Ask PSLS: Which Franchise do you Think Would Benefit the Most From VR?

April 30, 2014Written by Jason Dunning


With Oculus being bought for $2 billion, and Sony developing Project Morpheus for PS4, VR will be a big part of video games in the near future. To get the staff’s thoughts on virtual reality, we asked: Which franchise do you think would benefit the most from VR?

Anthony Severino – Oof! Oof! (@Sev_Anthony)

EA Sports Fight Night, but with two PlayStation Move controllers or *shudders* Kinect. Laying the smack down has never been so immersive.

Cameron Teague – Siren Song of the Counter Culture

I am going to pick a horror game like Siren, Fatal Frame, or maybe Evil Within. Something that just really scares the crap out of you.

Chandler Wood – I’m Trying (@FinchStrife)

Imagine, if you will, inFamous: Second Son’s Photo Mode using a VR headset. The ability to look around a photo or still scene in complete 3D with the kinds of incredible visuals we’ve been seeing from some of those screenshots? Amazing. I’m getting giddy at the sheer thought of it.

D’yani Wood – VRMMORPG

Probably any MMORPG will do very well. At least, that’s what I’d empty my pockets for!

Dan Oravasaari – Hut! (@FoolsJoker)

I think VR could add a lot to a number of titles. But I think sports titles will see the most benefit, especially a game like Madden. Even though I am not a fan of football, I think people would really love to play as the quarterback, or any position in full first-person VR. One Move controller could be the throwing arm, the other would be the analog for movement.

Jason Dunning – I Am The God of VR! (@Jasonad21)

God of War would be pretty awesome. First-person God of War has been very briefly shown in the past, but VR would take it one step further by making you feel like Kratos as he rips through all the enemies. In reality though, I expect first-person shooters to get most of the attention when it comes to VR, so I think it would be fun to play Call of Duty or Battlefield using Morpheus.

John VanderSchuit – I’m Free! (@j_vanderschuit)

Gran Turismo. Head freedom while driving a vehicle would be wonderfully immersive.

Louis Edwards – Duck, Duck, Goose!

Mirrors Edge. Ducking, diving, free running, and general parkour would be awesome from that perspective.

Russell Ritchey – Lightning Returns

Definitely sports titles so everyone can feel like a rock star. I also think titles like Elder Scrolls – first person fantasy experiences – will see a significant boost. Yeah, kicking and/or throwing a ball is fun. But now imagine that ball is lightning and a dragon is the goal.

Which franchise do you think would benefit the most from VR? Let us know in the comments below.