PlayStation Experience: ‘Wipeout’ Set to Get VR Mode in Future Update

Virtual reality gaming is still in its infancy, and Sony is working hard to make sure the VR platform continues to grow. The company has its own product known as PlayStation VR, and it’s designed to work with the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro.

Since the launch of the PSVR, Sony has released several games to take advantage of what it has to offer, and one of the newest title set to hit the console is no other than Wipeout.

For those who aren’t aware, Wipeout is a video game that throws super-fast spaceships at players and tells them to race each other. It’s one of the most popular series of games on the PlayStation platform, so having it as a VR title should help with Sony’s plan to keep VR relevant.

The PlayStation Experience

Announcement for the game, or better yet, the update for the existing game known as Wipeout Omega Collection, came along at PlayStation Experience. We understand that the update is free, so that’s a boon for those who have already bought the collection of games.

The new update also comes with exclusive ships and interiors, though we’re not certain if these ships can only be played with the VR headset on.

Get ready to vomit, possibly

VR in its current form is still growing, and that means, the experience isn’t perfect. The best VR experience is on the PC, and that’s primarily due to the amount of power a gaming computer delivers when compared to a PlayStation 4 Pro.

Because of the power and the high advancements of PC VR goggles, users will no doubt experience fewer nausea instances.

Now then, since Wipeout is a video game that moves very fast, it’s possible that anyone playing such a title on an inferior video game system such as the PlayStation 4 Pro and PlayStation VR, won’t fare very well.

Hey, we’d like to be wrong on this, but we need to face the facts that what Sony has on offer is not fast enough to deliver VR games at industry standard quality.

Other PlayStation games in VR

Outside of Wipeout, Sony has announced that The Last Guardian will also support the platform, but only for selected scenes. Furthermore, the Japanese giant announced an exclusive VR title, Firewall Zero Hour. It’s a team-based first-person shooter game.

The title comes from First Contact Entertainment, and the head of the studio is Adam Orth, a former Microsoft man.

“We want you to immediately notice a heavy emphasis on organized, tactical firefights, team communication, and realistic pacing,” according to Orth via the PlayStation Blog. He continues, “The most exciting aspect of Firewall Zero Hour is that all of this takes place in VR, allowing you alone, or with your friends through PlayStation Plus (required for multiplayer), to be transported and immersed into the action in a way that’s never been possible before until now, through the magic and presence of VR.”