E3 2017: Sony teases virtual reality games

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Published by : CT WEB 2017-06-13 18:44:50

Sony has teased a string of new games for its PSVR virtual reality headset hardware prior to the E3 video games show in Los Angeles.

VR content for role-playing adventure Skyrim was shown, as was a new first-person horror title, The Inpatient.

A virtual reality fishing simulator for Final Fantasy - Monster of the Deep - was also debuted.

It contrasts sharply with rival Microsoft's announcements at E3 this year, which barely mentioned VR.

Last week, Sony revealed that it has sold one million PSVR headsets to date, meaning there is already a sizeable market for new VR titles.

The company also used its E3 show to highlight a string of new blockbuster titles that will be coming to the PS4.

"You could say that they're using VR as a differentiating factor," said Brian Blau, a video games analyst at Gartner.

"VR experiences on PlayStation are pretty good."

One further example of a brand new VR title unveiled at the briefing was Bravo Team - a first-person shooter from Supermassive Games, the developers behind Until Dawn.

Mr Blau added that he thought Sony showed off a "great line-up" but that E3 was becoming less focused on major news announcements.

"The tech vendors want to have their own events and have the spotlight on themselves," he told the BBC.

"There are challenges with E3 this year, the conference is changing somewhat and there are more fans there."

Using the show as a place where fans and games designers could interact was becoming increasingly common, he suggested.

(BBC)

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