New virtual reality games are beginning to get announced more and more lately. We have been covering VR games as we find interesting ones- much like regular games not all VR games are “awesome”. From our experience, Fruit Ninja is a rather popular game with our readers and Youtube viewers so it is fitting to cover the fact it is coming to VR. A lot of VR headsets actually.
Oculus Rift. HTC Vive. Sony Playstation VR. Google Daydream. Probably another four or five headsets we have not even heard of yet can be added to that list in the future. Is Fruit Ninja turning into one of those games that was on ALL early cell phones back in the day? You know, games like Snake, a Tetris clone and sometimes Solitaire. I mean, this game is scheduled to hit four platforms that are not even available yet and surely more as they are announced. There is even a movie in the works. Seriously.
The normal modes, Zen/Arcade/Classic, will be included in these virtual reality releases. Recently it was announced that a fourth mode will be added, just for VR headsets. Player versus Player.
It will be interesting to see how Fruit Ninja will work with virtual reality headsets. I mean, this is a swiping game. Not a game like Lucky’s Tale that can make use of an external controller to control the action you see in the headset. This is a swiping game that requires precision when swiping too.
As you can tell, I am a little leery of Fruit Ninja coming to virtual reality headsets. I just don’t think there is going to be a satisfying control method that will work for the majority of fans.
Fruit Ninja VR is slated for a June release on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Everything else is “later this year.”