Up For Debate - Which Games Would Work Best in VR?

Written by Jon Sutton on Sat, Nov 25, 2017 4:00 PM
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This week it feels as if we’re at a bit of a turning point for VR. After a sputtery launch and an inconsistent quality to releases, VR is building up a head of steam. Skyrim VR came to PS4 last week, DOOM VFR and Fallout 4 VR are coming to PC any day now, and the likes of London Heist, Moss, Bravo Team and The Inpatient all show signs of immense promise.

It’s Bethesda’s two huge RPGs that prove the most interesting focal point, however. Most virtual reality games are slight affairs, often no more than an hour or two long, yet with Skyrim VR and Fallout 4 VR we’ve got a pair of games that could conceivably be played for hundreds of hours. They’re games you can actually get lost in, delivering on the promise of virtual reality worlds with uncompromised immersion. Skyrim VR is by all accounts a game-changer, taking a, ahem, distinctly average game and elevating it purely through the wonder of the technology.

With three AAA games launching in as many weeks, Bethesda is spearheading a VR offensive like no other publisher. While it could be held as an example of their belief in the tech, it’s actually much more likely to just be a testing ground to see what works and how much interest can be generated. The bonus for Bethesda is that creating these VR titles was likely considerably cheaper than it would cost to develop a brand new game. Bethesda simply had to crowbar VR into an existing experience.

Which all brings me to the point of this Up For Debate - Bethesda has proven that already successful games can be retroactively updated with VR support and work. With that in mind, which other games do you think could be successful in VR? Is there any particular franchise coming to VR that would make you rush out and buy a headset? Or are you firmly anti-VR regardless of what titles come to the various VR headsets? Let us know below!

I'll start things off with mine, but it's a bit of a weird one - FIFA 18. Fundamentally it would have little impact on the gameplay, but the actual feeling of being inside a stadium and looking down at a pitch with all these players you can control would just be awesome.

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09:01 Dec-18-2017

Almost any Open World Single/Multiplayer RPG/FPS or Racing game, don't even need to implement their controllers for it (movement is kinda awkward using them,Better off just using k/M or Gamepad) as long as head tracking works same as TracIR

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16:18 Nov-27-2017

Shadow of War
Witcher 3
Prototype 1&2
Far Cry 2/3/4/5
Dying Light
Insurgency/Day of Infamy

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09:11 Nov-28-2017

Witcher 3 would be so interesting

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09:15 Nov-27-2017

honey select

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20:28 Nov-26-2017

FiFA

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13:55 Nov-26-2017

Bethesda is not creating original content, it is just rehashing its old content to suit VR. No problem with that from my standpoint, but the costs and risks involved are minimal. Until we start seeing AAA games being made with VR primarily in mind, I don't think we can call those rehashes a game changer.

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12:24 Nov-26-2017

A game like sword art online, god's avatar, or resident evil 7, alien isolation. But the best one would be a game which has the VR of jonny quest.

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08:18 Nov-26-2017

Alien Isolation

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08:15 Nov-26-2017

Tom Clancy The Division would be good.

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07:44 Nov-26-2017

DMC, Devil May Cry 5. Dead Island. Prototype 1&2. Mass Effect Andromeda. All have nice scenery!

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06:25 Nov-26-2017

Any game with boobs

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07:41 Nov-26-2017

I don't normally buy games of release day, but this my friend, I shall pre order :)

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04:19 Nov-27-2017

Umm.... I think those kinda games should be required to be played with a heart monitor.

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05:59 Nov-26-2017

Fatal Frame should be nice.

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03:02 Nov-26-2017

Alan Wake would be interesting!

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03:00 Nov-26-2017

Dude seeing Tomb Raider and Witcher would be amazing, just think of how beautiful it would be

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02:50 Nov-26-2017

Dark Souls , Bloodborne Or Nioh :v

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01:12 Nov-26-2017

Some kind of a railshooter.
Games like skyrim I can only see having poor execution. The idea is great but moving by teleporting with a click is a nono for me. moving with the sticks looks wonky in skyrim.

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22:21 Nov-25-2017

well i think the games which benefit the most from VR are the first person games after that the third person ones and horror genre are great too so first person horror games :D

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22:11 Nov-25-2017

Assassins Creed, GTA, Rainbow Six those series would be good in VR. But I think The Sims in VR would be amazing.

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21:14 Nov-25-2017

PUBG or CS GO could be a lot of fun I'd imagine.
But VR isn't "the future" anyways.. seriously in my eyes it's a funny gimmick like the stuff with the cameras or movement sensitive controllers were in the past, not something I'd wanna play full games with for multiple reasons, one being that I just like to sit on my fat butt and staring at my monitor while gaming.

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20:38 Nov-25-2017

Racing games would be cool, but I think Dying Light would be awesome in VR. Imagine climbing the bridge in VR....

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21:08 Nov-25-2017

that would be cool, but dying light requires some very fast movement so you might get sick faster

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20:22 Nov-25-2017

the Fear series, Mirror's Edge and Soma would be so trippy in VR, stealth games like Hitman and Metal Gear Solid would be incredible especially if you could walk around you avatar and have user body movement be able to be integrated. NMS would be great too, strategy and sim games, actually, pretty much every game would be great in VR, let's just go with that, I'm having a kid in a candy store moment

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