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PlayStation VR is about to get a massive increase in its library through the end of 2017 and into early 2018, with over 60 new games coming within the next several months. But the announcement of one of those games rises above the rest.

No, it’s not Doom VFR or Elder Scrolls V: Skryim VR, which we already knew about. It’s not even American Dream, which tasks players with using guns to perform literally every activity, including flipping burgers and watering your lawn.

None of these games can stack up to maybe the biggest announcement of the year, which is that Desert Bus is coming to VR.

Originally scheduled to debut in 1995 for Sega CD as a part of Penn & Teller’s Smoke and Mirrors, the game never saw an official release but has lived on thanks to its spread online. Desert Bus tasks players with driving a bus between Tuscon, Arizona, and Las Vegas, Nevada—in real time. The catch is that there are no enemies, almost no gameplay, and graphics that fully encapsulate the definition of minimalism. You earn one point every time you reach the next city, and if you let the bus drift off the road, you lose. More recently, the charity Desert Bus for Hope raised almost $700,000 for Child’s Play for playing the game for nearly a week straight.

Now Desert Bus is making its way into the 21st century via Penn & Teller VR: Frankly Unfair, Unkind, Unnecessary and Underhanded, which is coming to PlayStation VR sometime in early 2018. How Desert Bus will translate to VR will be anyone’s guess, but either the graphics will get an update, or the U.S. government will have a new torture tool to debut at Guantanamo Bay.

Another highlight from PSVR’s upcoming release list is Obduction, a new adventure game from the creators of MystObduction transports players to an alien planet “populated with pieces of Earth from various locations and times.”

You can read the full list of upcoming PSVR titles below or over on the PlayStation Blog. Unfortunately, Fallout 4 VR still hasn’t made the cut, despite rumors that it would be coming to PSVR.

2017 PSVR games

  • Anamorphine
  • Ark Park
  • Brain Voyagers
  • Bravo Team
  • Chernobyl
  • CoolpaintVR
  • CubeWorks
  • Discovery
  • Doom VFR
  • DragonBlast VR
  • Dream Angling
  • Drunkn Bar Fight
  • DWVR
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
  • End Space
  • Everest VR
  • Fishing Master
  • Flatline: Experience the Other Side
  • Ghosts in the Toybox
  • Gran Turismo Sport
  • Hex Tunnel
  • Honor & Duty
  • Hopalong: The Badlands
  • The Inpatient
  • Justice League VR
  • Light Tracer
  • Megaton Rainfall
  • Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV
  • Moss
  • No Heroes Allowed!
  • Nothin’ But Net
  • Obduction
  • Pixeljunk VR: Dead Hungry
  • Prana
  • Quar Infernal Machines
  • The Rabbit Hole
  • Radial-G: Racing Revolved
  • RadianVR
  • Rec Room
  • Run Dorothy Run
  • Sculptrvr
  • Serious Soccer
  • Shooty Fruitie
  • Snow Fortress
  • The Solus Project
  • Stardrone VR
  • Stifled
  • Super Amazeballs
  • Survios
  • Virtual Engagement Confronting Fears
  • VirtuGO
  • VR Apocalypse

2018 PSVR games

  • Alvo
  • The American Dream
  • Ariel
  • Blasters of the Universe
  • Chainman
  • Cold Iron
  • Dead Secret
  • Dragonflight VR
  • Drone Fighters
  • Dungeon Chess
  • End of the Beginning
  • Golem
  • Knockout League
  • Penn & Teller VR: Frankly Unfair, Unkind, Unnecessary and Underhanded (including Desert Bus)
  • Pixel Ripped 1989
  • Torn
  • Xing: The Land Beyond

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By Michael Goroff | 10/13/2017 11:30 AM PT | Updated 10/13/2017 11:33 AM PT

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PlayStation VR is about to get a massive increase in its library through the end of 2017 and into early 2018, with over 60 new games coming within the next several months. But the announcement of one of those games rises above the rest.

