I love it when we get the presents for someone else’s birthday
So I have talked about VR a few times on the site. As a technology, it is amazing – and it can only get better.
October 13th is PlayStation VR’s second birthday. I enjoy PSVR and I can’t wait for games like Beat Saber to come to the platform, but PSVR has a similar problem to it’s bigger siblings in the Vive and Rift.
Harls is thinking of finally finishing Farpoint, so I may have some more multiplayer fun with the aim controller soon.
But while these are all fun and great to play, with the exception of Resident Evil 7 there is no big gaming experience. There are games you can play for a while, but even the amazing Moss is really just a series of isolated experiences.
Something out of the blue has been announced to help remedy this though. Available December 14th, the still fun to play loot collecting absurd shooter Borderlands 2 is coming to PSVR!
*If you feel like being completely irresponsible, have a drink every time you see Virtual or Virtually in the trailer below:
From the video, there seems to be the ‘teleport’ movement mechanic in play. I am hoping I can play with just the controller, as Resident Evil 7 gave me no problems moving around like this.
With the tease of Tiny Tina, I am assuming that the VR version will include all of the DLC which will be hours of play in a very replayable experience – finally!
There is a downside though. It looks like the VR version will be solo play only at this stage. The idea of running around a new environment with Harls and a couple of others doesn’t look like it will be happening – at least not together.
But it’s still early days, and all of this will be confirmed prior to the release. Apparently, in some countries, Borderlands 2 VR is up for preorder now. Not in Australia on Wednesday morning when I am writing this though.
This is a great step for PSVR, and as such there will be bits of news all over the place on this one. I find it funny though, because I recently fired up XCOM 2 and Borderlands 2 to test my new 1080ti (yes 1080, not a typo) and both have had news this week.
I should fire up more old games and see what happens…
Until next time,