After being revealed at E3 last year, Sony’s new Aim Controller, a gun-shaped, position-tracked device that supports its PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset is nearly upon us. The kit is set to launch as a bundle with anticipated first-person shooter, Farpoint next week for $75, but Sony previously promised it would work with other games too. Now we know what those games are.
Sony today announced an additional three games that will support the controller, some of which we knew about, some of which we didn’t.
The big announcement here is that ROM: Extraction, a highly polished VR wave shooter from First Contact Entertainment, is coming to PSVR with Aim support. The game has been available for a while on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, but will feature some new twists. On Rift and Vive you’ll have two hands holding seperated controllers, but Aim has players holding one larger controller, making it a considerably different experience.
The developer’s Adam Orth said in a PlayStation Blog post that the Aim controller achieves “a deeper sense of physicality than with standard motion controllers.” The game’s coming to PSVR “soon”.
Up next is a pre-existing PSVR title, The Brookhaven Experiment. On June 6th the game will be getting full Aim support. Also coming soon is the PSVR version of Dick Wilde, which will allow players to handle weapons in an entirely new way.
For now, though, we’ll be looking forward to Farpoint’s full launch, which has been a long time coming.