2016 could be the year when everything changes for this art form. The arrival of the Oculus Rift, Playstation VR, Holoens, HTC Vive and other VR devices could have a revolutionary effect on the future of how we play games. Or they could fail horribly - we've no idea! It's an exciting time and we're dying to see how the public take to these devices on their respective release dates throughout 2016.
Facebook, Microsoft, Sony and many others have been busy preparing us for the year ahead and the various experiences that'll be available to players when they're fully immersed in a game. So here are 5 of the most highly anticipated VR titles that we can't wait to try in 2016!
From Oculus Rift To Playstation VR: 6 Upcoming Games We Can't Wait To Try In 2016
When you think of the experiences that VR can offer us, it's hard not to think of the possibility of venturing into the unknown. Space games are essentially perfect for VR (that's why we really hope Sony makes it happen with [No Man's Sky](tag:2684052)), but the one that has caught everyone's attention is Eve: Valkyrie.
In this game, you'll man your very own spacecraft as you explore the outer reaches of space, destroying any enemies you encounter with some advanced laser weaponry. These dogfights and the ability to enjoy 360-degree visuals make this one of the most anticipated titles of 2016. We can't wait to get that much closer to the stars.
Edge of Nowhere
Most VR titles advertise the first-person perspective, and stress how this point of view immerses you in the world around you. Edge of Nowhere is one VR titles that has boldly chosen to go 3rd person. You're a one-man search party, venturing into Antarctic mountains to find a missing expedition team.
Edge of Nowhere has some Uncharted-esque elements, like collapsing environments and death-defying leaps across chasms. But there's a psychological twist as well, as you battle surreal dangers that may or may not be figments of protagonist Victor's mind, as he fights not just to survive, but to also fend off insanity. Can. Not. Wait.
This puzzle game looks trippy as hell. The game is about worlds that exist within the minds of monsters. Much like Edge of Nowhere, this game dares to move away from the usual designs we see for VR and demonstrates that this technology can bring us closer to beautiful puzzle-type games.
The art-style in Gnog will sure to dazzle us once we wrap that headset around us and with games like this on the horizon, we can see a bright future for VR and the various experiences it could deliver.
Brought back from the dead, Rez Infinite is a rail-based shooter which will follow on from the cult classic that was released for the Sega Dreamcast. We're sure that this ultra-stylistic series will find a great home with VR technology. We can't wait to dive into this polygonal world of madness and retro vibes!
This game is instantly recognizable as a Sony product. We don't know a lot about this VR title, but the trailer for Golem has already captured our imaginations.
In Golem we play as a little girl who has the power to control Golems in a far-off mystical world from her bedroom. Her glowing eyes parallel the VR gear that we'll be wearing to engage with the game, and we can't wait to see how this title will challenge us on its release date.
Brought to us by Gunfire Games, Chronos is one of the games that you'll find on nearly every anticipated VR title list. The visuals in Chronos are stunningly beautiful, as the game brings you from room to room, each one presenting new challenges and narrative surprises. The game features an RPG progression system that'll allow us to advance our abilities as we get older and older. What sort of magical powers will be at our disposal?