E3 is still a week away but, for PSVR games at least, the festivities are kicking off a little early. Between tomorrow and its Media Showcase next Monday, Sony is set to reveal a total of three PSVR games. One will be revealed on Wednesday, and the others on Saturday and Sunday respectively. Now, we know we should keep our expectations in check, but we still can’t help but wonder what’s in store.
So we’ve rounded up a list of predictions for this week’s reveals. We’ve tried not to get too carried away; it’s highly likely that these are all entirely new games that we’ve never heard of before, but we couldn’t help ourselves all the same. Each reveal is coming at 4pm BST/8am PT on their respective days, so check back then for full coverage.
Wednesday – New PS4 game with PSVR support
This one’s the hardest for us to guess. As it being a new PS4 game suggests, it might not be port of a previously-released Oculus Rift or HTC Vive game. There are a handful of titles that do support both standard displays and VR on PC that could be in the running, though. 3rd Eye Studios’ Downward Spiral: Horus Station, which we reviewed last week, feels like a good guess, even if it was confirmed for release on PSVR back in April.
As with all of these predictions, we’re trying not to get too outlandish with our hopes, though. We doubt this is going to be some giant reveal from one of Sony’s own studios or anything to that effect (Sony would surely save that for its own conference), but we’ll certainly be interested to see it all the same.
Saturday – New PSVR game
To us, this category suggests a Rift/Vive game will get a PSVR port, as that’s what many of PSVR’s releases have consisted of this year. Beat Saber certainly seems to be a strong possibility even though Hyperbolic Magnetism announced plans to bring it to PSVR a good while back. There’s some other mid-tier level VR games that have yet to make their way over, like The Mage’s Tale and L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files. Some people have been suggesting Fallout 4 VR but we really doubt that will happen at this point.
There are, however, a few other options. A few years back Sony opened a new UK-based studio that’s working exclusively in VR, for example, and we’d expect to be hearing about its first project pretty soon. And, of course, there’s a good chance it’s also something entirely new, which we’d love to see too.
Sunday – An eagerly anticipated game comes to PSVR
The wording here is pretty broad, so a lot of our previous predictions could go here too. No Man’s Sky might not be ‘eagerly anticipated’ considering, y’know, it’s been out for two years, but it does have a big update on the way and we’re almost certain that’s going to have PSVR support, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see it here. Tellingly, though, this reveal is on the day that Bethesda hosts its E3 press conference, and we could easily see the two pairing up for this reveal. Perhaps Rage 2 or Fallout 76 is due for PSVR support?
If we allow ourselves to get even a little more OTT, there are rumblings that Capcom’s remake of Resident Evil 2 might be revealed at E3 this year. Given that Resident Evil 7 remains one of the best VR experiences you can have, we’d love to see support follow through into the latest entry in the franchise. What we’d most like to see, though, is a game from a developer or publisher that hasn’t yet supported VR.