With virtual reality (VR) technology covering videogames, films, TV and more, events season doesn’t really stop within the industry. This morning saw Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) make a major announcement at the Tokyo Game Show (TGS) in that its Project Morpheus head-mounted display (HMD) was now named PlayStation VR, and the second ever Oculus Connect developer conference is set for next week. Taking place just after that from 25th – 26th September is the first ever TwitchCon, hosted by the popular streaming site. VR will of course be at the show, this year in the form of Reload Studios’ World War Toons.
Thanks to the help of sponsor Alienware, the company will be bringing its online first-person shooter (FPS), which itself is headed to PlayStation VR, to the event in the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. The team will even be presenting the world premiere of online multiplayer footage over on the Kappa Twitch stream on 25th September 2015 at 14:30 PST. Following that, a second presentation will also be taking place over on the XSplit Indie Zone stream at 16:30.
World War Toons is a World War 2-era FPS that, as the name suggests, boasts a distinct cartoon art style. The experience was playable at E3 2015 using the PlayStation Move motion controller. It’s also on its way to the Oculus Rift HMD on PC, though support for the HTC Vive HMD from Valve is yet to be confirmed.
VRFocus will continue to follow World War Toons closely, reporting back with the latest updates on its progress.