PlayStation VR had an incredibly diverse launch lineup when it released October 13th. The launch was filled with great games like Rez Infinite, Thumper, SuperHyperCube, and other offerings that should keep fans busy for quite some time. That said, it’s never too early to look ahead to the future, and in gaming the future is always filled with excitement.
It’s especially exciting in the case of PlayStation VR, since the launch titles (as good as they were) are only showcasing the tip of the iceberg in terms of what virtual reality can offer. The medium is so young, and developers will learn from these early games. In turn, players will get more interesting, and better, experiences as time progresses. From AAA games like Resident Evil VII to exciting indie games, the future looks bright for PlayStation VR.
Ace Combat 7
While EVE: Valkyrie showed how VR is a game changer for dogfighting games, Ace Combat 7 will look to fulfill its potential. The opportunity is here for Bandai Namco to make something really special, and I'm excited to see if they can pull it off. It'd be the perfect way to reintroduce Ace Combat to the mainstream, so hopefully it'll be the first feature complete flight combat game on PSVR.
No matter how many previews I read and trailers I see, I don't think I'm gonna be able to wrap my head around Media Molecule's Dreams until I actually go hands-on with it. So, while I'm still not sure how this magical creation tool works, I'm ecstatic to check it out in 2017. Few developers have constantly impressed me like Media Molecule has, so I can't wait to see what crazy thing they've conjured up.
I am so ready for a first-person shooter in VR. I feel like it's the next logical step for the genre, and am excited to see how developers take advantage of head tracking. Farpoint seems to be the first major release that will have a chance to really nail it, and it has the chance to be a must-own title for PSVR owners.
So far one of my favorite things about virtual reality is just getting to take a peek into different worlds. So, considering GNOG is all about exploring giant monster heads (yes, it's pretty out there) and solving puzzles within them, I'm pretty stoked. Nothing else looks like it, and I want unique experiences in VR.
Golem has an awesome hook that has gamers playing in virtual reality and on their television. In the game players will play as a bed-ridden child who wants to explore the outside world. After developing the power to control stone creatures (the titular golems), he's eventually able to explore vicariously through them.
Gran Turismo Sport
DriveClub VR showed that virtual reality is a great place for racing games, and Gran Turismo Sport looks to build upon that. Beyond VR, there are a lot of reasons to be excited about the first Gran Turismo game on PlayStation 4, and Polyphony Digital will look to show that they are still the king on consoles after having been passed up by Forza this generation
Megaton Rainfall is a first-person game that will allow players to live the fantasy of being a superhero. It's unknown if the ambitious title will be able to pull off its lofty goals, but it promises a wide range of movement and the ability to cause as much destruction as the player wants. If successful, it might just be PlayStation VR's killer app.
Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin
Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin will serve as a bridge between Psychonauts and its sequel, which is plenty of reason to be excited. The first-person adventure title will let players once again play as Raz, and will have to use his psychic powers to solve puzzles.
Resident Evil VII
If anything, Resident Evil VII looks to be a bold new look for the franchise. It's a big switch from the action that Resident Evil 6 offered, but that's just what the series needed. Hopefully this change will pay off, but it certainly has the attention of fans until then.
Star Trek: Bridge Crew
Games like Space Team have shown how much fun it is to operate a complex ship with friends, so I'm hoping that Star Trek: Bridge Crew will scratch a similar itch. Sporting online play and a familiar license, this could finally be the Star Trek games that fans have been thirsting for. The Ubisoft published title has been delayed until March 2017, so hopefully it'll be worth the wait.
We hope you enjoyed our look at upcoming PS VR games. While we only put the spotlight on 10 titles, there are even more than that on the way, and even more unannounced. It’ll definitely be a subject worth revisiting as virtual reality, and its relationship with gaming, grows.
Let us know in the comments what upcoming PS VR games you are looking forward to, and what games you’re already enjoying!