It’s just about two years to the day since PlayStation VR first launched, causing a synchronized gasp of awe as hundreds of thousands of gamers donned the eye-opening new tech for the first time. Now that the initial euphoria has died down, however, developers need to show us that VR has moved out of its novelty phase and bring us games that deliver on the technology’s considerable promise – and with that in mind we headed for the sprawling PSVR booth at Tokyo Game Show 2018 to play some of the titles that studios both established and new are hoping will make the early running. After going hands-on with several upcoming PSVR games – from abstract rhythm games to ruminative walking sims – we can confidently say that things are looking promising. VR games have matured and tightened up over these past two years, and here are five upcoming PSVR games that prove it. Déraciné The fire may have been put out on the Dark Souls series (for now), but FromSoftware and Hidetaka Miyazaki remain a busy bunch. As well as working on the vicious Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, the studio assigned a small team to the more subdued task of making a VR game about a faerie floating around a Victorian boarding school. Déraciné is a gentle experience, with echoes of an old-school point-and-click adventure, as your movement is restricted to teleportation (good for staving off those VR queasies). During our hands-on, we freely explored a big chunk of… [Read full story]
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