Spider-man: Homecoming VR Experience Coming to Rift, Vive and PSVR

by Charles Singletary • June 16th, 2017

Spider-man: Homecoming is a return to the franchise that is getting big promotional push. It is the 3rd reboot of the series, but this one carries extra weight due to its ties to the official Marvel film universe owned by Disney. There are plenty of billboards scattered around, frequent commercials including the special and hilarious series during the NBA Finals, and now we’re getting a promotional VR experience built by the CreateVR team that will come to HTC Vive, PSVR, and Oculus Rift on June 30th, and select theaters before that.

The trailer for the experience maintains the humor that’s been prevalent throughout promos thus far, and shows off a few things you can do. You’ll be pulling the suit from its case and putting it on, using your web shooters to toss things around the environment, and swinging around. The quick clip of web swinging showed some standard comfort design for the quick movements, so this should be a fairly accessible experience for all fans.

Swinging around New York is one of the most exciting things about Spider-man’s power set, usually receiving special attention in the films and it’s certainly a favorite gameplay mechanic in older Spider-man games. Giving fans a chance to swing like Spidey is a smart promo tool and there will be opportunities for those that don’t own VR headsets to check it out before the in-home release. Select theaters, starting with Cinemark in the US and CineEurope in Barcelona, will feature Spider-man: Homecoming VR.

 

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  • This looks pretty awesome, but I also have an extreme fear of heights. It was almost impossible for me to play Robinson: The Journey. Made my hands sweat far more than playing RE7 VR. I look forward to playing this and again forcing me to face my real-life fears.

    • robert

      Same extreme fear of heights for me too but eventually, through VR, I eventually conquered it. Just keep at it.

      • KLEEBAN KLIBAN

        Yet another real world application for VR.

  • NooYawker

    Looks like you can already do more than Batman Arkham VR.

  • Robbie Cartwright

    DUDE, this looks awesome. I mean, Windlands was great and all, but if you could do a Windlands styled game with the Spidey suit on? That would be sick.

  • Hone McBone

    Hm this has potential, good to see it coming to all three platforms too.

  • iUserProfile

    I don’t see any swinging action at all – just one thing that looks like a dash teleport up a crane with heavy peripheral blackout for comfort. Other than that this seems to be a stand in one spot and lightly interact with the enviroment thing.

    • Adrian Meredith

      Yeah I also had that impression, this has the potential to be a full AAA game but I think it’s just another cheap cash in.

  • This could be the best application of dash teleporting to date. Especially if it has free roam.