How many games does VR need at launch?

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Launch libraries are always a weird thing. Looking at the PS4 and Xbox One launch libraries, there wasn’t really too much to play that was worthwhile when the consoles first shipped. But people weren’t necessarily buying the new consoles for the new games that were already available, but the promise of games to come. Still, it’s important to be able to take your technology home and use it immediately, which is why launch libraries are so crucial. Virtual Reality might as well be its own kind of new generation console, but what will be available when PlayStation VR launches?

Over on Reddit, there is a list of PlayStation VR games that have been confirmed. These range from the truly fun and immersive The London Heist to the game that is guaranteed to make me hurl, Adrift. But I don’t see that horror experience that was Kitchen anywhere, so there are still some titles left out. Still, checking out the full list there are already 50+ titles confirmed for PlayStation VR.

That’s already a rather impressive launch library – way larger than what we saw on PS4 or Xbox One at launch. Then again, most of these titles will probably only run you an hour or so to complete – I can’t imagine people being comfortable with marathon gaming sessions of VR at the start. But with plenty of hours of gaming available at launch, it does sound like there will be a decent value on offer for those who jump into VR from the start.

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None of the titles are must have VR games for me, though. Even No Man’s Sky won’t convince me to buy the headset when it first ships. I’m curious about VR, but at this point it still seems like a rather expensive novelty rather than a must have piece of gaming tech. I do want to play the rest of The London Heist, though – anyone want to share their VR with me at launch so I can see what happens?

Last Updated: November 3, 2015

Zoe Hawkins

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let’s get on with it!

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    • Hammersteyn

      This makes my eyes burn.

      • That’s what a Saturday gaming marathon feels like

        • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

          Like Warframe reminding me that I’ve been playing for more than an hour, I mean pffff please, 1hr, that is like hardly breaking a sweat

          • At least 2 hours later it still thinks you are playing for an hour.

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            I might have opened Pandora’s Box with getting back into Warframe. I spent 10 hours in it last week alone

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Have to get all the things!

          • When you get that feeling… no going back

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I’ve got almost all clan tech, leveled most of the market weapons, primes and arch wing are next.

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            I need to level up to use that bow and arrow you gave me

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            I know man! I’m already contemplating breaking my No-Buy-Any-Game-In-2015 rule!

            Although, if I hit a 75% discount on plat, I’m buying slots!

          • It will come. Soon ™

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            Like that Systems we tried to farm? SOON SE MOER!

            Also, I’m making a sign:

            “WILL GRIND FOR PLAT”

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            lol. The grind. I did over 20 T3Es to get the last part of the frame you saw me using last night. Which excludes all the grinding for random keys in missions & for syndicate rep to buy random key packs.

          • Hey, before you spend more on them keypacks. Have a look if your syndicate has vampire leech for trinity mod 😛

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Don’t have Trinity mods in Steel Meridian or Red Veil. New Loka does, but I’m still trying to decide if I should go through the pain of leveling them & Perrin Sequence.

          • I am spamming trade, no one wants to trade me xD

            Guess I will have to get a 3rd syndicate started.

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            Can I sell things for Plat?

          • Yup prime parts and rare mods, but only if you have lots of doubles. Because they are very useful in the game ahead.

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            Cool, we’ll chat tonight, then you can tell me what is rare or not, and I’ll BUY MORE SLOTS MUAHAHAHA

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            That frame is insane dude

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Nyx wasn’t doing the damage, that was my flame thrower 😀

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            Yeah I know, but the frame looks insanely cool

    • CypherGate

      I already cant put in eye drops even though I need to. This just made things worse for me.

      • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

        There are few things in life I cannot stand. This is one of them, the putting of the things into the eyes. Nopey nope nope

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          Me neither, freaks me out.

  • I am buying VR for DayZ/Ark and Star Citizen.

    Also Portal.

  • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

    Realism so awesome you react like this:
    http://www.catgifpage.com/gifs/189.gif

  • Sageville

    I was bitten once by “Move”…

    I won’t be a first adopter here…

    • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

      So you weren’t ‘moved’ by it?

      • Hammersteyn

        Playing golf with the Move was pretty nice

        • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

          Why not rather grab a golf car, slap in a cooler box full of refreshments, and go for a 18 hole bos-hokkie?

          • Hammersteyn

            Because I got banned for driving over the greens. Now I know what that beeping noise the cart made was for O_o

      • Sageville

        You sir are a walking pun-punter!

        • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

          Punk you very much

    • Jonah Cash

      I was also a very close to first adopter of the Kinect 1.0…. That makes me very scared to try new tech!! But some of those trailers shown last week has me very intrigued and I might just take the plunge again.

    • Hammersteyn

      same here

  • th3SiCn3ss

    I think VR is going to be a turning point for gaming, even it will only be for year before the VR tech evolves into something else, As a gamer I’m definitely going to be part of it. From the few demos I’ve seen & little experience I’ve had it’s enough to get me hyped….

  • WitWolfy

    More like what will it cost?

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