VR Gaming in 2017
There has been an influx of virtual reality devices that were released into the market during 2016, including the VR system for the PS4. However, this given gaming medium is for all intent and purpose, still in its formative phases. Oculus Rift is now available and so is HTC Vive. The highly anticipated PlayStation VR headset was also very recently released on the 13th of October this year. While Samsung Gear VR possesses a handful of apps to easily deliver the VR experience. True, there are not that many which everyone loves, and all of us are waiting with baited breath for the next game changer VR app.
Still, there is a wide variety of system selling games that are scheduled to be unleashed into the market in the foreseeable future. Well, here then is a list of the most notable of these, which can allow you to accurately evaluate the VR gaming atmosphere in the year 2017. More importantly, this list will enable you to determine the best VR games that will soon be released into the market. Well, without further ado, let us get directly into it.
Batman : Arkman VR
This is a totally new Batman story that is unfortunately not a sequel to this popular series. Batman : Arkman VR is destined to be exclusively available on the PlayStation VR platform. According to its developers, this game will allow users to be Batman, in the literal sense of the phrase. You will be able to explore the famous Wayne Manor and even take excursions to the Batcave as the real Bruce Wayne. You will also get to don on the iconic batsuit. From insider rumors, Batman : Arkman VR will not be as --'action-packed' as previous Batman games. Rather it will let users unwrangle a gripping murder mystery in line to the classic Batman comic books plots. It will also integrate a healthy dose of that dark psychology, which has to characterize all the finest Arkman games. This is according to Bill Green, the principle designer at RockSteady studios.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard VR
In the Sony E3 2016 press conference, Capcom unveiled the Resident Evil 7: Biohazard VR as the next major installment to this highly acclaimed game series. In essence, it will incorporate the atmospheric survival, horror-style that has come to embody the Resident Evil Series. Yet, it will be much more scary than what you have seen. This is primarily because it will be a 1st person game as opposed to the previous 3rd person Resident Evil games.
Avid gamers will now get the golden opportunity to draw much nearer to the 'zombifying' action more than it was previously possible. This will naturally make the exploration of dark and surreal places extremely terrorizing. The Resident Evil : Biohazard 7 VR, at the same time, while present an extra boon for PlayStation VR gamers as it is totally PSVR compatible. This certainly infers you can be able to play it from the onset to its end in virtual reality. The game’s events occur after the incidents of Resident Evil 6 in a derelict plantation mansion somewhere in the US. Exploration and survival are touted to be the main objectives of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard VR.
Fallout 4 VR
At the same Sony E3 2016 press conference that has been referred to earlier on in this article, Bethesda released news of updates for their existing games. Additionally, to the great delight of HTC Vive and Fallout 4 enthusiasts, this company also announced the imminent release of Bethesda VR. It also announced that Fallout 4 will soon access VR support sometime in the coming year, exclusively for the stream enabled HTC Vive platform.
There isn’t a lot of conclusive information about this VR gaming experience to determine just exactly what it will entail. However, some reviews have asserted that gamers will now be in a position of utilizing 'hand in-game' for shooting as well as interacting. On the other hand, some pundits claim that movement will now be accomplished via a teleport system. This, if it is true, will be totally unlike the utilization of touch enabled trackpads, which the HTC Vive controllers come with.
Star Trek : Bridge Crew VR
Still in the Sony E3 2016 press conference, Ubisoft, made a momentous announcement of very shortly releasing its first virtual reality game into the market; the Star Trek : Bridge Crew VR. Comprehensive details about this game have still not been released to the media. Still, Ubisoft announced that it will be seamlessly compatible with the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and the PlayStation VR as well. According to most insider rumors, Star Trek : Bridge Crew VR will very likely involve online players collaboration to execute each and every facet of running a star ship. As such, there will be a captain, engineering players and even tactical players involved in the eventual game play. The engineering and tactical players will have to work hand in hand in order to effectively execute the captain’s directives. While also been able to communicate with each other on exactly what each player has to do in the overall running of the star ship.
Assassin's Creed VR
Ubisoft also made an announcement in the Sony E3 2016 press conference that they have decided to take a year's 'break' from the very popular Assassin's Creed gaming franchise. Nevertheless, they still went on to confirm that they intended to release an Assassin’s Creed VR experience in the foreseeable future. This particular VR experience, they said would be based on the highly anticipated Assassin’s Creed movie.
They did not give any specific release date, but only announced they had worked hand in hand with prominent brands such as Fox and FX company’s Practical Magic. Ubisoft also clarified that the Assassin’s Creed VR will not be a VR game, but quite rather a VR experience. They said it was shot at the same time as the movie in the latter’s production stage. The upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie will not be released to the theaters until sometime in the month of December this year. This has gone on to lead quite a large number of pundits in this given industry, to think that the Assassin’s Creed VR experience might possibly be used to market the highly anticipated movie.