ByKen McDonnell, writer at
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2016 is due to introduce some revolutionary technology that is allegedly supposed to alter the face of gaming forver. FOREVER. Oculus Rift is going to be the first to hit the market, with its release date set for March 28th. However, there's been a lot of controversy around the device following the reveal of its price, a whopping $599 if you pre-order.

This may significantly reduce Oculus' sales, but it could also benefit Sony and Microsoft if they plan to reduce the cost of their VR headsets to draw in those who were pushed away from the Oculus Rift. It could work, or VR will simply fail. But that's the exciting part of VR and 2016! Things really could change FOREVER. And Tekken 7 could actually be a big part of that scene.

Tekken 7, PS4 Release Date & Playstation VR

Tekken 7
Tekken 7

Tekken 7 was released as an arcade game in Japan on March 18th and is slated to get a release date for the PS4 some time in 2016. The exact date is still unknown and further platforms could be a possibility in the game's future. In any case, we're excited to see how Tekken 7 handles as a fighting game and whether it has what it takes to defeat Street Fighter V in 2016. But this whole tie-in with Playstation VR has us fascinated.

Tekken 7
Tekken 7

As I mentioned above, it'll take some time before we realize whether VR is just a passing gimmick or indeed the promising future for the art of Video Games. But if VR does succeed and everyone clambers over one another to get their hands on one of these new devices, then Tekken 7 could be an important game in its evolution. It could be the first big fighting game release that you could enjoy with virtual reality.

But also, is VR even well suited to this genre? There's no way that we're going to be able to play Tekken 7 in first-person, that's for sure. All that backflipping? No thank you! So placing us in the same position as always, but a little bit closer thanks to a VR headset, doesn't sound like anything particulalrly revolutionary. Unless of course, Sony and Bandai Namco come up with a way to innovatively incorporate the Playstation VR's controllers into the game's combat.

Are You Excited For VR?

Tekken 7
Tekken 7

I must say, VR has me intrigued rather than excited. I'm not entirely sure whether this is going to be the life-changing experience that the likes of Oculus and Sony have sold them as. Besides, there are no games on any of the devices that seem like must-plays. They're all just gimmicks, designed to show off the capabilities of VR.

If they get [No Man's Sky](tag:2684052) on Playstation VR, then I may be more inclined to get excited and prepare my wallet for a lot of hurt. But perhaps Tekken 7 will get its release date on PS4 with VR support and it'll blow my mind. This is an exciting and unsure time. This time in 2017 we'll all know what VR is like and how well it did. We're living in a little bubble right now, unusure of what the future may bring.


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