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PlayStation VR launch games list and all the confirmed titles

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The VR revolution is finally on our doorstep. We are eagerly awaiting for our headsets to arrive!

Sid Shuman, SIEA Social Media Director has recently posted a full list of confirmed and launch titles coming up.

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100ft RObot Golf. Not mad at all. No Goblin
100ft RObot Golf. Not mad at all.

If you own a PS4, and do not live in a cave, it is safe to say you are aware of Sony's push into VR gaming. Their VR headset is due out on October 13, and is currently retailing for $399 in US and £349 in UK.

The reason for our excitement is the fact we know that Sony has largely got it right. The launch date is perfect, timed for the run up to Christmas, and the device is priced competitively - for what is a new market - comparing favourably with the HTC VIVE or Oculus Rift. 

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Batman: Arkham VR. Gimme that suit. Gimme. Warner Bros. Interactive
Batman: Arkham VR. Gimme that suit. Gimme.

At the time of this article being published, this is a full list of games that will see us through the early part of 2017.

100ft Robot Golf
Publisher: No Goblin
Launch title
100ft Robot Golf is a game where you, err, play golf with 100ft robots. Say no more.

Ace Banana
Publisher: Oasis Games
Launch title
You have a banana. You have a bow. There are monkeys. You get the picture.

Batman: Arkham VR
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Launch title
Be the Batman. Finally. Suit up and kick some butt.

Battlezone
Publisher: Rebellion
Launch title
Tanks, powerups. Sorry, big make that big tanks. Endlessly replayable campaign in which no two playthroughs are ever the same.

Bound
Publisher: Plastic
Launch title
Get in touch with your inner girl. Bound transports you into a beautiful, fantastical world that exists in the mind of a woman revisiting the memories of her childhood. Use dance moves to traverse platform environments. It gets emotional.
 

Driveclub VR
Publisher: Evolution Studios
Launch title
Get in there. Unless you are in an actual car, this is as close as you will get to vrooming around. Experience the incredible speed, sensation and precision of driving the world’s most exotic high-performance cars. Driveclub VR will feature more than 80 cars, new and classic Driveclub tracks, as well single player career and online virtually reality multiplayer modes.

EVE: Gunjack
Publisher: CCP Games
Launch title
Set in the massive Eve universe, you take on the role of a gun turret operator on the Kubera - the largest mining vessel ever constructed - plying its trade in the Outer Ring region of known space. If it moves - shoot it.

EVE: Valkyrie
Publisher: CCP Games
Launch title
Arrrr. You're a pirate. Join the Valkyrie, a band of immortal pirates, and fight your way across the galaxy. Upgrade, and customise your fleet and kick ass in multiplayer mode.

Harmonix Music VR
Publisher: Harmonix Music Systems
Launch title
Wacky, psychedelic, chill. Do all the weird stuff you want. To your own music.

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X
Publisher: SEGA
Launch title
Help Miku do the one thing she was born to do, perform.

Headmaster
Publisher: Frame Interactive
Launch title
"Football Improvement Centre". Heading Facility.  Re-education under the guidance of "world class" staff. North Korea style football training.

Here They Lie
Publisher: Tangentlemen
Launch title
A horror experience where death is not a checkpoint (sounds good!). Delve into a surreal world where unsettling encounters and environments come to life. Here They Lie is a mind bending first-person VR descent into madness. If you are not there already.

Hustle Kings VR
Publisher: EPOS Game Studios
Launch title
Play US 8-Ball, Black Ball, Killer, Cut Throat, Snooker and more cue sports without having to walk to the local hall. Measure the angles and line up your shots as you would in real life.

Job Simulator
Publisher: Owlchemy Labs
Launch title
In the future, Uber and self-driving cars will take over the world and no-one will work. This game lets you experience quaintness of "having to work". Yey future.

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
Publisher: Steel Crate Games
Launch title
You’re trapped in a virtual room with a ticking time bomb. Your friends have the bomb defusal manual, but they can’t see the bomb. It's like Pictionary, but with a bomb and terrible consequnces.

Loading Human
Publisher: Maximum Games
Launch title
Your dying father beckons you to travel into space to save his life. You go, obviously. Adventure-y.

Super Stardust Ultra VR
Publisher: D3T
Launch title
Pilot your star fighter and defend your planet once more, but this time jump into the cockpit and battle the alien invaders face-to-face. As long as they actually have a face. Aliens and all.

PlayStation VR Worlds
Publisher: London Studio
Launch title
PlayStation VR Worlds takes players on a journey through five high-quality VR experiences - The London Heist, Ocean Descent, VR Luge, Danger Ball, and Scavenger’s Odyssey - built exclusively for the launch of PlayStation VR by London Studio.

