Sony is exploring new ways to let you enjoy some of your favorite original scores to iconic PlayStation games in VR.
At its 2017 Tokyo Game Show press conference today the company revealed a new app that will let you enjoy music from games like The Last Guardian, Shadow of the Colossus, Ico and Gravity Rush. Music recorded from recent live performances of these soundtracks in Japan will be shown in an immersive environment, where you’ll be joined by PlayStation mascots.
From the looks of it you’ll be able to enjoy the music in a traditional concert hall or in an open field environment. Virtual screens show footage of games as you listen and there will be some visual easter eggs for fans of the franchises. It looks like a pretty interesting use of PSVR outside of gaming.
Right now the app has only been announced for Japan, though we’d love to see it make its way west. No release date has been set so far.
Personally, we’d like to see these kinds of themes and ideas applied to PSVR’s cinematic mode, allowing players to access traditional content inside of VR on virtual screens.
For now, though, this is about as close as we’ll get to experiencing Shadow of the Colossus in VR. Hopefully one day we’ll get even closer.