PlayStationVR Title – Farpoint to be launched on 16th May 2017

PS VR toying around

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Still on the fence on buying PSVR? Maybe this will help.

Sony Interactive Entertainment Hong Kong Limited Singapore Branch (SIES) had just given us a heads-up that PlayStation®VR title– Farpoint will be launched on 16th May in our shores.

From the press release: “Farpoint is a riveting VR space adventure set on a hostile alien planet. On a mission to pick up scientists studying an anomaly near Jupiter, a sudden rupture nearby sends you and their station crashing onto an unknown alien world.Separated from your colleagues, you must use holographic logs scattered throughout the landscape to reunite with the scientists and escape the planet.“

As a zinger, it’s even got co-op play.

Let that sink in for a minute. A VR co-op game.

You can actually see and slay aliens with an actual VR player in the same virtual world. How different this experience is from your usual FPS  (first-person shooter) co-op remains to be seen. FPS multiplayer games tend to be twitchy-fast, with adjustable X and Y axis sensitivity.  This means that one can do a 180 degree turn with a quick flick of the controller. In a VR shooter like Farpoint, (using the Aim Controller instead of the Dualshock controller) one will have to literally turn his torso around and hoist the Aim Controller as one would in using a real gun. I’m beginning to think that there’s a certain amount of fitness required to play this game.

If you know someone who has a PSVR, like our Editor-in-Chief, Giancarlo Viterbo, this is the game that’ll make you buy a PSVR. I was already convinced to purchase one when Gian gave me a taste of being Batman in Batman Arkham VR.

PS VR toying around

Being the Batman (as opposed to just playing the Batman) was one of the most awesome experiences I’ve ever had as a gamer and as a Batman fan.

Playing as THE Batman, I got a tast of what it was like being a young Bruce Wayne and of coucourse, fiddling with the Dark Knight’s toys. Arkham VR though had that limitation in movement where, in order to move to another in-view location, you had to “teleport” to predetermined spots. This limitation won’t be present in Farpoint since you can actually control your movement via a thumb-stick that’s present in the Aim Controller.

This will make every FPS game out there seem like child’s play.

Does this translate to movement like how were accustomed to in current FPS games? We’ll find out when we get our hands on the game.

May 16th can’t get here soon enough.

Farppoint cover

Farpoint will launch at a suggested retail price (SRP) of PHP 2,299 for the Disc version.

Aim Controller Box

PlayStation®VR Farpoint Aim Controller Bundle Pack will also be available on the same date at a SRP of PHP 4,990, which includes the Farpoint game and a PS VR Aim Controller.

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Allan Abaca is an avid gamer through and through. Virtually, he is locked-in with his PS4 almost daily and has just introduced the awesomeness of gaming to his two sons.

Next in his sights is PC gaming. The platform which he nows considering going back to after a two decade hiatus.

Oh, and let's not forget the Nintendo Switch...

His psn id is hip2b2

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