PlayStation VR might be able to steal a march on its rivals with the news that two of its longest running titles are set to be available on the device.
During his press conference at Paris Games Week, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe president and CEO Jim Ryan announced that Tekken 7 and Gran Turismo Sport will be VR compatible ahead of PlayStation’s entrance into the consumer virtual reality market.
Details on the games’ actual VR experience are in short supply, but since nearly all previously announced PlayStation VR experiences are played in the first person, we can assume that this will have a huge impact upon how the games might look and feel. For now though, Sony has teased audiences with a gameplay trailer that doesn’t show VR functionality.
Sony also announced at the conference that it currently has “over 200 developers” currently working on PlayStation VR titles.
Games already revealed by Sony for the device include: Robinson: the Journey — which casts the player as an explorer in a world populated by dinosaurs — and Until Dawn: Rush of Blood — a horror shoot-em-up developed exclusively for PlayStation VR. Another VR game that Sony announced is RIGS: Mechanized Combat League which, from the trailer, looks like a fast and frenetic first-person shooter.
Away from Paris Games Week, Sony has already confirmed a number of titles coming to PlayStation VR in 2016, including, Eve: Valkyrie, The London Heist, The Walk, Battlezone and Megaton Rainfall.
The PlayStation VR headset, formerly known as Project Morpheus, has no official release date or price, but it is expected to be released in the first half of 2016. Speaking to Bloomberg, Sony Consumer Entertainment’s president and global CEO Andrew House confirmed that the VR model is expected to be priced similarly to the PlayStation games console.