With PlayStation’s E3 2015 press conference happening later today at 6pm PT/9pm ET, Wired has revealed that Sony is bringing “close to” 20 virtual reality games and experiences to E3. Some of these include Trackmania from Ubisoft, Harmonix Music VR from Harmonix, and Wayward Pines from the team behind Monday Night Combat.
Not only that, but Wired confirmed Sony will “announce games from multiple game studios” at their press conference, including titles from Guerrilla Games, third-party developers, and indie developers.
When Project Morpheus launches in the first half of 2016 for PlayStation 4, Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida admits that convincing people to spend the money on a VR headset is something they need to accomplish:
We need to convince PS4 owners to spend several hundred dollars to purchase a Morpheus headset, on top of the PS4 they already have. And more gaming content is what will convince them. We have 30 or more games being developed that we are tracking – not all of them will come out at launch, but there are serious efforts being made on all of them.
With developers having access to so many VR tools, Adam Boyes, VP of Publisher & Developer Relations at PlayStation, says the games will fall under more categories than just “sports, shooters, action, etc.”