The PlayStation VR launches on October 13, 2016 and what better way to prepare for the launch than with a small guide on some upcoming games. The PlayStation Insider Team has put together a list of 10 games we are most excited for. Let us know which PlayStation VR games you are looking forward to in the comments below.
Super Hyper Cube – Michael Ruiz
Every great piece of gaming hardware needs a Tetris. A game that not only has you competing with others, but with yourself. SuperHyperCube seems to be that game for Playstation VR. Fitting ambiguously shaped cubes into various shaped holes in a wall sounds like an incredibly simple idea, but with the addition of leaderboards, I can see myself playing SuperHyperCube for the duration of PS VR’s lifecycle.
Resident Evil 7 – Dan Thompson
Resident Evil banks on the fact that the series is going back to its roots, both in execution and in objective. By utilizing the latest technology of PS VR, the latest incarnation promises to create a systemically horrifying experience. Being the first notable AAA VR title, Resident EVIl is going to add enormously to PS VR’s launch lineup.
Thumper – Marc Villa
Thumper may seem like another rhythm and music game, however once you sit down and play it, it’s unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. The controls are incredibly easy to get the hang of and the soundtrack is amazing. This is a title that truly captures some of the unique capabilities that VR has to offer.
Farpoint – Marc Villa
Developed exclusively for PlayStation VR, Farpoint is a space adventure set on a hostile alien world. Farpoint was developed with the PS VR Aim Controller in mind and offers players a truly unique way to experience this unnerving VR title. The VR Aim Controller allows you to do things in Farpoint that are just not possible in a standard FPS game. The controller utilizes direct 1 to 1 tracking, so the aiming you do in the game should react just as it would in real life.
Star Wars Battlefront: X-Wing VR Mission – Logan Moore
Since I was a child I have dreamed of piloting an X-wing. Without some vast advances in technology within the next few decades, it looks like that dream will never come to fruition. Luckily, the Star Wars Battlefront X-Wing VR Mission is here to make my dreams become somewhat realized. The idea of looking around my X-Wing’s cockpit while dogfighting with opposing TIE Fighters sounds incredible. Add an amazing soundtrack by John Williams in the background, along with all of the other familiar sound effects from the Star Wars movies and you have an incredible VR experience on your hands. While I only expect the mission to last a couple minutes, I will definitely replay this multiple times all while having a big, goofy grin on my face.
Rez Infinite – Logan Moore
Rez is mind blowing. If you’ve never played it, imagine dropping acid and then leaping directly into a Daft Punk album, but this Daft Punk album doesn’t play unless you shoot things around you. That’s the best, and quickest, way I can think to describe it. I played the original Rez when it released on Xbox 360 and it was easily one of the most unique games I had ever seen. Now I will be able to strap the experience of Rez directly to my face and play in PlayStation VR? You’ve got to be kidding me. The ability to now look around in 360 degrees completely changes the way that the game is played. Plus, Rez Infinite will run in 1080p and contain new content from the original team that worked on the game. If you’ve never played Rez, please, do yourself a favor and jump into this trippy, hypnotic world when it releases on PS VR later this year.
Eve Valkyrie – Michael Ruiz
No matter what type of media, there are three things that will always draw me to any given product: a sci-fi setting, space combat, and gorgeous scenery. EVE: Valkyrie checks all of those boxes. As I took off the headset, I was instantly sold on virtual reality.
RIGS Mechanized Combat League – Marc Villa
Launching exclusively for PlayStation VR, RIGS throws you into explosive battle arenas where mechanised combat and futuristic sports collide head-on. RIGS will feature a complete single player experience, but it will also come with a competitive multiplayer component as well. This title is arguably the most feature rich game that has been announced for PlayStation VR.
Werewolves Within – Carter McDaniel
The VR title I’m most excited for is Ubisoft’s Werewolves Within. My friends and I play the tabletop version every time they’re in town, but Werewolves Within creates a virtual space for us all. Once you put on the headset you find yourself sitting at a campfire with all your friends’ avatars, all of whom emote appropriately when your friends speak. This perfectly encapsulates the social aspect of VR that I can’t wait to see more of.
Volume: Coda – Marc Villa
Volume: Coda is actually a free expansion for PlayStation VR if you already own the core game, Volume. Volume: Coda features 30 new levels, a new cast of voice actors adding new characters to the story, and a new VR setting as players take on the role of The Troubleshooter. Players will be able to enjoy the core game and the free expansion, both in VR. You’ll also have access to all the user generated levels and the curated Staff Picks.
Which PlayStation VR titles are you looking forward to?
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