Who would have thought back in November 2013 when we all purchased our PlayStation 4’s that we would now be contemplating getting the most exciting gaming product to date. PlayStation VR has started with one almighty bang. Coming in at a cool £349.99/€399.99/$399 (plus extra for the camera), the cheaper-than-expected price tag has made owning this futuristic headset a doable proposition. Here’s a tiny taste of why you need to jump on board.
It’s great to see some indie action coming to PSVR as Mike Bithell is currently working on an expansion pack to Volume. Volume: Coda picks up after the events of the core game and introduces a new character and a new campaign featuring 30 new levels. Futuridium developer Mixed Bag will be bringing an updated Futuridium EP Deluxe out with full PSVR support at launch too.
PlayStation VR Worlds is coming exclusively to PlayStation VR. PS VR Worlds is a collection of five VR experiences. Want to unleash your inner mobster? Then The London Heist could be for you. The other experiences on offer are sci-fi adventure Scavenger’s Odyssey, futuristic sports game Danger Ball, underwater antics with Into The Deep and finally VR Luge lets you step into the jumpsuit of an illegal street racer.
THUMPER combines classic rhythm-action with breakneck speed and brutal physicality. Whether you play on a massive TV and sound system or PlayStation VR, THUMPER looks an exciting prospect either way. We spoke to Marc Flury from Drool about THUMPER. He told us: “So many games have influenced Thumper in many ways. The list includes Mario Kart, F-Zero, Wind Waker, and the work of Platinum Games”. You can read the full interview here.
Supermassive Games get in on the VR action as they bring Tumble VR exclusively to PlayStation VR. Get your thinking cap on as Tumble VR places you in a virtual arena specifically designed to test your physical dexterity and mental skills.
Rebellion’s arcade shooter Battlezone comes thundering onto VR. Atari’s 1980 virtual reality shooter gets a reboot and from what we can see it’s all change. Jaw-dropping sci-fi landscapes and bright retro-futuristic glows make Battlezone a day one purchase for us.
Launching exclusively for PlayStation VR is RIGS, a First Person Shooter that throws you into explosive battle arenas where mechanised combat and futuristic sports collide head-on. Take a look at Cambridge’s Guerrilla VR-exclusive arena shooter in this videos on how to make a VR shooter. Interesting stuff indeed.
Gang Beasts is a silly local multiplayer party game with surly gelatinous characters, brutal mêlée fight sequences, and absurdly hazardous environments. Developers, Boneloaf confirm that they are working to support online and PlayStation VR game modes for the PS4 version of the game.
Puzzle adventure game XING: The Land Beyond . Players are transported to the world of XING, an afterlife where they must uncover secrets about why they were sent there and who they are. Looking at the Environment Trailer below, XING: The Land Beyond could be one of those games you go A.W.O.L for.
Namco Bandai’s Ace Combat 7 brings its arsenal of ultra-modern super weapons to VR. Let’s cross our fingers for the best Ace Combat game ever as we hope to be immersed in ACE COMBAT 7’s realism through exclusive features developed specifically for the Sony PlayStation VR. The aerial dogfight also comes to PS4.
We’re certainly pumped of PlayStation VR. Who’s not?!