Showing posts with label VR. Show all posts
Showing posts with label VR. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

No Man's Sky VR Comes to PlayStation and Steam

With upcoming free update Beyond expansion, VR support is coming to No Man's Sky in Summer 2019.

Despite having a rocky launch on PC and PlayStation 4, 2016 action-adventure survival game No Man's Sky from developer/publisher Hello Games have worked out most of their issues via series of updates by the time it came to Xbox One platform.

Features promised for a multiplayer mode is eventually introduced and upcoming Beyond update intends to let players delve into virtual reality, which is getting support of PlayStation VR and Steam VR other than getting a separate mode.

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No Man's Sky VR Comes to PlayStation and Steam

RELATED: No Man's Sky Beyond Update

According to recent announcement from State of Play live-stream, VR is going to be a bigger part of upcoming free NMS expansion Beyond, which is designed to change online play in a major way when it arrives in Summer 2019.

Every tools and upgrades you have gathered so far will all be present and players will not be left out without their trusty Terrain Manipulator. Extensive work was put to build an interface that works well with dual PS Move motion controllers.

RELATED: No Man's Sky Visions Update

Browsing through quick menu and other standard options by pointing your arm is part of its control mechanics and you can always use teleportation-based controls to move in close proximity but don't forget to adjust your direction before doing that.

Multiplayer is mostly comprised of player interactions and this large-scale update will make that aspect more MMO-like but one without micro-transactions. Aside from a PlayStation Plus membership to play on Sony console, players will not need any subscription.

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Climb into Virtual Cockpit

RELATED: No Man's Sky Getting Multiplayer

Although scheduled to release on all available platforms, Beyond comes with a special retail version exclusive to PS4, containing the base game that includes all updates released by studio till date and of course the upcoming VR support.

Hello Games continuing to deliver frequent updates like Abyss, Visions and overhauling entire experience with NEXT in 2018 was only part of a larger plan to make an ever-expanding open-world universe within No Man's Sky to step into multitude of directions.

Monday, March 25, 2019

DOOM Eternal, RAGE 2 and Wolfenstein to Steam

Upcoming titles from Bethesda like DOOM Eternal, RAGE 2 and Wolfenstein will be heading towards Steam.

In a heated war between Epic Games Store and Steam, developer/publisher Bethesda is apparently taking a stand against the former and is siding with the latter as they are about to bring some of their most anticipated titles to Valve's platform.

With a recent emergence of Epic Games' brand-new digital outlet, many game developers of the video game industry has sided with them by signing timed exclusives, leaving Steam behind with not much support and then, along came Bethesda.

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DOOM Eternal, RAGE 2 and Wolfenstein to Steam

RELATED: Doom Eternal Gameplay Reveal

In one of their recent Tweet, Bethesda has confirmed to release PC version of some of their upcoming games to Steam.



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Ever since Epic Games have launched their very own distribution platforms last year, Valve Corporation is suddenly getting some tough competition and even lost some major AAA-titles to their rivals like Metro Exodus and The Division 2.

In case of the above-mentioned games, developer studios have pulled of their titles that were already announced and available for pre-order on Steam for some time and moved them over to Epic Games Store for a lucrative exclusive deal.

RELATED: RAGE 2: Wasteland Superhero Trailer

Many yet to be released titles like Control, Phoenix Point and The Outer Worlds will also are heading to their store as well. Bethesda decided to pick a side in this waging war of exclusivities and will release some of their renowned franchises to Steam.

Players will get their hands on games like DOOM Eternal, RAGE 2, Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot and Wolfenstein: Youngblood on their scheduled launch date now via Valve's distribution outlet, with possibility of more to join the march in future as well.

RELATED: Wolfenstein: Youngblood Story Trailer

Also joining to the bunch later in 2019 is Fallout 76, arguably one of the worst games of 2018 for a series of mishaps including a buggy release and controversies for delivering cheap nylon bags over West Tek canvas duffel bag with its Power Armor Edition.

Many players on PC also decided to opt out from buying the game because of having to play it on official Bethesda launcher that everyone hates. However, a Steam release might finally have some interested customer eventually purchase it after all.

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Though Steam is no way a perfect digital outlet at all, PC gamers do have a soft spot for the platform because of their pro-consumer behaviors like having a friendly refund policy and a dedicated forum for customers to help them out in need.

Bethesda letting Valve host their games takes a new turn in ongoing storefront wars between them and Epic. Hopefully, other publishers would consider being more friendly to their customer base on PC in future and will not be greedy for exclusive deals.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

PlayStation Plus Free Games For February 2019

PlayStation Plus free games lineup has picked up For Honor and Hitman: The Complete First Season for the month of February 2019.

