War never changes, even as the world reels from the ashes of global war. In Fall of 2017, China-based game developer SmellyRiver announced Code 51, a brand-new immersive mech-action game for the PlayStation VR, HTC, and Oculus. A trailer accompanied the announcement, showcasing both gameplay and the technical features of the game. Yesterday, SmellyRiver announced that Code 51 will be launching on the PlayStation VR first on April 24th, with HTC and Oculus to follow sometime after.
Code 51 takes places on a post-apocalyptic Earth. Unending war across the planet has not only led to a massive loss of life, but it has rapidly changed the entire ecosystem of the planet. The use of chemical, biological, and nuclear attacks has drastically change the entire climate, creating extreme weather and destructive storms. In this world, riches and wealth are everything. Anything that can be obtained will leaded to a better life. Throughout the rubble, documents are uncovered for a mysterious new energy source, known as Code 51. Code 51 had been available before, allowing for humans to build cutting-edge technology and ferocious battle mechs. Whoever can find this large reservoir of Code 51 will dominate the world.
Code 51 will feature a full-fledged single-player campaign, offline and online multiplayer, and, 9 fully-customizable mechs with varying degrees of offensive and defensive capabilities. There will be three multiplayer arenas at launch with more to appear in the future.
Of course, as this is a VR title, players will fight in the cockpit of their mech, witnessing the carnage of mechanized warfare will immersed in the frantic chaos of battle. One of the biggest strengths will be the freedom of movement, which is severely lacking in the PSVR space. The only other mech-focused games have been R.I.G.S, a multiplayer-focused launch title, and Arch-Angel an on-rails shooting experience. Code 51 will, hopefully, fill the void.
Sony has announced a new VR bundle coming this month, coinciding with the release of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR. The bundle will release the same day as Skyrim VR on November 17.
Along with the game, the bundle will come with the updated PS VR hardware, a new demo disc with 13 games, two PlayStation Move controllers, and the PlayStation Camera. The bundle will run for $449.99 in the United States and is now available for pre-order. Check out a trailer for Skyrim VR below and click here for the full announcement post.
In a post on the PlayStation Blog, Sony has announced the free games that will be coming to PlayStation Plus members starting on November 7.
Highlighting the list of games are Worms Battlegrounds and Bound, coming to PlayStation 4. Along with these two games, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, the PSVR arcade shooter will also be free to download as a bonus game. Click here to see the full blog post, and check out the full list of games below:
In a post to the PlayStation Blog, Sony has announced that they have big plans for next week’s Paris Games Week.
Sony’s Media Showcase will start at 9 a.m. Pacific time. However, the hour leading up to that, starting at 8 a.m., Sony has said that they will be revealing seven new games coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR. There will also be updates on 14 other games in the first hour.
To check out the full blog post, click here. Be sure to stick with Proven Gamer for all the PlayStation news at Paris Games Week.
Futuristic racing games aren’t anything new, but damn are they a lot of fun! This year, gamers have seen several different future racers arrive from LightField to Redout to Wipeout: The Omega Collection. Continuing this trend, Tammeka Games is bringing PlayStation owners Radial-G, a futuristic combat racer with a focus on tubular tracks.
Players will take to a large variety of different racing tracks, set across a multitude of planets across the Galaxy. The game adopts the tubular racing design, which will be familiar for gamers who may have played F-Zero X back in the day. This allows for full, 360 degree racing and an opportunity for the palyer to find the best possible track. AS these tracks take place in deep space, expect a variety of obstacles and challenges, all happening at insane speeds. Additionally, players will be encouraged to battle it out with an arsenal of weapons present on the track. The game also boasts a thumping soundtrack by various artists. Finally, the game will be playable with or without PSVR, making the game accessible for players, regardless if they have a PSVR headset.
Radial-G will launch on PS4 and PS VR sometime before the end of 2017. The game is currently available on Steam.
In a post to the PlayStation VR FAQ, via the PlayStation Blog, Sony has announced that a new, updated headset for PlayStation VR is in the works.
The headset, model number CUH-ZVR2 will have a new, updated design. It will feature a new, integrated stereo headphone connection cable as well as an updated processor that will support HDR pass through.
At this time, there is no confirmed North American release date for the new PS VR unit. Sony states in the blog post that details for the release will come a later time. However, the price for PS VR bundles will not change when the new model is released. The CUH-ZVR2 has also been announced to release in Japan on October 14.
For more details, click here to check out the full blog post.
