Well who knew? Valve can actually count to three. During a media round table with Eurogamer, Valve founder Gabe Newell had the following to say:
“Right now we’re building three VR games, When I say we’re building three games, we’re building three full games, not experiments“.
These games won’t just be like the HTC Vive prototype, The Lab, these will be full fledged games, and we here at QuestMode can’t wait for more information, given that Newell didn’t really talk about the games themselves, he just confirmed that they were in the works. The Valve frontman fully acknowledges that VR may flop as a whole, though he also believes that the technology will grow and develop drastically over the next two years.
“There’s still not an incredibly compelling reason for people to spend 20 hours a day in VR”, Newell says, we have to agree here, as the titles that we’ve come across don’t really warrant this amount of time spent, save a few.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard on PlayStation VR fits into the aforementioned category with applomb. This game is definitely the best example that comes to this writer’s mind when I think of games that translated well to VR. These games won’t just be ports from existing titles though, like the way Valve ported Half-Life 2 and Team Fortress 2 to the Oculus Rift in 2013, they will be titles that are completely designed from the ground up for VR. An exciting prospect to say the least.
Looking forward into the world of VR, I’m excited, the advancements that have already been made are genuinely astonishing, and we can’t wait to see what comes next.