If 2019 has been a great start for all of you PlayStation Plus subscribers, then Sony Entertainment has some more good news for you. New free games lineup for February is up and this one looks even better than the one they announced for January.

Last month, PS Plus members had their fun with extreme sports game Steep and survival action RPG game Portal Knights. Although they were a pretty decent start for a new year, lineup for this month definitely got a whole lot better for sure.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games For February 2019

We will get into what we have in store in upcoming PS Plus lineup but first, let us take a brief look at the announcement video first.




We have melee action game For Honor from developer/publisher Ubisoft, a game that lets you to be knights, samurai and vikings in a medieval setting. Pick a character from any of the three different factions, divided by four classes with unique fighting skills and styles.

There are 18 different PvP maps and seven multiplayer game modes for to explore and hone your fighting style. So, pick up your blades and prepare to face off against one another from different factions in a fight to declare your dominance.

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For Honor on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Our next free title is the 2016 stealth action-adventure game Hitman, which is a rebooted take to the beloved franchise by developer IO Interactive and publisher Square Enix. Step into the shoes of world's ultimate assassin, Agent 47 and discover his world of contract killing.

It has been a few months that the sequel, Hitman 2 is out and having a "Snow Festival" seasonal event. For those, who didn't yet had the chance to jump into the adventure; The Complete First Season of the game is a great point to start from.

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Hitman: The Complete First Season on PlayStation Plus Free Games

More free games that join the PlayStation Plus lineup includes the following titles and will be available until March 8, 2019.

  • Divekick (Cross Buy with PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita)
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PlayStation 3)
  • Gunhouse (Cross Buy with PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4)
  • Rogue Aces (Cross Buy with PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4)

We would like to give you a friendly reminder that PS3 and PS Vita games will no longer be a part of PS Plus monthly games lineup after March 8, 2019. It would be wise for you to add them to your library to keep them into your collection as long as you are a member of the service.

Players on PlayStation VR have the chance to enjoy 50% price off on both Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality and Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Gold Edition. This exclusive sale for PS Plus members also offers 25% discount on Borderlands 2 VR and 20% on Astro Bot Rescue Mission.

Also know that Sony has already expanded cloud storage space of PlayStation Plus from 10GB to 100GB for all of their subscribers. PS4 console owners can now worry less about their save games with this newly allocated space to store them in.

PS Plus cloud storage gives members the freedom to save more of their game progress as well as character profiles on the system. Whenever they switch over to another system, they will not have to fear of losing any progress that way.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Valve Rumored to Develop VR Headset for Half-Life Prequel

According to a series of leaked image, Valve is developing new VR headset for what seems like a Half-Life prequel game.

Before getting into the business of running digital distribution platform for video games via Steam, Valve Corporation used to be the developer studio that Half-Life and Left 4 Dead series of games, none of which got a third installment in nearly a decade.

According to leaked images from online image sharing community site Imgur, Valve is currently working on and soon will unveil their very own VR headset that is completely separate from the HTC Vive gear they are supporting right now.

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Valve Rumored to Develop VR Headset for Half-Life Prequel

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These leaked images found by UploadVR suggest that the Valve device is still in prototype stage but they are trying to make it equivalent to the HTC display of virtual reality technology that will offer a 135 degree field of view when finished.

They appear to have two cameras and integrated headphones included in it with possibility of adding new "Knuckles" motion controllers. The same source also hinted that this gadget could come out bundled with a brand-new Half-Life game from the company.

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VR "Knuckles" Hand Controller

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Apparently, this one is not the long-awaited Half-Life 3 but a prequel game that would feature the return of Dr. Gordon Freeman into fighting aliens once again. The fictional immersive world Valve built around this game was loved by fans but they decided to continue with Portal series instead.

Although they came up with two more episodes for Half-Life 2, a third game is still stuck at planning stage as it seems. So, we suggest you take any mystery news of a prequel or a brand-new sequel with grain of salt.

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Valve VR Headset Lenses

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Back in March, President Gabe Newell of Valve have announced that the studio is returning back to video game development and they simply are not indicating their upcoming digital collectible card game Artifact by that. The company decided to start shipping games again after developing them.

For years, there were also rumors flying on live-actions movies being pitched for Half-Life and Portal franchise too. With their newly developed VR compatible software and hardware, Valve may come back to dominate the video game market once again.

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VR Headset With Valve Logo (Up Left)

RELATED: Valve Will Stop Policing on Steam

However, this is not the first time enthusiast fans of the acclaimed first-person shooter series are hearing of a potential Half-Life game whether it is on VR or not. In 2016, players found the phrase "HLVR" in Dota 2 by digging deep inside the code and then their Steam VR app also had a mention of it as well.

We even heard about multiple projects on the fan-favorite franchise being pitched or maybe development but never saw a single one coming after Half-Life 2: Episode 2 in 2007. Let's just hope that the rumors turn out to be true this time.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Borderlands 2 VR Comes to PlayStation

Return to planet Pandora in VR soon as Gearbox is bringing their acclaimed shooter title Borderlands 2 for PlayStation VR.

Originally released back in 2012 for all major platforms, open world action role-playing first-person shooter game Borderlands 2 from developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K Games is finally getting a VR treatment as it heads to PlayStation VR this year.

From December 14, the sequel to 2009's Borderlands game will enter the world of virtual reality through an update and you can own a copy for only $49.99. This is a moment many fans have been craving for so long and is finally happening.

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Borderlands 2 VR Comes to PlayStation

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Before jumping with joy, we invite you to take a look at the official announcement trailer launched for the conic shooter-looter.




RELATED: Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far Announced for PS4

They have added a new trick as well as BAMF Time (Bad Ass Mega Fun Time), which is much like the bullet-time effects from The Matrix movie and will allow players to slow down the speed of the game and make plans for some carefully executed attacks.

This way, you will not have to be very brave about confrontations and dodging bullets but also let you pull off 360 headshots without any scope. Use your Action Skill to fend of gangs of bandits on Pandora as one of the four playable Vault Hunters.

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Skills Updated to Single-Player

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Multiple skills that previously required a co-op partner o experience are now upgraded for single-player, such as Maya's "Res" ability. You will be driving vehicles in first-person perspective and the game will support Sony’s PlayStation Move motion controllers.

As you are driving through the lawless lands, aim the vehicle’s guns using your headset to feel the thrill of looking another way while driving. To spice up the VR world, they will soon bring on more guns to create more mayhem and make things more exciting.

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Chaotic World of Pandora

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Although the original game had multiplayer options, the re-release will ditch that and will be single-player only experience. Besides that, the developers didn't just cram the whole thing into a headset to be done with and did a lot of research about what they are up to instead.

After bringing the game to PlayStation 4 in 2016 The Handsome Collection, Gearbox Software were immediately convinced of using the advantage of the system and tap into PS VR’s full potential to present the fans something great and here they are now.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

PlayStation Plus Free Games for October 2018

PlayStation Plus free games lineup has picked up Friday the 13th: The Game and Laser League for the month of October 2018.

More than half the year is over and PlayStation Plus has been treating their fans with some really good games. In September, players had fun with online multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny 2 and action-adventure hack and slash game God of War III Remastered.

By far, these two are the best ones PS Plus subscribers got their hands on throughout the entire year. We are nearly on the verge of October and Sony has released a new free games lineup for upcoming month.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for October 2018

Let's take a quick look at the short clip below showcasing all the titles for October 2018 before we get into what is ahead of us in PS Plus lineup.




Our first pick of the month is a survival horror title Friday the 13th: The Game from IllFonic and Gun Media. Up to seven players can take part in the game with one of them controlling iconic slasher-genre villain Jason Voorhees while the others try to survive from him.

Banded up in a group of six teenage counselors at Camp Crystal Lake, you either try to escape and run from him or try to fight back the masked killer as a team before he hunts each one of you down. The choice is up to you.

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Friday the 13th on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Next up in our list is a futuristic sports game titled Laser League from developer Roll7 and publisher 505 Games. This one is released only months ago for major available platforms after initially debuting in 2017 via Early Access.

Players will start it as a fun experience to play with your reflexes and will quickly escalate into a struggle where strategic movement as a team is required. Even though it is not like one of those AAA-titles or anything like that, you can still enjoy it to have a decent time.

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Laser League on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Some more free games from PlayStation Plus lineup for the month of October 2018 is still there and let's take a quick look at the list below.

  • Master Reboot (PlayStation 3)
  • The Bridge (Cross Buy with PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita)
  • Rocketbirds 2: Evolution (Cross Buy with PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4)
  • 2064 Read Only Memories (Cross Buy with PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4)

You should also know that party game Knowledge is Power and PlayStation VR bonus game Here They Lie, a first-person horror title is still available for you to download if you are a PS Plus member and will be there till October 2. So, hurry up on that.

Plus, if you are into the Battle Royale madness like a greater part of the gaming community, then PlayStation Plus Blueshift Pack for H1Z1 may interest you whether you are new to the game or a seasoned pro. That's all we have for now so, just wait until November.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

PlayStation Plus Free Games for September 2018

PlayStation Plus free games lineup has picked up Destiny 2 and God of War 3 Remastered for the month of September 2018.

We are more than halfway through 2018 and have been enjoying some fine games this year from PlayStation Plus. In August, we had action-adventure video game Mafia III from developer studio Hangar 13 and action survival horror Dead by Daylight from Behaviour Interactive.

