’ll be charged with destroying waves of attackers with special weapons shields.
- GO Brickheadz (Free): l of the fun of gos without the pain of stepping on them, you can design your own blocky BrickHeadz characters bring them to life in go’s virtual world. You’ll be able to unlock new characters items as you go, as your imagination runs wild.
- ($5.99): As the title suggests, you can take on the role of a spell-casting elder set in an alternate 1880’s ndon. Challenge other competitors to duels build your library of spells as you traverse an immersive magical world.
- NextVR (Free, requires subscription): ether you want to watch courtside action or feel the music from center stage, Daydream’s NextVR puts you right in the middle of the action. From NBA NFgames to the Daytona 500 ve Nation concerts, it’ll be like you’re experiencing it live even if you’re miles away.
- Underworld Overlord ($4.99): Another Daydream exclusive, Underworld Overlord lets you experience the dark side of VR as you comm a dungeon packed with monsters treasures, defend your realm from the good guys trying to take it back.
- yers of Fear ($9.99): Transport yourself into Victorian times as the popular first-person psychedelic horror game becomes a virtual experience that puts you deep in the mind of an insane painter. Uncover new terrors you explore the deepest corners of his terrifying mansion.
- HBO Now/HBO Go (Free, requires subscription): If you’ve ever wanted to take a trip to steros, the HBO Now Daydream app will plop you right in the middle of the Game of Thrones’ r of the Five Kings. And you’ll get access to all of your other favorites too, all presented on your giant virtual screen.
- Netflix (Free, requires subscription): ’ve been waiting since Daydream’s launch for the ability to watch Stranger Things Orange is the New Black in all their virtual-sized glory, now they’re here. Every Netflix show movie will come alive before your eyes as your couch turns into a virtual movie seat.
- Need For Speed: No mits VR ($14.99): Strap yourself into the driver’s seat of some of the fastest cars in the world as you zip down roads hug curves like a drag racer. Customize your ride, challenge other drivers, experience first-h what it’s like to drive at blinding speeds.
y this matters: ’s new VR ecosystem delivers a really great mobile VR experience, but it’s not going to go anywhere if it support doesn’t materialize. That means more Daydream-ready phones, eventually other headsets, lots lots of apps games. th the Moto Z Moto Z Force now Daydream ready, the apps starting to flow, it appears that Daydream is off to a good start. It’s up to to keep the momentum going.