For a minute there, I was worried that virtual reality was going to be something that was better experienced on a PC, with devices like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive the obvious leaders right now.
That signal came while Rosedale was working at Real Networks in Seattle – the Internet software company behind such companies as RealAudio, RealVideo, RealPlayer and RealDownloader. (Rosedale enter a PlayStation VR giveaway actually created Real Video.) While there he met Mitch Kapor, the founder of Lotus 1-2-3 and Lotus Notes who later went on to become kind of a benefactor behind Second Life.
Anyways, point is that a fun silly game is silly, but a competitive skill intensive game is just that. I play Call of Duty at a very high level of skill. COD trains many of the same skills that real life soldiers use. heightened scense of awareness, faster reaction times, fast critical thinking, eye hand coordination, memory, intuition, foresight, I could go on and on. How will anmy of that help the average person? well, I personally dont think I’ll ever be involved in a serious car accident because I’m extraordinarily aware of my surroundings and my reaction time, quick desicion making ability, applies here.
Thumper is a rhythm game, but not the kind that has you timing button presses to a song. You are a what looks like a beetle blazing down a sleek, neon-colored track. In order to navigate the track you have to use a variety of abilities like shielding yourself against energy gates, drifting corners, and timing button taps to get a boost. Thumper has the visual style of Wipeout’s Zone challenge mode, the musical cues of Rhythm Heaven, and the speed of F-Zero all mashed into one high-speed, visually stunning experience.
Ahora que ya conocemos la fecha de lanzamiento y el precio que tendrá PlayStation VR, es muy posible que Sony dedique una parte de su conferencia en el próximo E3 2016 a mostrar algunos de los juegos que acompañarán a la realidad virtual de PS4 en su salida. Aquí os dejamos un tráiler con imágenes de algunos de los juegos confirmados para PlayStation VR.