No, it’s not Doom VFR or Elder Scrolls V: Skryim VR, which we already knew about. It’s not even American Dream, which tasks players with using guns to perform literally every activity, including flipping burgers and watering your lawn.

None of these games can stack up to maybe the biggest announcement of the year, which is that Desert Bus is coming to VR.

Originally scheduled to debut in 1995 for Sega CD as a part of Penn & Teller’s Smoke and Mirrors, the game never saw an official release but has lived on thanks to its spread online. Desert Bus tasks players with driving a bus between Tuscon, Arizona, and Las Vegas, Nevada—in real time. The catch is that there are no enemies, almost no gameplay, and graphics that fully encapsulate the definition of minimalism. You earn one point every time you reach the next city, and if you let the bus drift off the road, you lose. More recently, the charity Desert Bus for Hope raised almost $700,000 for Child’s Play for playing the game for nearly a week straight.

Now Desert Bus is making its way into the 21st century via Penn & Teller VR: Frankly Unfair, Unkind, Unnecessary and Underhanded, which is coming to PlayStation VR sometime in early 2018. How Desert Bus will translate to VR will be anyone’s guess, but either the graphics will get an update, or the U.S. government will have a new torture tool to debut at Guantanamo Bay.

Another highlight from PSVR’s upcoming release list is Obduction, a new adventure game from the creators of MystObduction transports players to an alien planet “populated with pieces of Earth from various locations and times.”

You can read the full list of upcoming PSVR titles below or over on the PlayStation Blog. Unfortunately, Fallout 4 VR still hasn’t made the cut, despite rumors that it would be coming to PSVR.

2017 PSVR games

  • Anamorphine
  • Ark Park
  • Brain Voyagers
  • Bravo Team
  • Chernobyl
  • CoolpaintVR
  • CubeWorks
  • Discovery
  • Doom VFR
  • DragonBlast VR
  • Dream Angling
  • Drunkn Bar Fight
  • DWVR
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
  • End Space
  • Everest VR
  • Fishing Master
  • Flatline: Experience the Other Side
  • Ghosts in the Toybox
  • Gran Turismo Sport
  • Hex Tunnel
  • Honor & Duty
  • Hopalong: The Badlands
  • The Inpatient
  • Justice League VR
  • Light Tracer
  • Megaton Rainfall
  • Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV
  • Moss
  • No Heroes Allowed!
  • Nothin’ But Net
  • Obduction
  • Pixeljunk VR: Dead Hungry
  • Prana
  • Quar Infernal Machines
  • The Rabbit Hole
  • Radial-G: Racing Revolved
  • RadianVR
  • Rec Room
  • Run Dorothy Run
  • Sculptrvr
  • Serious Soccer
  • Shooty Fruitie
  • Snow Fortress
  • The Solus Project
  • Stardrone VR
  • Stifled
  • Super Amazeballs
  • Survios
  • Virtual Engagement Confronting Fears
  • VirtuGO
  • VR Apocalypse

2018 PSVR games

  • Alvo
  • The American Dream
  • Ariel
  • Blasters of the Universe
  • Chainman
  • Cold Iron
  • Dead Secret
  • Dragonflight VR
  • Drone Fighters
  • Dungeon Chess
  • End of the Beginning
  • Golem
  • Knockout League
  • Penn & Teller VR: Frankly Unfair, Unkind, Unnecessary and Underhanded (including Desert Bus)
  • Pixel Ripped 1989
  • Torn
  • Xing: The Land Beyond

Read More


About Michael Goroff

view all posts

Michael Goroff has been gaming for almost three decades. He's a lover of all games and systems, but he mostly plays Xbox. That being said, if he's a fanboy, he's a fanboy for the game industry as a whole. Spit white-hot fanboy hate at him, trash talk his Gold II rank on Rocket League, or maybe just send him a cordial hello on Twitter @gogogoroff.