In a couple of weeks EGX 2016 will open its doors to the UK public, allowing consumers to get their hands on the latest videogames from major studios and indie developers alike. Back in July VRFocus confirmed Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) would be taking its PlayStation VR head-mounted display (HMD) along but hadn’t confirmed which titles would be in attendance. Now eight titles have been announced for the show at the NEC in Birmingham.
Attendees to the event will get to demo some of the biggest titles coming to PlayStation VR, those now confirmed are: Batman: Arkham VR, Evolution Studios’ DriveClub VR, RIGS: Mechanized Combat League from Guerrilla Cambridge, Farpoint, Crytek’s Robinson: The Journey, Battlezone by Rebellion and two titles from PlayStation VR Worlds; Ocean Descent and The London Heist.
If your attending EGX which runs from 22nd – 25th September and wish to tryout the PlayStation VR SIE is booking appointments so that visitors won’t miss out. To reserve your spot you’ll need to be 12 or over (under 15’s need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian) and sign up at trypsvr.com. At the time of writing the first release of appointments have been booked, but a second release will be available from Monday 12th September after 4pm.
If you managed to miss the news yesterday, SIE announced the PlayStation 4 Slim and the PlayStation 4 Pro – previously codenamed PlayStation Neo. The announcement means a significant new hardware line up going into the festive period for the company, with the slim launching this month, PlayStation VR in October and PlayStation 4 Pro in November. In terms of what the Pro will bring to the VR headset, Mark Cerny the Lead System Architect at PlayStation commented: “Developers can choose to increase the crispness of the VR scenes, make special effects richer, or to offer higher frame rates to make VR more immersive.”
The end of 2016 is going to be an interesting time for VR, and keeping you up to date with the latest news is VRFocus.