Paris Games Week (PGW) has officially kicked off today, with a week of videogame news ahead. Virtual reality (VR) technology is playing a small part in the show despite the absence of Oculus VR and its Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). VRFocus has already revealed the line-up for the PlayStation VR HMD from Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE), including titles like RIGS: Mechanised Combat League. Now the line-up for the other major HMD on display, the HTC Vive, has also been revealed.
Another handful of VR videogames will be available at the official HTC Vive booth this week. These include TheBluVR: Encounter, Owlchemy Labs’ Job Simulator, space simulation Elite: Dangerous, VR creation tool Tilt Brush, and Vertigo Games’ new zombie shooter Arizona Sunshine. Also on display is the recently-announced John Wick VR experience, and Valve’s own tech demos in the Dota Secret Shop and Aperture Labs piece that was originally revealed alongside the HTC Vive itself, showcasing its Room Scale user-tracking.
The HTC Vive will be launching in a limited fashion in 2015, though the window for that launch is quickly decreasing. Valve and HTC still have to reveal the final consumer-ready design for the hardware as well as announce pricing, release date and showcase the launch line-up. A new SteamDB listing revealed yesterday seemed to suggest that Klei Entertainment’s Don’t Starve would be coming to the device too. A full launch is expected to take place later on in 2016.
VRFocus will continue to follow the HTC Vive closely, reporting back with the latest updates on the title.