This year’s E3 conference in Los Angeles has been just as exciting as ever – loads of brand new games constantly being announced your favourite virtual reality (VR) platforms – and PlayStation VR is no different. Sony’s console VR solution is showing no signs of stopping now.
We at VRFocus have seen some fantastic titles come to PlayStation VR in the last year, such as Resident Evil 7: Biohazard and the mesmerising Thumper, to name just two. Sony have shown they want to keep the VR momentum moving as they announced a swathe of new titles for your PlayStation VR head-mounted display (HMD).
Here are our choices for the best games on show for PlayStation VR at E3 2017.
DOOM VFR is a brand new game in the DOOM universe – not merely an adaptation of Bethesda’s successful reboot of the franchise.
Developed by id Software, the studio that created the DOOM franchise, DOOM VFR casts the player as the last known human survivor of the demonic invasion of the UAC’s Martian research facility. That is, until you yourself are (ripped and) torn from the mortal coil.
Not the first of Bethesda’s VR announcements, but the only PlayStation VR exclusive, the titan RPG Skyrim is making its VR debut on the PlayStation 4.
We played The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR at E3 2017, praising its immersion and adaptation to the VR platform. The game is designed to be used with the PS Move controllers, which will change the way players interact with the world around them. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR is set for release in 2017.
Possibly the most charming game revealed at E3 – VR or no – Polyarc’s Moss is an adorable platformer where you play as Quill, a little hero exploring a big world.
Moss is a PlayStation VR exclusive. We played the game, and couldn’t admire its visuals enough, saying; “Moss features a staggering amount of detail in its densely populated areas; leaves that rustle under feet, particle and water effects that bring life to the forest Quill calls home, and Quill herself is one of the most elegantly animated character models not just in VR, but in videogames as a whole. Quite simply, Moss looks stunning.”
Is there a better game title than V! No Heroes Allowed R! (What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord?). Not that we’ve heard. The eccentric Japanese title was recently confirmed for Western release by Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) on PlayStation VR.
Being developed internally by SIE Japan Studio in collaboration with Acquire, it’s described as real-time startgy where player seek world domination as a God of Destruction.
Lucky’s Tale developer Playful are back, and they’re bringing a brand new videogame to the PlayStation VR in the form of Star Child, a game taking place on an alien world with fantastical neon flourishes.
Like Lucky’s Tale, the game takes a third-person perspective as the player watches their avatar go through some serious ordeals and take in some awe-inspiring sights, including the machinations of a giant robot.
Which game listed above are you most looking forward to playing? Is there a videogame title that we’ve missed that you would have included? Let us know in the comments below.