Still on the fence on buying PSVR? Maybe this will help.
Sony Interactive Entertainment Hong Kong Limited Singapore Branch (SIES) had just given us a heads-up that PlayStation®VR title– Farpoint will be launched on 16th May in our shores.
As a zinger, it’s even got co-op play.
Let that sink in for a minute. A VR co-op game.
You can actually see and slay aliens with an actual VR player in the same virtual world. How different this experience is from your usual FPS (first-person shooter) co-op remains to be seen. FPS multiplayer games tend to be twitchy-fast, with adjustable X and Y axis sensitivity. This means that one can do a 180 degree turn with a quick flick of the controller. In a VR shooter like Farpoint, (using the Aim Controller instead of the Dualshock controller) one will have to literally turn his torso around and hoist the Aim Controller as one would in using a real gun. I’m beginning to think that there’s a certain amount of fitness required to play this game.
If you know someone who has a PSVR, like our Editor-in-Chief, Giancarlo Viterbo, this is the game that’ll make you buy a PSVR. I was already convinced to purchase one when Gian gave me a taste of being Batman in Batman Arkham VR.
Playing as THE Batman, I got a tast of what it was like being a young Bruce Wayne and of coucourse, fiddling with the Dark Knight’s toys. Arkham VR though had that limitation in movement where, in order to move to another in-view location, you had to “teleport” to predetermined spots. This limitation won’t be present in Farpoint since you can actually control your movement via a thumb-stick that’s present in the Aim Controller.
This will make every FPS game out there seem like child’s play.
Does this translate to movement like how were accustomed to in current FPS games? We’ll find out when we get our hands on the game.
May 16th can’t get here soon enough.