E3 is one the biggest game console events because companies can flex their muscles and reveal what is in store for their respective products.
Currently, the Playstation 4 is sitting prettily on top of every game console on the market. Also, we’ve already known that the Playstation 4.5 will be released sometime soon, so fans are giddy for that as well.
But, the scope of the article is not about the Playstation 4.5, but rather, their upcoming Playstation VR headset.
Prior the E3 2016 event, Sony has announced that the Playstation VR will be released sometime in October, but during the E3 event, they’ve finally announced a specific release date for the product.
The Playstation VR headset will be released on October 13, 2016. Aside from the announcement of the release date, Sony also said that there will be VR-ready titles that will be released throughout the year.
In fact, the company said that there are already 50 game titles that are slated to be released later in the year to make full use of the upcoming VR headset.
Now that we know the actual release date of the Playstation VR, let’s talk about the games that will be released this year.
I am not going to talk about all of the 50 games since some of the games are not yet disclosed, but I will talk about the games that will surely make you want to get a Playstation VR headset.
One of the most highly-anticipated games to be released to make use of the PS4’s VR capability is the Resident Evil 7. Just imagine playing a horror game in virtual reality. Not only will you get great visuals but you will also be playing the game in an immersive environment.
Although, I do want to caution that playing horror games in a virtual reality environment can be dangerous. If you have health issues, please consult a doctor first before playing any horror game.
Another major game title that will be released this year is Rocksteady Studios’ Batman: Arkham VR. The game was introduced at the E3 2016 event and although we didn’t see any in-game footage, it is really promising indeed.
The Batman: Arkham Knight game drew some flak because of its PC port but the game console ports work flawlessly.
Imagine this: you will be the caped crusader, Batman, and your job is to defeat bad guys like Joker, Bane, Two-face, all while playing in a virtual reality environment.
That idea alone makes me want to pre-order my very own Playstation VR headset. The game will be released in October 2016, probably the same time when the VR headset will be released.
Other games that might have a VR port will be the upcoming Final Fantasy XV and Star Wars: Battlefront.
Virtual Reality gaming is slowly becoming mainstream and I am excited with this new innovation coming to the fore.