With PlayStation VR finally upon us, the long-awaited next generation of video gaming is being ushered in. Over the next couple of years, look for Virtual Reality video gaming to sweep the nation.
PlayStation VR, originally known by the codename Project Morpheus during development, is a virtual reality gaming head-mounted display developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment and manufactured by Sony, will launch on October 13, 2016.
PSVR is designed to be fully functional with the PlayStation 4 home video game console. In certain games and demos for the VR, the player wearing the headset acts separately from other players without the headset. The PlayStation VR system can output a picture to both the PlayStation VR headset and a television simultaneously, with the television either mirroring the picture displayed on the headset, or displaying a separate image for competitive or cooperative gameplay. PlayStation VR works with either the standard DualShock 4 controller or the PlayStation Move controllers.
With PlayStation VR and all of its compatible games finally available, make sure you do your research below to find out which PlayStation VR games are the best!
Batman: Arkham VR
The Batman: Arkham series are action-adventure video games based on the DC Comics character Batman, developed by Rocksteady Studios. The first two Rocksteady games were written by veteran Batman writer Paul Dini and featured voice actors Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill reprising their roles as Batman and Joker, respectively, from the DC Animated Universe.
In June 2016 at E3 2016, it was announced that Rocksteady was developing Batman: Arkham VR for the PlayStation VR to release in October 2016. The game has players “utilize legendary gadgets to unravel a plot that threatens the lives of his closest allies. In Batman: Arkham VR, you can experience Gotham City through the eyes of the World’s Greatest Detective in an all new Arkham mystery. You will be able to think like Batman and utilize his legendary gadgets in Virtual Reality to unravel a plot that threatens the lives of Batman’s closest allies.
Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One X-Wing VR Mission
Price: $59.99 (Rogue One X-Wing VR Mission can be downloaded for free)
Star Wars: Battlefront is a series of first- and third-person shooter video games based on the Star Wars films. Players take the role of soldiers in either of two opposing armies in different time periods of the Star Wars universe. EA DICE acquired a license to develop a new game, titled Star Wars Battlefront which was released on November 17, 2015.
Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One: X-wing VR Mission is an extension of the base game, which is known as a truly authentic Star Wars video game. The VR Mission will be available for free to all owners of Star Wars Battlefront and a PlayStation VR headset on PlayStation 4.
RIGS : Mechanized Combat League
RIGS: Mechanized Combat League is a combat sports video game for the PlayStation 4 developed by Guerrilla Cambridge and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Players take control of large machines known as “Rigs” as they compete in a professional sports competition set in about 50 years in the future. The sports competition takes place in an open arena based in real-world locations, such as Rio de Janeiro and Dubai. The overall gameplay consists of a five-minute match divided into two halves. Six players are grouped in two three-man teams. The Rigs are equipped with a variety of weapon loadouts, which players can use to score a Takedown by destroying an opposing team’s Rig.
Eve: Valkyrie is a multiplayer dogfighting shooter game set in the Eve Online universe that is designed to use virtual reality headset technology. Originally launched for Microsoft Windows for use with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, CCP Games has announced they plan to enable cross-platform play between the three major VR systems: the Oculus Rift, the HTC Vive, and the PlayStation VR.
Released in March 2016, the game has two game mode options: Chronicles can be played in single player, while Combat allows eight by eight combat player versus player missions. The game received a mixed to positive review in PC Powerplay as “easily one of the prettiest VR launch titles,” and “arguably the best VR experience currently available”.
Built from the ground up for PlayStation VR, Battlezone offers unrivaled battlefield awareness, a monumental sense of scale and breathless combat intensity. Experience a thrilling campaign for 1-4 players where different environments, enemies, and mission types are blended together across a procedurally generated campaign map. No two playthroughs will ever be the same!
Load your Cobra Tank with a wide range of devastating weapons and awesome special equipment, from laser-guided missiles and artillery to EMPs, powerful area of effect attacks, and more. Unlock ever more powerful tanks, weapons and special equipment with every play through – giving you hundreds of deadly combinations to tailor to your play style and tactical needs. Make meaningful strategic decisions before each combat scenario as you hunt down upgrades and weaken enemy defenses. But beware… The Corporation grows stronger and deadlier with every choice!