October 2016 saw the release of the Virtual Reality headset for the PlayStation 4, which augmented gaming experience and took it to a whole new level. The list of PlayStation VR games for this year was not that long, but it gave gamers a taste of what they will be seeing more of in the future.
Popular franchises like Rez, for example, already got their kick start into the VR scene. Via Rez Infinite, players can now have the psychedelic experience that Rez offers in fully immersive VR. Games like SuperHyperCube and Thumper (dubbed a “rhythm violence” game) would also prove to be considerable time sinks in the VR player’s library.
But the medium is still on all-fours, and it is interesting to see what growth could come out of it. That said, what games should we expect in the future? What would we see as “essentials” in the list of Playstation VR games?
Well, for one, the widely popular survival horror franchise, Resident Evil, is already planning their foray into the VR scene. The established fan base would prove that this choice would be a good way to “test the VR waters,” so to speak. Resident Evil VII promises to be a very different experience from RE: VI, and the VR could only amplify the already-horrific situations the franchise is known for.
The racing genre seems to be another kind of game that would benefit from the VR. For car enthusiasts, Polyphony Digital’s Gran Turismo Sport has got you covered. Not only does it promise to utilize the PS4’s VR capabilities, but it is also an exciting prospect to finally see a Gran Turismo game on the beloved console.
These are only two of the big-name franchises, but we expect the list of Playstation VR games to grow so much more. Already, series installments like Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin, Ace Combat 7, and Star Trek: Bridge Crew has been reported to be in the works.
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