3dRudder for PlayStation VR Delayed Until June
The foot controller will support 25 games at launch.
3dRudder’s original foot controller has been available for PC gamers for quite some time, allowing those in virtual reality (VR) to move with their feet in a comfortable manner. During CES 2019 a few months ago the company confirmed it was working on support for PlayStation VR, showcasing a demo model at the show whilst stating an April launch window. That launch has now been delayed, moved back to June 2019.
A PlayStation.Blog posting has now confirmed the new launch date to be Monday, 17th June, the week after the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2019. The device has been available to pre-order from 3dRudder’s website since January, retailing for $119 USD/€119 EUR, but the site does note an estimated delivery of May 2019 at the moment.
3dRudder has also confirmed 25 titles which will support the foot controller at launch:
- Immortal Legacy: The Jade Cypher
- Undead Citadel
- Sairento VR
- Ultrawings VR
- Bow to Blood
- Pirate Flight
- The Wizards-Enhanced edition
- Red Matter
- Operation Warcade
- Beat Blaster
- Honor and Duty : D-Day
- Honor and Duty : Arcade Edition
- Nature Treks
- Mind Labyrinth
- Scraper VR
- Affected : The Manor
- Telefrag VR
- Darkness Roller Coaster
- Contagion VR
- Shadow Legend
While it can be used for standard gaming, the whole point of 3dRudder – especially the PlayStation VR version – is that it can make movement in gaming far more comfortable, being able to use your feet to wander through massive open worlds. Plus, because 3dRudder has to be used seated it allows movement in much more confined areas – great for those that don’t have loads of space.
The controller is easy to setup, you just need to plug it into your PlayStation 4 console via USB and the device is compatible (and combinable) with PlayStation Move motion controllers, the PlayStation Aim controller, and Dualshock 4. VRFocus tried the PlayStation VR version of 3dRudder at CES 2019, saying: “PlayStation VR and 3dRudder look to be a much better combination when compared against PC VR headsets. This is especially so when considering PlayStation Move.”
Should further videogames be added to the launch list or if the date changes again, VRFocus will keep you updated on the latest announcements.