Rez Infinite
Publisher: Enhance Games
Launch title
Experience 360 degrees of mind-blowing synesthesia as you work your way through waves of enemies, with colours and sounds that sync and blend to the beat of Rez’s techno soundtrack.

RIGS Mechanized Combat League
Publisher: Guerrilla Cambridge
Launch title
More large robots. Which in fairness is what VR should be about. ​Take control of a range of massive athletic machines in the Mechanised Combat League – a near-future sports league which pits teams of pilots against each other in combat arenas around the world. Players choose their team and RIG, and take to the field in intense online multiplayer matches or against AI competition in Career Mode. Unlock 24 rigs. Like it.

Rise of the Tomb Raider: Blood Ties
Publishers: Crystal Dynamics, Nixxes Software
Launch title
Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration is the most comprehensive version of the award-winning experience, and includes Rise of the Tomb Raider, the new story chapter “Blood Ties”, “Lara’s Nightmare” zombie combat mode, PlayStation VR support for “Blood Ties”, co-op Endurance gameplay, an “Extreme Survivor” difficulty, 5 classic Lara skins, and an outfit and weapon inspired by TR III. It also includes all of the previously released downloadable content such as “Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch”, “Cold Darkness Awakened”, 12 outfits, 7 weapons, multiple Expedition Card packs, and more.

​SUPERHYPERCUBE
Publisher: KOKOROMI
Launch title
SUPERHYPERCUBE hopes to capture the feeling you may remember from playing a brand new game system, of exploring a completely alien universe that looks and sounds like nothing you’ve experienced before, while challenging yourself to get better and better, so you can go further and further. There are cubes.

The Assembly
Publisher: nDreams
Launch title
A first-person interactive story inspired by real-world anxieties, The Assembly is a long-form game designed for VR. Explore a morally ambiguous organisation as two individuals and face tough decisions from contrasting perspectives, all culminating in one of multiple surprising conclusions. To us, it sounds like a government job.

The Playroom VR
Publisher: SIE Japan Studio
Launch title
The Playroom VR was developed by SIE JAPAN Studio as a free download to all PlayStation VR users. It features a suite of six mini games designed to show off the capabilities of the device and social play. While the PlayStation VR user is immersed in VR, up to four friends can join the game on the TV in competitive and cooperative games.

Thumper
Publisher: Drool
Launch title
Thumper is rhythm violence: classic action, blistering speed, and brutal physicality. Nine levels.

Tumble VR
Publisher: Supermassive Games
Launch title
Puzzler with new levels built from the ground up for PlayStation VR by Supermassive Games. Get your hands on gravity-defying building tasks, tricky balancing acts and explosive destruction challenges in an array of brain teasing tests and dexterity trials.

Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
Publisher: Supermassive Games
Launch title
Horror arcade shooter, set on a rollercoaster ride through the world of Until Dawn. Shoot your way through waves of enemies whilst ducking and dodging incoming traffic. 

Volume: Coda
Publisher: Bithell Games
Launch title
Volume: Coda is the PlayStation VR exclusive continuation of Volume, featuring a new cast, 30 new levels and even the original game playable in VR. It’s all free for everyone who owns Volume on PlayStation.

Wayward Sky
Publisher: Uber Entertainment
Launch title
Wayward Sky is a third person adventure game that focuses on atmosphere and storytelling through light puzzle solving designed to ease players into VR. Like a nice warm VR bath.

World War Toons
Publisher: Studio Roqovan
Launch title
Cartoony FPS designed for VR. Allies or Axis. Change classes on the fly, transform into a tank, World War Toons will offer a variety of playstyles and modes.

Pixel Gear
Publisher: Oasis Games
Available: October 20, 2016
Pixel Gear is a colourful 3D pixel shoot-em-up with a variety of humorous cartoon monsters and ghosts as enemies. Each level is filled with interactive objects that exhibit entertaining reactions when hit and upgradable weapons grant the ability to slow down or even stop time.

Weeping Doll
Publisher: Oasis Games
Available: October 27, 2016
Weeping Doll is a story-driven horror adventure where dolls can come alive, animated by the negative thoughts of their child owners. Solve difficult puzzles in eerie environments as an abused girl’s doll takes revenge on her parents. Intruiging but probably not for everyone.

Carnival Games
Publisher: 2K Games
Available: October 28, 2016
Carnival Games VR is an immersive virtual reality experience allowing you to explore a park full of fun. It’s a great party game where you can play with friends, and play up to 12 different games, earning tickets for virtual prizes.

Waddle Home
Publisher: Archiact Interactive
Launch title
​Lemmings of the VR generation. Save the penguins by solving this puzzler.

