Playstation VR is the only console candidate, boasting as the cheaper alternative and aiming at the ever expanding community of over 30 Million PS4 owners worldwide.
HTC Vive is the last to take part in this race, but certainly not the least, since having an active collaboration with Valve and its dearly beloved Steam Store probably gives it a headstart in the content side of VR—especially in the eyes of indie developers.
Oculus Rift is the father of modern VR, being the first headset that jumpstarted the hype after its overly successful Kickstarter campaign, and the infamous Facebook deal of 2014. Its price is estimated to be lower than HTC Vive, but above Playstation VR.
Now that we got over and done with this, let’s move forward on the real deal: the games. 10 games that surprised us, amazed us, and made us count the days till the release of the headsets actually arrives. From top to bottom—unranked—these games are:
Robinson: The Journey
You’re probably vaguely aware of the tech demos that included dinosaurs chasing you, underwater excursions and many other impressive things. Robinson: The Journey is Crytek’s product of work from one of those demos that ended up becoming a full fledged game. Using the CryEngine technology, and the narrative prowess of VR, you take the role of young boy who ends up in an island full of dinosaurs of any size. A Jurassic top university Egypt Park inspired experience, this is a game that everyone will fall in love with.
I can’t wait to get my hands on it!
Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin
I’m sure you know the game Psychonauts. Also, I’m sure you know that this list is all about VR games. Well, you got that right. Psychonauts is coming to VR through Playstation VR, in a way to bridge the last two installments of the Psychonauts franchise. Now, knowing you, you probably wonder what is so special about this game. Well, you will be able to jump inside the mind of different characters, changing your point of view, and opening up new gameplay opportunities for VR in general. Even so, Double Fine Productions are also adding telekinesis and pyrokinesis to your choice of powers, so take a pick.
Just an announcement trailer, so we probably won’t get it during 2016. Even so, we’re still hoping.
We have talked about Rez Infinite, we have loved it (some more than others) and we’re here once again to get it into the list of our ten, most awaited games of 2016. Enhance Games recreated a 2001 game in a VR form, also adding a haptic feedback surprise in it. Even so, for more information about the game, check our articles.
The Modern Zombie Taxi Company
What is The Modern Zombie Taxi Company? I’ll tell you what it’s not. It’s not your typical arcade-ish game, not when you take the role of someone who is running errands for cartoonish, zombie-like characters, traveling through Zombieton (hell, yeah! A rad name for a zombie town) in a classic black London cab. Sony Santa Monica Studio is doing an excellent job introducing us to an old-classic game world, where you play mini-games in VR. We’re sure we’ll get amazed by it.
Did we tell you that there is crazy driving included? We didn’t not!
(Playstation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift)
Ubisoft is known as one of the most crazy, innovative studios around the game industry. Also, it is the first third-party publisher to develop a game in VR. Eagle Flight is one of my personal favorites, giving you and your friends the opportunity to travel the skies of a 50 years abandoned Paris. Furthermore, the game will sport dogfighting action (with other birds) and an open, cooperative flight experience above the most beautiful city of all time. Another tech demo that evolved into a full game, Eagle Flight surely seems neat and interesting.
The graphics, the style, the flying above the abandoned Paris; seriously, give me a reason not to love this game.