Sony really stirred the VR pot the other day with the announcement of their $399 price and October release window for PlayStation VR. The whole world’s watching to see whether VR redefines gaming or just sort of miserably fades out, so let’s talk about a few more games that just got announced for PlayStation VR. Like the Nintendo 64 and 3DS, VR games appear to be adopting their platform’s name in their titles, as the two latest exclusive announcements for PlayStation VR are Tumble VR and PlayStation VR Worlds.
From SCE London Studio, PlayStation VR Worlds is something of a platform showcase. It’s five VR experiences packed into one in an attempt to show you a breadth of what the new style has to offer. There’s “VR Luge,” sliding at breakneck speeds down a California street, dodging cars and other obstacles; “Dangerball,” a sport of ball-headbutting; “Into the Deep,” in which you’re lowered into the sea to witness beautiful marine wildlife and eventually something much more terrifying; “The London Heist,” putting you into a gritty gangland robbery, shooting included; and “Scavenger’s Odyssey,” in which you play an alien treasure hunter in control of a rather agile vehicle.
From Until Dawn developer Supermassive Games, Tumble VR is described as “an accessible and immersive puzzler with an array of brain teasing puzzles, steady dexterity tests combined with explosive destruction challenges.” It’s got all manner of physics-based block puzzles and such.
Look below to see trailers for both Tumble VR and PlayStation VR Worlds.