Moto Racer 4
Publisher: Anuman Interactive
Available: November 3, 2016
The cult arcade biking series returns this year with special features for PlayStation VR owners.

Eagle Flight
Publisher: Ubisoft
Available: November 8, 2016
Take flight over Paris and experience the freedom of flying. Explore an iconic city from a new point of view, or team up with others in multiplayer dogfights for ultimate victories. 

Trackmania VR
Publisher: Ubisoft
Available: November 8, 2016
40 exclusive and free VR tracks in Arcade and Campaign modes, Trackmania players can enjoy the experience specifically redesigned to make the best use of VR.

Star Trek: Bridge Crew
Publisher: Ubisoft
Available: November 29, 2016 (Digital) // December 6, 2016 (Retail)
Command the bridge! Developed for VR, Star Trek: Bridge Crew puts you and your friends in the heart of a starship, where - as officers of the Federation - every action and decision you make together will determine the fate of your ship!
Make it so. 

Werewolves Within
Publisher: Ubisoft
Available: December 6, 2016
Game night comes to VR! Capturing the essence and competitive spirit of playing around the table, use randomly assigned roles & abilities to vote and eliminate the hidden werewolves among your group. An excellent opportunity to kill your mates.

SportsBar VR
Publisher: Cherry Pop Games
Available: Autumn 2016
Described as "social VR at its best", this title promises a virtual world of fun and frolics in an environment waiting to be explored, including 8Ball and 9Ball Pool, Air Hockey, Skee Ball, Darts and more. Darts? This is what we have been waiting for.

Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One: X-wing VR Mission
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Available: Christmas 2016
Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One: VR Mission promises to immerse players into one of the most iconic cinematic universes while piloting an X-wing and battling against the Empire. We prefer playing baddies, but there you go. 

Fated: The Silent Oath
Publisher: Frima Studio
Available: Q4 2016
Fear is easy to achieve in Virtual Reality, Frima say instead they wanted to explore compassion, sadness, happiness and other complex emotions. "Nothing is stronger than the connection between a parent and his child" runs the tagline. Intriguing.

HoloBall
Publisher: TreeFortress Games
Available: Q4 2016
Compete for glory in a retro-future world ruled by rogue AI. Equipped with only a paddle and your own skill do you have what it takes to defeat your opponents and earn your freedom? And freedom for your paddle presumably.

How We Soar
Publisher: Penny Black Studios
Available: Q4 2016
A VR flight experience that gives you the chance to take up the reins of a beautiful, giant Phoenix and explore an enchanting world. With your controller becoming your reins, you will find yourself seated on the back of this mythical creature and in full control of its every swoop, glide and dive. Sounds mellow.

Pixel Ripped 1989 
Publisher: Pixel Ripped Inc
Available: Q4 2016
Imagine you’re back in school in 1989 and have to hide your game device under your desk without being caught by the teacher. A game within a game, Pixel Ripped challenges you to travel through the history of video games. Yeah, well some of us were at school in 1989, and didn't get caught. So a starting advantage.

Proton Pulse
Publisher: ZeroTransform
Available: Q4 2016
Get ready for 50+ levels of fast paced classic arcade brick-breaking action from a whole new point of view, featuring Music from Jake Kaufman [Virt], Dan Behrens [Danimal Cannon] and Justin Moravetz [Rave-TZ]. Use your Playstation Move controllers (or just your steely gaze) to direct the Proton, an energy ball with awesome power and the only thing that can destroy the M.O.A.I. core.

Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin
Publisher: Double Fine Productions
Available: Q4 2016
Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin sees players back in the role of psychic acrobat Raz, now an official member of the Pscyhonauts. In this entirely new game specifically deigned for VR, Raz will unite with familiar characters and use his psychic abilities such as telekinesis and clairvoyance to help rescue the captured head of the Psychonauts, Truman Zanotto.

Radial G
Publisher: Tammeka
Available: Q4 2016
Climb into the cockpit of a futuristic race craft and tear up the anti-gravity track as battle commences against real or AI opponents. Offering single and eight-player online action, Radial-G delivers full immersion combat racing on tubular tracks featuring twists, jumps, splits and unique inverted racing. Giddiness guaranteed.

Robinson: The Journey 
Publisher: Crytek
Available: Q4 2016 PlayStation
When the Esmeralda crashes on Tyson III, a boy named Robin is left stranded. He must rely on his wits - and HIGS, an AI companion from the ship - to survive. As he searches for the lost crew and comes face-to-face with dinosaurs, Robin discovers that Tyson III is not the paradise once promised. Bit like Leeds then.

