One of the highlights of the PlayStation VR launch line-up is PlayStation VR Worlds from Sony Interactive Entertainment’s London Studio. With release approaching, though, the developer has confirmed that it is working on a second PS VR game too.
A job listing we’ve found over on PlayStation Jobs confirms as much. The developer is looking for a Graphics Programmer to come and work on “our second PS-VR title”. Few details have been confirmed right now, though the listing states that the new project will “push the player-experience to new heights”. The game will continue to use the studio’s own proprietary engine that’s tailored towards VR. The developer is also looking for a Technical Artist, presumably to also help work on the project, though the listing doesn’t make mention of it.
So what could this second title be? That’s pretty much anyone’s guess right now, though PlayStation VR Worlds itself seems to continue SIE London Studio’s traditional of making games that don’t boast a narrative, either based around one core hook like Singstar, or offering a collection of mini-games. The game offers some short experiences that have previously been used at technical demonstrations for the headset. That includes the underwater thrill-fest, The Deep, and The London Heist, an action-packed sequence that pays homage to the developer’s PS2 title, The Getaway.
It also has a game in which you race of a luge and a sci-fi experience in which you drive a vehicle around the wreckage of alien ships, gathering treasure. We’d certainly like to see some of these concepts developer into full VR games. The Getaway VR, anyone?
That said, there plenty of other interesting directions the team could take VR. Back on the PlayStation 3 it developed a series of augmented reality games called EyePet in which players cared for a virtual pet. That’s certainly an interesting concept that could well be bought into VR if Sony was interested in trying to capture the attention of a new type of market. Then there’s Singstar itself, which could have a Rock Band-esque revival in VR. Or the studio could of course have an entirely new IP, which we’d always welcome.
We’ll keep our eyes peeled to find out exactly what the team is working on.