Sony has announced the free games for PlayStation Plus members coming in September. Highlighting the list is Sucker Punch’s Infamous Second Son. In addition to Second Son, five other games will be making their way to the PlayStation platform. Check out the full list of games below:
inFamous: Second Son, PS4
Strike Vector Ex, PS4
Monster Jam Battlegrounds, PS3
Hustle Kings, PS3
Hue, PS Vita (Cross Buy with PS4)
Sky Force Anniversary, PS Vita (Cross Buy with PS4 & PS3)
Along with the free games, RIGS Mechanized Combat League will be free to PSVR users from September 5 to November 7. Check out the full blog post from PlayStation by clicking here. Take a look at a trailer for Infamous Second Son below:
Zen Studios (makers of CastleStorm and Pinball FX2) have announced that Infinite Minigolf is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The PlayStation 4 and PC versions will also come with support for virtual reality support.
Infinite Minigolf is currently available on PC through Steam Early Access. The game gives players the freedom to create their own mini golf courses using a wide variety of customization options and tools. These courses can then be played in local multiplayer, online multiplayer, and single player modes.
Check out the latest trailer for Infinite Minigolf below:
Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) today announced that PlayStation 4 (PS4) has cumulatively sold through more than 50 million units*1 to consumers worldwide as of December 6, 2016, having enjoyed the best ever Black Friday week*2 in the history of PlayStation. This includes the sales of PlayStation 4 Pro (PS4 Pro), a high-end system that supports cutting-edge imaging technology, which launched last month.
With a vast array of exciting software titles from 3rd party developers and publishers as well as from SIE Worldwide Studios (SIE WWS), PS4 software sales also remain strong, with more than 369.6 million copies*3 sold in retail stores globally and through digital downloads on PlayStation Store as of December 4, 2016.
“We’re truly delighted that the PS4 community continues to flourish since launch three years ago.” said Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment. “With tremendous support from our fans and partners across the globe, this year we were able to deliver an unprecedented lineup of hardware, including the new slimmer PS4, PS4 Pro and PlayStation VR. We will continue to provide the best gaming experiences available through our ground-breaking software lineup and network services, as we focus on accelerating our business and expanding the PS4 ecosystem.”
PS4’s software portfolio will continue to grow this holiday season and beyond with highly anticipated games including Horizon Zero Dawn, Gran Turismo Sport, and MLB The Show 17 (all from SIE WWS), as well as PlayStation VR games such as Farpoint(SIE WWS). Third-party publishers and the independent development community will also continue to deliver a variety of blockbuster franchises and innovative new titles for PS4.*4
SIE will continue to expand the world of PS4 to deliver entertainment experiences that are only possible on PlayStation.
The PS4 system is currently available in 122 countries and regions*5 worldwide.
*1 Number of retail sales to consumers is estimated by SIE. Sales data in Japan collected 2/22/2014 – 12/6/2016, in North America collected 11/15/2013 – 12/6/2016, in Europe and Latin America collected 11/29/2013 – 12/6/2016, and in Asia collected 12/17/2013 – 12/6/2016.
*2 11/21/2016 – 11/27/2016.
*3 Number of retail sales to consumers is estimated by SIE. Sales data in Japan collected 2/22/2014 – 12/4/2016, in North America collected 11/15/2013 – 12/3/2016, in Europe collected 11/29/2013 – 12/4/2016, in Latin America collected 11/29/2013 – 12/3/2016, and in Asia collected 12/17/2013 – 12/4/2016. Does not include add-on content.
Oasis Games Ltd, a leading independent Chinese publisher, has announced that its second PlayStationVR title, Pixel Gear, is now available on the PlayStation Store. Developed exclusively for PS VR, Pixel Gear is a colorful and fast-paced 3D pixel shooter with a variety of comical monsters, zombies and ghosts as enemies to defeat.
“Pixel Gear is a wonderful introduction to PlayStation VR gaming with its vibrant 3D pixel graphics, easy to pick-up and play controls, and fun level of challenge that everyone in the family can enjoy,” said Alen Wu, business director at Oasis Games. “The look resonates well with kids, and it’s easy to grab your pixel gun and step into the colorful world filled with nonstop action where you must aim and destroy attacking ghosts and goblins before they get you!”
Pixel Gear includes six levels chock full with a variety of interactive objects that exhibit entertaining reactions when hit, and a host of cool upgradeable weapons and power-ups that grant the ability to slow down or even stop time. Precision is key as players combat fun baddies such as witches, skeletons, bats, undead knights and ghouls, while unlocking various weapons and upgrades to prepare themselves for the thrilling boss battles that end each level. Don’t get too caught up in the action and shoot the innocent angels! Harming them will also harm you.
Starting with the default laser pistol with unlimited ammo, players can earn coins to unlock additional weapons, power-ups and ammo by shooting ghosts to make them drop their gold. Unlockable weapons include submachine pistols, the long range sniper rifle and other handy weapons for taking down level bosses. Gear up and blast your way through all of the levels and up the difficulty level to achieve the highest score!
To view the gameplay trailer, click the video below! For all things PlayStation VR, keep it right here on ProvenGamer.com
Monkeys beware! Oasis Games Ltd, a leading independent Chinese publisher, today announced that its day one PlayStation VR title, Ace Banana, has launched. Developed exclusively for VR, Ace Banana is a first person arcade archery game where players wield a bow to protect their banana stash from a host of marauding monkeys. The light-hearted shooter features a mix of over-the-top fun supported by native VR controls, which allows players to quickly get into the action.
“Ace Banana is a great game for the PlayStation VR launch with its fun and unique gameplay offering,” said Alen Wu, Business Director at Oasis Games. “Players will find themselves stepping into a colorful world, armed with a bow and variety of fun ‘arrows’ to protect their tasty bananas from waves of attacking monkeys – the fun is quick and the experience is immersive.”
In the game, players assume the role of a skilled Banana Archer, the world-famous protectors of innocent bananas. In opposition are hordes of mischievous monkeys who are dressed in a variety of different costumes and approach you using different techniques and moves that add to the surprise factor and excitement of the game. As these meddling monkeys arrive in waves through 16 stages, players must use the PlayStation Move controllers to mimic drawing, aiming and shooting their bow with an arsenal of quirky arrows ranging from plungers to rubber fish and even cute pandas! Players will need to stay alert and be aware of their virtual surroundings as when all their bananas are stolen, the game is over!
Ace Banana is developed by TVR (Time of Virtual Reality) and is published by Oasis Games in North America, Europe and select countries in Asia for the PlayStation VR. From October 13, 2016 through October 27, 2016, there will be a 10% discount off the base price of $14.99 and a 20% discount for PlayStation Plus members. Keep up to date on all the monkey business, including the upcoming co-op feature on Facebook here. This game is rated “E for Everyone” by the ESRB.
Check out the launch trailer for Ace Banana below:
Capcom has announced that the intense Resident Evil 7 biohazard “KITCHEN” demo is available today alongside the release of PlayStation VR. The demo is included on a disc as part of the PlayStation VR headset package in North America and is available as a free download in Europe for PlayStation VR owners.
“KITCHEN” features a quick and intense glimpse of the immersive horror experience players can expect from Resident Evil 7 biohazard, when it releases on January 24, 2017. In this atmospheric teaser demo, a disturbing kitchen provides the unsettling backdrop for a tense scenario that draws players into a hyper-realistic virtual world like never before.
Resident Evil 7 biohazard will be one of the first AAA games to be completely playable in VR as an option from start to finish, or any part thereof, when it releases on PlayStation 4. The flexibility of the optional PlayStation VR Mode included with the game gives players complete control over how much they want to engage in the immersive and terrifying VR experience. In fact, players are able to use the same save data to play the game in either standard or PlayStation VR Mode at any point.
Check out some of the horrors of Resident Evil in the trailer below:
The father of VR and mother of all tank games is back!
BATTLEZONE is available NOW as a launch title for PlayStation VR on PlayStation 4, offering hours of exhilarating, futuristic tank warfare in stunning first-person VR.
Delivering a procedurally generated campaign for 1-4 players that ensures no two playthroughs are ever the same, and drop-in, drop-out online play, BATTLEZONE is an essential purchase for all early adopters of PlayStation VR.
“When we set out to bring BATTLEZONE to PlayStation VR, we were always adamant we wanted to create a fully-fledged game, and not something you’d just call an experience,” said Rebellion CEO and Co-founder Jason Kingsley OBE. “It’s great to see so many positive early reviews, and I’m personally so thrilled to see one of gaming’s most beloved IPs come back to VR with a bang!
“The original arcade game inspired a generation of gamers and developers, including my brother and me. If our BATTLEZONE is even a fraction as influential, we’ll be delighted.”
BATTLEZONE is rated T, and will cost $59.99.
Check out the launch trailer for BATTLEZONE below:
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced the release of Batman: Arkham VR, the very first virtual reality experience that allows fans to become Batman, as well as explore Gotham City and Wayne Manor like never before. Developed by Rocksteady Studios, creators of the critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham trilogy, Batman: Arkham VR is based on DC’s core Batman license and is available exclusively on PlayStation VR for the suggested retail price of 15.99.
In June, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced Batman: Arkham VR to excitement from fans all over the world and soon went on to win the first ever E3 Game Critics Award for Best VR Game.
“Just when we thought we were done with Arkham, virtual reality pulled us back in. It was a game changer for the team because we could put the player inside this universe for the first time and let them become The Batman,” said Sefton Hill, Creative Director, Rocksteady Studios. “It’s been amazing to see the reactions of players as they descend into the Batcave, don the cowl and delve into an emotional mystery. Batman: Arkham VR really is an experience like no other.”
Batman: Arkham VR allows players to plunge into the Dark Knight’s universe and experience Gotham City through the eyes of the World’s Greatest Detective. Delving deep into an all-new Batman: Arkham mystery, those who enter this virtual reality world must think like Batman and utilize his legendary gadgets to unravel a plot that threatens the lives of his closest allies.
“Rocksteady has embraced virtual reality with Batman: Arkham VR and innovated upon the franchise so that fans can really immerse themselves into this beloved Batman: Arkham world,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “The game truly places players into the role of the World’s Greatest Detective unlike any other form of entertainment and it is a high-quality VR experience.”
Sony Interactive Entertainment America (SIEA) today launched PlayStation VR (PS VR), a virtual reality system for the PlayStation4 (PS4™) system that takes gaming to the next level of immersion and transports players into the virtual worlds of their games. Concurrent with the global launch, PS VR is now available in the United States and Canada at a suggested retail price of USD $399 and CAD $549 respectively. PS VR, which is compatible with the more than 40 million PS4 systems already inside consumers’ homes, arrives with a lineup of 30 games, including exclusive titles such as Rez Infinite (Monstars & Enhance Games), Batman™: Arkham VR (RockSteady and Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment), DRIVECLUB VR and RIGS Mechanized Combat League (SIE Worldwide Studios). In total, PS VR will have a library of approximately 50 games by the end of the year.*1
“I am beyond excited that today we are finally able to bring PlayStation VR and the brand new gaming experiences enabled by this new medium into the homes of PS4 fans,” said Shawn Layden, President of SIEA and Chairman of SIE Worldwide Studios. “We believe PS VR has the power to make VR gaming a reality for the mainstream, and the impact that PS VR will have on the future of both games and entertainment will be transformative. I cannot wait for gamers to experience it for themselves.” I’m going to get a TechnoMono gaming chair to keep comfortable while I play for hours.
PS VR delivers a sense of presence, where players feel as though they are physically inside the virtual world of a game. PS VR leverages state-of-the-art technologies, such as 360-degree head tracking, wide field of view, high refresh rates, and SIE’s own binaural 3D audio technology, to heighten the emotions gamers experience as they play and make them believe they’ve been transported to another world. By using peripherals such as PlayStation Move Motion Controller, DUALSHOCK4 Wireless Controller, and the upcoming PS VR Aim Controller, players can explore virtual environments and intuitively interact with characters as if they are actually present in the world of a game.
PS VR integrates a “Social Screen” feature that allows users who are not wearing the VR headset to see on the TV what the PS VR player is seeing in the headset, or to play alongside the VR player in supporting games. Games such as THE PLAYROOM VR (SIE WWS), which will be available as a free download to all PS VR owners, take advantage of this feature and demonstrate how PS VR can create unique multiplayer experiences when shared with friends and family.
PS VR will launch with a large and diverse lineup of first- and third-party games including EVE: Valkyrie (CCP Games), Thumper (Drool), 100ft Robot Golf (No Goblin), Job Simulator (Owlchemy Games), Superhypercube (Polytron), Battlezone (Rebellion), Eagle Flight (Ubisoft), Here They Lie™, PlayStation VR WORLDS and Until Dawn™: Rush of Blood (SIE WWS).
With more than 230 developers and publishers*2 working on PS VR titles, the system’s games portfolio will continue to expand after launch with highly anticipated games including RESIDENT EVIL 7 biohazard (Capcom Co., Ltd), ROBINSON: THE JOURNEY™ (Crytek), Star Wars™ Battlefront™ Rogue One: X-wing VR Mission(Electronic Arts Inc.)*3, Star Trek: Bridge Crew (Ubisoft) and Farpoint (SIE WWS).
In addition to a best-in-class gaming lineup, there will be a variety of VR experiences and media applications coming to PS VR, including Hulu, Allumette (Penrose), Invasion! (Baobab), Kismet (PsyOp), Within, LittlStar, and Vrideo.*4