Rocksteady is bringing Batman: Arkham VR to HTC Vive and Oculus Rift on 25 April. Also, HTC is celebrating "Vive day" and launching some new features this coming Wednesday.
On 25 April, the BAFTA nominated VR game we deserve will launch for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Previously a PlayStation VR exclusive, Batman: Arkham VR will make the transition onto the Oculus and Vive in celebration of Vive's first anniversary.
To celebrate "Vive day" which is going to happen on 05 April, HTC will be launching some new features and lots of new offers.
One of the new features is the Viveport subscription service, first announced during CES 2017. The service will offer a new way to navigate the oodles of apps currently available on Viveport. For £5.59 a month, users can choose five titles from a library of content. The customers will receive unlimited access to the apps they choose which can also be rotated out every month. The subscription service apps are also up for sale, enabling customers to "try before they buy".
Now on to why we're all here. Batman:
Sefton Hill, Creative Director said: “Bringing Batman™ to VR was a very rewarding experience for us here at Rocksteady. The Dark Knight has always been an incredible character to work with due to his psychological depth, so it’s really exciting to use this immersive medium to delve deeper into his psyche than ever before”
He continued: “We’re thrilled that PC players can finally wear the cowl for themselves and take on the role of the World’s Greatest Detective with the addition of the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift versions.”
I got goose bumps from just watching the trailer.
Batman: Arkham VR will support the Vive motion controllers and Oculus Touch. The game will also have full gamepad support on PC, including the PS4 Dual Shock 4 Controller, Xbox One Controller and the Steam Controller.