At this year’s Playstation Experience, I was also able to get my hands on many different games. One of them being Horizon: Zero Dawn which I have been looking forward to since it was announced. Talk about a gorgeous looking game! Youtube videos does not do this game enough justice. My number one question going into the demo was does this game play as great as it looks? and before long into my hands on experience, I had my answer: Yes, yes, and more yes!
We are in the dawn of a new era folks! The year 2016 will mark the beginning of virtual reality, the future of gaming. The Oculus Rift is prepared to secure a #1 spot in the VR market, but it’s going to have to deal with colossal competition. Gaming powerhouse Sony is preparing to unleash the PS4 Virtual Reality Headset in October 2016, but they’ve got another strategy to knock down the revolutionary Goliath. No release date is set but Giant Bomb learned that all game developers must include a Base Mode for regular PS4 games and NEO mode for PS4K games by October. The evidence discovered by Giant Bomb links to a possible October release. If true, an October release would coincide with the release of the VR. Regardless of its release date, Sony’s going to have to put out all the stops to top the Oculus Rift. The Oculus already began selling units in March and were shipping out pre-orders by January! The Rift may have already gained a head start, but Sony may have time to oust their competitor.
Sony already seems to have two things going in their favor:
Rumored to Be Cheaper than the Rift
Will the PS4K truly match the price of its predecessor?
Despite pre-order sales and an early year release, only 18% of consumers will pay $500 for the Rift. With the PS4 VR retailing at $399, the PS4VR is already $10o+ cheaper than the Oculus Rift. To further place the scales in Sony’s favor, the PS4K is rumored to also be priced at $399. Of course, things change, but if Sony makes the PS4K as affordable as the PS4 and VR, they’ll have a definite edge over the Oculus.
The PS4K: The Ultimate HD Virtual Reality Experience
Along with having greater, CPU, GPU, and memory capacity, the console will support 4K (Ultra High Definition) technology and virtual reality. The PS4K will improve the PS4 VR experience to provide what Sony promises will be a “high-end virtual reality experience”. In one gaming session, gamers will be getting 23 times the resolution that’s offered during the usual PS4 gaming session. With the PS4 VR’s 120 Hz and 90Hz refresh rates surpassing the Rift, the resolution could go up to infinity and beyond. The PS4K’s hardware will also be equipped to handle such large framerates in order to give gamers such a high-end experience.
Will Sony Be the King of Virtual Reality?
While Sony’s prepared to do battle in this challenging new era, they’ll need to drop the negativity in order to beat their competitors. With a positive attitude and a little help from their loyal PlayStation supporters, Sony may very well be the top name in virtual reality gaming.
What do you think about PSVR? Do you think it’ll top its competitors? Let us know!
Assault Android Cactus is a new game released by the game development team, Witch Beam. You and up to three friends control androids unaffected by the robot malfunction happening on the Genki Star. The goal of the game is to shoot your way through the ship and destroy the four section overloads. The game is playable on both Steam and the PlayStation 4. It’s to be released on PlayStation Vita and Wii U at a later date.
As many are probably aware, Insomniac Games will be releasing a PS4 remake of the original Ratchet and Clank game this April. As a die hard fan, I’m thrilled. When I was a kid, I loved playing the first few PS2 games that Insomniac created. I remember watching my father play the Going Commando title until I was confident enough to try it out for myself, and might I say that I was terrible for the longest time. But that didn’t matter! It was fun. It was a great time; it was memorable.
2015 has come and gone and 8th generation consoles are continually flourishing. Hardware numbers, and more importantly software sales, are up from last generation – which is great for the companies. This is driving the industry forward. As a gamer, it’s always a treat to know what’s coming for all companies and compiling that most anticipated list. Third party titles make up a large chuck of a console’s library, but for most gamers it’s always the exclusives that keep them coming back to their preferred console of choice. For me in 2016, Sony has a barrage of first and third party titles coming that interest me. From older IPs like Uncharted 4 to new and exciting IPs like Horizon: Zero Dawn, finally after 2 years first party content is stepping up and bringing some heat to the PlayStation games line up.
PlayStation Experience 2015 wrapped up last weekend and it was a great experience for me, not only as someone who writes about games but also as a fan. It was my first time attending and I really appreciated my time there because it gave me the chance to chat with developers as well as get hands on with their games. I had the opportunity to check out upcoming titles such as Uncharted 4, Dark Souls III, and Destiny as well as other games that are somewhat under the radar. The latter are actually what really stood out to me during PSX and so I decided to make a list of the ones that we should remember. Here are 5 games to look forward to:
The holidays are perhaps the best time of the year for gamers. Black Friday has some of the hottest gaming deals of the year, and the best part about it is now everything can easily be purchased with the click of a button, rather than wrestling through throngs of eager customers. Here are some of the best Black Friday gaming deals happening this week.
Finally! This is what Bloodborne fans have been waiting for. The long awaited expansion pack, The Old Hunters is releasing November 24, 2015. This expansion pack looks to expand more on the legendary hunters which were referenced in the main game. Here is the official trailer for The Old Hunters:
It’s mid-June, which means that yet another E3 has come and gone. Gamers across the globe tuned into online live stream conferences to get their fix on the biggest gaming news and announcements of the year. From long awaited new entries into cult favorite series such as Kingdom Hearts and Mirror’s Edge, to info on new IPs like The Last Guardian and Horizon Zero Dawn, this year’s E3 was packed with all kinds of games for almost any fan. Here’s a look at 10 games to watch from E3 2015:
E3 is just around the corner and anticipation is growing here at SheAttack. Attending our first E3 this year, we are more than ready to bring you some great content! Now is the time to predict, speculate, and wish! Here are some things I am hoping to see from the big three; Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo.