The UK’s biggest gaming event EGX returns to ExCel in London later this month crammed full of the latest videogames for guests to try. Up until now, there had been no confirmation of any virtual reality (VR) experiences being made available but thankfully PlayStation has come to the rescue, announcing a couple of PlayStation VR compatible titles.
Guests at EGX 2019 will be able to get their hands on Marvel’s Iron Man VR, being developed by Camouflaj exclusively for the headset. The demo will more than likely be the same one VRFocus experienced at Gamescom in August, where players get to experience the training stage.
Set on the sunny Californian coast outside Tony Stark’s iconic home, it’s here players learn the basics of flying the legendary armour, shooting and punching targets before taking on far more agile drones. VRFocus found the short demo highly enjoyable and would recommend giving it a try if you’re heading to EGX 2019, noting in the preview: “Iron Man VR could very well be one of PlayStation VR’s biggest hits.”
Marvel’s Iron Man VR is the only VR-specific videogame announced so far but Concrete Genie will also be making an appearance. The title does support VR but not in the core experience. Developer Pixelopus has created two VR compatible modes called ‘VR Experience’ and ‘Free Paint’ which only support PlayStation Move controllers. ‘VR Experience’ is a story campaign heading beneath an ominous lighthouse. This needs to be completed before ‘Free Paint’ can be unlocked, allowing you to get creative in four unique locations across the city of Denska.
Another VR compatible videogame being shown is the highly-anticipated Dreams by Media Molecule. Featuring an extensive creation suite for players to design there own experiences as well as a single-player story mode, both Dreams and Concrete Genie will likely be shown in their standard PlayStation 4 forms.
Other titles featuring on the PlayStation both include Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Nioh 2 and Predator: Hunting Grounds. More videogames are expected to be announced so hopefully that’ll include some VR content.
EXG 2019 takes place at ExCel London from 17th – 20th October 2019 with certain tickets still available. For further VR updates, keep reading VRFocus.
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