Other titles on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita were just as good. As the moth has come to an end, we are back again with more exciting news of new free games lineup for upcoming month of September.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for September 2018

Before we get into what is ahead of us in PS Plus lineup for September 2018, let's take a quick look at the short clip below showcasing the titles.




The very first game in our list is a surprising arrival of course and it is the online multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny 2 from Bungie and Activision. In story campaign, you play as a Guardian of Light and a protector of the Last City, defending it from an invading Red Legion and its leader Dominus Ghaul.

However, players are more drawn towards the strikes and raids as well as other public events. A 24 hour free trial awaits you on PVE & PVP mode Gambit from Destiny 2: Forsaken.

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Destiny 2 on PlayStation Plus Free Games

What we have next is an action-adventure hack and slash game God of War III Remastered from Santa Monica Studio and Sony Computer Entertainment, parties responsible for the creation of 2018's blockbuster title God of War.

You play as titular God of War Kratos, who launches an all out attack on Olympian gods, primarily driven by vengeance over Zeus. Along with Gaia and Titans, he attempts to destroy everyone in his path with double-chained Blades of Exile to destroy Olympus for good.

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God of War 3 Remastered on PlayStation Plus Free Games

We have some more from PlayStation Plus free games lineup for the month of September 2018 and let's take a quick look at the list below.

  • Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition (PlayStation 3)
  • QUBE Director’s Cut (PlayStation 3)
  • Sparkle 2 (PlayStation Vita)
  • Foul Play (PlayStation Vita)

You also happen to have a PlayStation VR bonus game Here They Lie, a first-person horror title from Santa Monica Studio that takes you to a city of nightmares. With mysterious creatures running around everywhere, you are on the run from it all while trying to figure out the secrets of the woman in yellow.

Then there is a party game as a PlayLink title, Knowledge is Power to entertain you for having a fun time with trivia questions and various challenges to test your wits.




Another thing to note is that your PlayStation VR bonus game Here They Lie will be available till October 2 and Knowledge is Power is accessible on PlayLink before November 6. That's everything we have for this month and hopefully, we will be back with more news of PlayStation Plus free games on Sony consoles for next month like always.

Although, the year 2018 is far from over, it is safe to say that September 2018 free games lineup from PS Plus is hands down the best one announced till date.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

PlayStation Plus Free Games for August 2018

PlayStation Plus free games lineup has picked up Mafia III and Dead by Daylight for the month of August 2018.

Last month, PlayStation Plus members have enjoyed playing action-adventure focused game Heavy Rain from Quantic Dream and action role-playing game Absolver from Sloclap. Both of these titles offered different flavors to players and they loved it. There were four other titles to experience on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita as well. However, July has eventually come to an end and we are back again with more exciting news of new free games lineup for the month of August.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for August 2018

Before we get into what is ahead of us in PS Plus lineup for August 2018, let's take a quick look at the short clip below showcasing the titles.




Our first game for the month of August is Mafia III, which is action-adventure video game from developer studio Hangar 13 and publisher 2K Games. You assume the role of a criminal and a Vietnam vet named Lincoln Clay, who seeks out revenge on the Italian mob by systematically taking them out and building his own operation with his new surrogate family. In single-player story, Clay takes part in many heist missions and there is a "heat" system to warn you of law enforcement aggression.

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Mafia III on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Next we have in line is an action survival horror title Dead by Daylight from Behaviour Interactive and Starbreeze Studios. In the game, you can play as one of the 13 survivors and team up with three other with the goal to escape a savage killer, which is also controlled by another player. As survivors, you collectively put effort to repair disabled generators within an enclosed area to make an escape by opening metal doors or a hatch. If captured, death is imminent with pain and torture.

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Dead by Daylight on PlayStation Plus Free Games

We have some more from PlayStation Plus free games lineup for the month of August 2018 and let's take a swift glance at the list below.

  • Bound by Flame (PlayStation 3)
  • Serious Sam 3 BFE (PlayStation 3)
  • Draw Slasher (PlayStation Vita)
  • Space Hulk (PlayStation Vita)

Aside from the above mentioned games, PS Plus subscribers get a bonus PlayStation VR game of horror genre this month. You can download Here They Lie free for your PS VR system from August 7 to October 2. Brought to you by Santa Monica Studio and Sony Interactive Entertainment, the game pits player against the nightmares of a terrifying world with no chance to escape and weird creatures wandering around in every other corner, to uncover secrets of the woman in yellow.


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Another free bonus for your PS Plus membership will be party game Knowledge is Power for PS4 consoles. You can access it from August 7 to November 6 and then challenge your opponents with a variety of competitive trivia questions that will leave them wondering for answers. That's all we have for this month and hopefully, we will be back with more news of PlayStation Plus free games on Sony consoles for next month as soon as they are announced.