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Check out these trailers from the first PlayStation VR 'games'

By Shawn Knight
Dec 7, 2015
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  1. Sony held its second annual PlayStation Experience event this past weekend in San Francisco, showcasing to the industry (and the public) what it has in store over the coming months.

    With the company’s first-ever virtual reality headset slated to arrive sometime next year, this year’s PlayStation Experience served as the perfect place to showcase a handful of early VR games.

    The trailer for Golem depicts a young girl wearing what appears to be VR goggles – so yeah, it looks like a VR game within a VR game. Rez Infinite, lauded by some as the best VR game of the bunch, is a remake of the original rail shooter from the early 2000s. If you suffer at all from motion sickness or epilepsy, this one might be worth avoiding as there’s a lot of fast-paced, nausea-inducing action going on at once.

    Ace Combat 7 is a flight simulator game based on the original Ace Combat franchise that debuted way back in 1992. A title like this seems perfect for VR as you can freely look around the cockpit sans clumsy joysticks or other controls. This might be the game I’m most impressed with, at least based on the trailer.

    Eagle Flight reminds me a lot of Pilotwings, the first of which I played on the Nintendo 64. In Eagle Flight, you assume the role of an eagle – free to fly around Paris some 50 years after humans have abandoned the city. While the purpose of the game wasn’t made clear, we do know that it’ll offer single and multiplayer modes.

    Job Simulator is a quirky experience in which you tool around in an office environment. This seems like it’d be neat for all of five minutes. The same could be said about The Modern Zombie Taxi Co., a cartoonish game in which you drive zombies around town in a taxi. Think of it as Uber for the undead.

    As you’ll no doubt conclude, many of the “games” amount to little more than tech demos of what’s possible in the VR world. That’s fine at this point, so long as pricing (assuming each project is developed into a full-on game) reflects this.

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,561   +862

    Golem is being created by a studio created by Marty O'donnell, who made the music for every halo game prior to 4 and much of destiny. With that studio are several long time halo vets who got tired of working for giant studios (or got let go, like marty) and wanted to do their own thing. Just a fun fact. Needless to say im excited to see where it goes.
     
  3. alabama man

    alabama man TS Maniac Posts: 216   +129

    Can barely run in ps3 quality. Better to have worse graphics and 60fps but damn that looks rough. Rez could be nice but I own it for dreamcast, ps3 and xbox360 and it looks like they added nothing to it, should have at least make it firstperson. Hope people won't dismiss vr as just a children's toy and gimmick as most games look like shovel ware.
     
  4. icantread

    icantread TS Rookie

    This is a head-mounted display, not VR.
     
  5. IAMTHESTIG

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 957   +273

    Well all the videos say "PlayStation VR" in the lower left corner...
     
  6. icantread

    icantread TS Rookie

    The games will be played on the device dubbed "Playstation VR", however, the current use of "Playstation VR" is not true virtual reality , but really just a head-mounted display. It's a step towards VR, but in it's current state, it is just a TV on your face. Even the the demo of the Rez shows the guy using a PS controller to navigate the game while wearing the display. Just sit closer to your TV.
     

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