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What Genre Will Get The Biggest Boost From Virtual Reality?

The word "immersion" has an exact definition but in the world of interactive entertainment, it has slightly different meanings for everyone.

Or rather, the definition might not change but how each of us achieves immersion is different. Either way, which genre do you think benefits most from virtual reality?

I guess the simple answer might be, "whatever genre you like best." After all, you're more likely to become immersed in a genre of gaming you prefer, right? And if VR does its job and simply enhances that experience in every possible way, that would be the category that would most benefit, right? Then again, perhaps you have a different perspective; maybe you think VR could turn your attention to a genre you never really liked before. Maybe it'll make sports and racing games so amazing you just can't pass them up, or they'll make shooters so dynamic and realistic, you'll get hooked.

Then there are those who think VR is about more than making the action seem real; it's about making the world come alive. In this way, you might say role-playing games will get the biggest boost from virtual reality, just because the technology allows us to really believe we're inhabiting a fantasy realm. And as that's really the goal of many RPGs - to foster singular immersion via atmosphere and environment - one has to conclude that the unique bonuses afforded by VR are, at the very least, intriguing.

When PlayStation VR comes out, it could change gamer perspective in more ways than one. And if it really does have a $300 price tag, the experience will be more accessible to more people right out of the gate. Haven't had a peek at some of the games you could sample? Here are ten to keep an eye out for:

Tags: virtual reality games, vr gaming, playstation vr games

2/14/2016 9:40:09 PM Ben Dutka

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bigrailer19
Sunday, February 14, 2016 @ 10:23:39 PM
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I think flying Sims and FPS should be the most fun to play. But until we get a few titles in each genre, it's going to be tough to say for me.

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tlpn99
Monday, February 15, 2016 @ 1:25:36 AM
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It depends on the price of games too. I'll hopefully get a go of the kit and then decide if I want it or not.

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Vitron
Monday, February 15, 2016 @ 1:47:46 AM
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Probably First Person that is action adventure. I think those games with cockpits(mecha, racing, flight sims) would benefit greatly from VR.




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Vitron
Monday, February 15, 2016 @ 3:06:19 AM

Plus interactive dramas and horror games too.

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Ather
Monday, February 15, 2016 @ 2:42:20 AM
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Simulations. Imagine VR Minecraft. VR Animal Crossing. VR Sims.

Racing games, too. VR Glasses showing the view out the windshield.

FPS. We're really in the game now.

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Banky A
Monday, February 15, 2016 @ 5:04:00 AM

Tried VR Minecraft. Pretty damn cool but I'm not a player of it so don't take my word.

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Shauneepeak
Monday, February 15, 2016 @ 4:36:40 AM
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Probably Horror.

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Banky A
Monday, February 15, 2016 @ 5:33:50 AM
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Porn simulators. Tentacle dating sims.

You know, the usual.

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shaytoon
Monday, February 15, 2016 @ 11:08:26 AM
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doesnt the new ace combat support this?

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maxpontiac
Monday, February 15, 2016 @ 12:52:52 PM

Yes it does. It will make or break me on this whole VR thing.

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xenris
Monday, February 15, 2016 @ 11:39:18 AM
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Horror games I think are going to benefit the most right off the bat.

Then either FPS games or racing games in my opinion.

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JonnyR
Monday, February 15, 2016 @ 11:42:01 AM
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first person horror, gotta be! XD

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ethird1
Monday, February 15, 2016 @ 11:58:00 AM
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Porn.

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mk ultra
Monday, February 15, 2016 @ 2:31:41 PM
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Can't wait to add this to my driving simulator and play GT sport. Anything with a cockpit is a perfect fit. Ace Combat 7 should be awesome.

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Mortae3
Monday, February 15, 2016 @ 3:30:38 PM
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I'm pretty partial to the whole first person exploration games that are pretty big right now. I think that would be a natural fit for VR. I think there is a lot of potential for other genres and new genres with VR though.

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CHAOS THEORY X
Monday, February 15, 2016 @ 8:45:16 PM
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Elder scrolls would be awesome

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Boyo
Monday, February 15, 2016 @ 9:58:19 PM
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Tetris.

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mk ultra
Monday, February 15, 2016 @ 10:31:30 PM

Wow it's like i'm actually playing Tetris!!....wait a minute.....In all seriousness, that Wii game Boom Blocks would actually be awesome in VR.

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