Playstation 4 VR is almost upon us. Gamers across the globe are bracing themselves for the next level of gaming. On October 13th 2016 the Virtual reality experience on the Playstation 4 will be an absolute reality. A lot of you guys have been asking me "Gemma will you be buying the PS4 VR headset?". Up until E3 my answer was simple: "no'. As soon as I heard about the Resident Evil 7 game being compatible with PS4 VR I started to re-think my initial hesitation. As each new PS4 VR game is announced it looks more and ore likely that I will be buying it. The PS4 VR game line-up is looking pretty solid right now and a few titles have already wet my gaming palette. The obvious choices are the go to Triple A titles like Fallout 4 VR and DOOM VR. What about the the other titles that will be gracing PS4 VR? Here are 5 PS4 VR games that I think look phenomenal.
#1 Resident Evil 7
Resident Evil 7 or rather Biohazard 7 in Japan is due for release on January 24th 2017. Having beat the Resident Evil 7 demo it is incredibly clear that Capcom took a completely new angle on the latest instalment of good ol' Resi. It felt less about dodging hordes of the undead and more about survival. I could not help but compare it to the vibe of the P.T demo; intense, twisted, shrouded in mystery and left me yearning for more. Games Radar reported Resident Evil 7 was in development before P.T came to fruition. Konami beat Capcom to the table in terms of delivering their demo first. How gutting must that have been for Capcom Developers?
Resident Evil 7 is not one to be missed on PS4 VR.
#2 Batman Arkham VR
Batman games have come a long way since the early 90s. The franchise seems to have adopted a completely new overhaul to include a mush more focused and serious take on Gotham's Criminal underground. It came as no surprise that Batman was taking a step in to the world of Virtual Reality. Even without a VR headset, Gotham always seemed like the place to be when it comes to crazy neon lights, eclectic characters and a hugely eccentric experience. My personal view is the Batman Arkham VR will fall nothing short of great on launch. Unfortunately gameplay is yet to be released on the PS4 but if you are anything like you will be waiting with bated breath.
#3 Star Wars Battlefront X-Wing Mission
It would seem ridiculous to talk about the PS4 VR without mentioning being able to fly inside a legendary X-Wing in Star Wars Battlefront! This will be a dream come true for many gamers and geeks alike. Star Wars Battlefront (main game) will also be ready to tackle in full VR mode too! As if the X-Wing Mission is not enough. Sadly no X-Wing VR gameplay is available but this all adds to the hype
EA confirmed that the add-on X-Wing mission will be free to all current Star Wars Battlefront Players. EA added that the X-Wing VR mission is still in development Nonetheless, there's plenty of time to get some hardcore Battlefront practice in before launch. If you do not already own Battlefront then perhaps this would be a good time to pick it up.
#4 Eagle Flight VR
Ubisoft shocked me at E3 2016. If you'd have pitched a game to me, whereby I control an Eagle's flight whilst trying to save a rabbit I'd have laughed at you and told you "it is not my kind of game". By adding in a little bit of PS4 VR; I'm sold. Eagle Flight is another game that really caught my eagle eye for it's unique style of gameplay. Set in Paris (or at least the demo showed Paris only) Eagle Flight seemed like a ton of fun to watch. I hope it is as much fun to play.
#5 Farpoint VR
A dangerous terrain with hostile Alien life form? In VR? Go on then! Farpoint looks immense so far. The deep luring tones of Jupiter's backdrop and even darker more sinister tones of the various hideouts in Farpoint seem incredibly tasteful. What's more id that Farpoint is one of the first games to be played using the PS VR Aim Controller. Imagine a contraption that can be held like a assault weapon and fired like one in-game; that is that PS VR Aim Controller. Pocket-Lint wrote a great article that looks at the VR controller in more depth but in summary they said:
The VR Aim might not look like it, but it has all the same controls as found on the standard DualShock 4 controller, including two analogue sticks, four face buttons, two bumpers, two triggers, a directional pad, Share and Options buttons, and another button mapped to the DualShock's touchpad button
Farpoint will be a PS4 VR Exclusive and it is looking fine!
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