Though some have been used as demos for Sony’s VR headset over the past two years, SCE London Studio has revealed PlayStation VR Worlds, a pack of five different VR experiences coming to PSVR.
“When we started out to make this game we wanted to create the very best collection of varied experiences, each to showcase VR in different ways and show how incredible VR can be as a media,” Executive Producer Brynley Gibson said on the PlayStation Blog.
“In PlayStation VR Worlds you will be treated to incredible visuals as your dive beneath the waves, tackle 360 combat as you fight off alien hordes from all around you, or end up in a face-to-face interrogation with a deranged and furious mobster. All brought to you with the immersion that makes VR so unique.”
As can be seen in the trailer above, the game includes first, The London Heist, a gangland thriller that works with PlayStation Move or a normal Dualshock 4 controller. Then there’s Into the Deep, what the developer describes as an “emotional underwater roller coaster,” in which you are lowered into the water in a shark cage, only for things to begin to go horribly wrong. If you’re looking for a bit more speed, VR Luge might be the experience for you, strapping you down and sending you rocketing along busy streets. All three have been shown off previously, but it is good to see they will be making their way into the hands of gamers.
The new additions showcased include Danger Ball, an intense 3D Pong-like game where you will have to return the ball by moving your head, and the more intriguing of the two, Scavenger’s Odyssey.
“In this cab based sci-fi adventure you play an alien treasure hunter,” Gibson explained. “With your agile craft you can leap huge distances, climb walls, hurl debris with your Scavenger beam, and pummel alien critters with your twin pulse cannons. With your unique vehicle you will be able to make your way through a dangerous, infested environment of giant ravaged ships, smashing asteroids to reach an ancient and legendary artifact.”
It was revealed yesterday that PlayStation VR is set to release this October and will have a price tag of $399. Look for more information to come about PSVR and PlayStation VR Worlds in the months to come.