Space Rift
Publisher: bitComposer 
Available: Q4 2016
Space Rift promises to be the first part of a breathtaking action space adventure with story specifically designed for virtual reality. Experience the excitement of flying through the expanses of our galaxy up close in your own cockpit and join the fight for the freedom of humanity on Mars.

Tethered 
Publisher: Secret Sorcery 
Available: Q4 2016
With a simple premise at its core - gather and prepare by day, survive by night - Tethered takes the best parts of a sand-box strategy game and combines them with gentle puzzle mechanics that help pull you through the experience.

The Brookhaven Experiment
Publisher: Phosphor Games
Available: Q4 2016
“The Brookhaven Experiment” is the wave-based survival horror shooter that terrifies players until they huddle up in a fetal position begging for it all to stop. You’ll need good aim and nerves of steel if you want to last the night in Brookhaven! We lived in Middlesbrough. No fears.

Time Machine VR
Publisher: Minority Media
Available: Q4 2016
A time-travelling cadet uses incredible technology to scan, track, and bait prehistoric creatures in the hope of understanding them and prevent a deadly virus from taking lives in the future. Nice premise, hope it delivers.

Windlands
Publisher: Psytec Games
Available: Q4 2016
We love a grapple, so soaring through the ruins of a fallen civilisation and discovering the secrets of the ancient world in Psytec’s first person grappling hook VR exploration game sounds right up our street.  

VirZOOM
Publisher: VirZOOM
Say goodbye to your boring workout with the VirZoom VR sensor-equipped exercise bike and pedal through evolving and exciting VR worlds. Be the horse in the race, the tank in battle, the pegasus flying through the air. A clever and different use of VR and one that promises to help you keep fit.

Viva Ex Vivo
Publisher: Truant Pixel
Publisher: Q4 2016
Viva Ex Vivo’s tag line is “survival on a microscopic scale.” Assume the role of a busy microbiologist in the not-so-distant future, whose research partner has taken off for the week. The player is tasked with sifting through their partner’s notes, and completing their team’s work: researching biological samples using a nanoscale artificial organism capable of surviving in a multitude of familiar and foreign microscopic environments.

Resident Evil 7: biohazard
Publisher: Capcom
Available: January 24, 2017
A marquee release for the PlayStation VR, Resident Evil 7 promises a first person horror experience with "new overwhelming heights of photorealism". If it delivers, it could cement a lot of PlayStationeers to VR. The Resident Evil series has an excellent history of delivering on unexpected jumps and a properly terrifying atmosphere. High hopes for this one.

Dying: Reborn
Publisher: Oasis Games
Available: January 2017
Another title aiming to make us scared, Dying: Reborn is a dark, horror-themed puzzle game that creates a first-person room escape experience. Examine, collect and use items to solve a variety of creative puzzle types to escape each spooky room.

Golem
Publisher: Highwire Games
Available: Q1 2017
You play as bed-bound child recovering from a serious injury, but one that is developing the power to take of control of creatures made from stone. You start small, exploring your own room with little stone creations, but eventually the game leads you to controlling 15 feet high behemoths around a massive ruined city, exploring, discovering and fighting.  Music by Marty O'Donnell of Destiny and Halo fame.

GNOG
Publisher: KO_OP
Q1 2017 PlayStation VR Compatible
GNOG promises a tactile puzzle game set in a world of vivid toys & mysterious monsters. Get up close to grab, flip, push, spin, and explore the enigmatic heads and their rich, dynamic soundscapes.

Korix
Publisher: StellarVR
Available: Q1 2017
Played out in miniature right in front of the player, Korix is a retro-styled real-time strategy game infused with tower defence elements, offering old-school gameplay reminiscent of classic RTS games from the late ’90s.

Megaton Rainfall
Publisher: Pentadimensional Games
Available: Q1 2017
Control an interdimensional, indestructible super being as they attempt to thwart an alien invasion. You can’t die - but your cities have life bars, and if you let the aliens destroy them, you lose.

Statik
Publisher: Tarsier Studios
Available: Q1 2017
Described by the developers are bring a game of the "consequences of not reading the terms & conditions" Statik sounds interesting. You start in a laboratory with your hands trapped in a box, being observed by a mysterious doctor figure. The box is covered in buttons, circuits and levers. You must solve the puzzle to release your hands. There are clues in the room. Simple in conception, but sounding devilish in play. Could drive you insane, and maybe that is the point.

XING: The Land Beyond
Publisher: White Lotus Interactive
Available: Q1 2017
Described as "a beautiful, fantastical and spiritual journey through the afterlife" - it's a non-combat game,  with the emphasis on the story, solving some puzzles and enjoying the lush environment it's all presented in.