Just in time for payday weekend, Steam rolls out a limited time sale dedicated to exploration and open-world adventures, with some rather nice discounts on virtual reality (VR) compatible titles. So if you fancy spending the weekend shunning the outside world for one that’s digital, here might be a good place to start.
Steam’s Open World sale is fairly limited in time in comparison to its more seasonal events, with discounts available until 31st May at 10am PT (6pm BST). Discounts seem to range from a modest 20% off to the far more eye-catching 80%+ on a few select titles.
While some skirt the line between open-world and more linear, narrative-based adventures here are some which caught VRFocus’ eye. Hello Games’ sci-fi epic No Man’s Sky is one of the prominent of the bunch with a 50% discount dropping it down to £19.99. Staying with the sci-fi theme you’ve always got Elite Dangerous which only costs £4.99 thanks to a 75% discount – great for those who love HOTAS controls. Or there’s always Star Wars: Squadrons for a more arcade-action experience, currently retailing for £13.99 off a 60% discount.
Not into sci-fi? How about something a little more horrifying? Endnight Games’ The Forest is in the sale, pitting you against cannibalistic mutants for the rock bottom price of £6.97, a nice 55% saving. On the post-apocalyptic front, there’s Into the Radius VR where you can try and survive the Pechorsk Radius zone for £16.65, only a 30% saving on that one. But who doesn’t love a good zombie survival videogame? Arizona Sunshine always seems to be discounted, currently at £11.89, whilst the rather excellent The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners‘ 20% offer drops it to £24.79.
It’s also worth taking a look at:
- Trover Saves the Universe – £8.32
- Thief Simulator VR – £10.37
- Ultrawings – £5.69
- Ultimate Fishing Simulator VR – £8.08
- Universe Sandbox – £15.93
- City Car Driving Home Edition – £4.30
Of course, there are plenty more VR titles in the sale so it’s worth taking a look. VRFocus will continue its coverage of the latest VR deals, reporting back with further updates.