VR seems to finally be coming into its own in a way, or entering its “second gear” as Jason Rubin of Oculus likes to say. Big franchises like Resident Evil are getting full VR support, huge IPs like Star Trek are debuting on headsets, and large scale new properties like Farpoint are putting the technology to good use. Not to mention the likes of Fallout 4 and Skyrim both getting the VR treatment soon as well.
Yesterday at the D23 convention Disney announced that Marvel and Oculus would be teaming up to release Marvel Powers United VR which lets you play as one of a dozen different Marvel superheroes such as The Hulk, Rocket Raccoon, and Captain Marvel (with more to be revealed soon.)
That’s a huge IP coming to VR headsets and it got us wondering: Which other popular IPs do you want to see in VR next? Pretend that money were no issue and you could just wish any game you want into existence. Would it be an existing game franchise, or movie, or book, or something else?
For me personally I’d love for a fully-realized Wizarding World of Harry Potter game, preferably an MMO. Let me explore the halls of Hogwarts, progress through the years and join a House. I want to fly around on a broom playing Quidditch, duel my classmates, and brew potions. I want it so badly.