The PlayStation brand has always made attempts to make players feel like part of a larger video game family; an ecosystem of branded technology, if you will. Back when the PlayStation 2 was big, there was also the PlayStation eye. And along with the PlayStation 3 came the PlayStation Move. Both these accessories were add-ons for players to feel like they were immersed in a game like never before. Although there are not many games for VR compared to the overall PS4 library, a lot of them are well crafted and offer unique experiences for users all over the world.
1. Resident evil 7
Biohazard is a survival-horror game developed and published by Capcom. Unlike the more popular Resident predecessors (4,5 and 6), 7 is a first-person experience. Another big difference is that the games’ setting is completely different. Unlike the previous trilogy that takes place in Spain (4), Africa (5) and across various countries around the world (6), 7 begins in a residence, more specifically the Baker family’s house. This game is also far more graphically precise than its predecessors. Previous entries (with exception of 4) still hold up graphically today, but the new Resident Evil Engine brings out the environments and creates a far more immersive experience.
2. Superhot VR
Superhot VR is a VR port of the popular Steam game by the same name. The game is played in first-person. Enemies attack with either melee or shooting firearms. Time is stopped and every move you make changes the game. The challenge is to take the proper steps in order for you to remain alive. The VR version was built from the ground up to be controlled well and create a great VR experience. This VR game really makes you feel as if you’re experiencing one of the most unique first-person shooters on the market.
3. Skyrim VR
Skyrim VR is another PlayStation VR add-on experience which is a port of a previous release. Skyrim was originally released in Nov. 2011 for the Xbox360, PS3, and PC. Developed by Bethesda Game Studious and published and Bethesda softworks, Skyrim is the fifth game in the Elder Scrolls series. It is a fantasy action, role-playing video game. In the Skyrim continent in Tamriel, you can join groups, hunt dragons and raid caves. The VR version also has the Dragonborn, Dawnguard and Hearthfire dlc content.
4. DreamWorks Voltron VR Chronicles
DreamWorks Voltron VR Chronicles is a PlayStation VR add-on experience that uses a popular cartoon to bridge the medium between passive entertainment and interactive entertainment. It gives its long-time fans reasons to appreciate the making of a tTVshow like script that requires the player’s attention and, at times, interaction. Even if you’re not a Voltron fan you should find the game at the least interesting. It is a flight simulator where you get to pilot ships in first-person. As a pilot you get to experience all the details you would see in the show.
RIGS is a first-person mech game where you get to be a pilot in arena-style levels, but it’s also one of the few games that support multiple players in a VR experience. The game has a large emphasis on multiple players duking it out, although there is a brief single-player campaign. There are people who have been waiting for a game like this for decades and who will definitely appreciate the complexity. As a player you can use the controls to move your arms, to target, as well as to use your weapons.
6. Gran Turismo
Gran Turismo is one of the few Flagship PlayStation franchises that have always lived up to its predecessors. It is important to note that Sport is a rare PlayStation VR add-on experience that is not mandatory. Gran Turismo Sport has a foundation on a multiplayer-driven, first-person racing simulator. Though the single player experience is limited, the multiplayer isn’t just another simulator on rails. You’re playing with other players that have different custom cars and play styles. Seeing how everyone reacts to drifting and handling of their car in a VR setting is something that is new to the PlayStation experience.
All things considered, there are a lot of VR add-on experiences VR enthusiasts can be happy about. The VR industry world is becoming more and more varied with a wide selection of software.
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