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Wipeout VR is PSVR's Killer app. Digital Foundary "Zero compromise port"

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Own PSVR 8 34.78%
 
Will be buying PSVR 2 8.70%
 
Will maybe buy PSVR 2 8.70%
 
Won't be buying PSVR 6 26.09%
 
Sharing PSVR unit with a mate/family 0 0.00%
 
Will be buying PSVR next generation 1 4.35%
 
I have mobile/PC/other VR 3 13.04%
 
Comment/indifferent/other.... 1 4.35%
 
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SvennoJ said:
I bought the game at release for full price hoping for a VR patch. It took a while, yet wow, it smashed all my expectations. Right from the start it's fully transformed for VR, no need to switch to a VR mode or anything. 3D menus all tailored to the headset, and simply everything is available in VR.

First I turned off all the comfort options, internal view, lock camera to pilot and disable any view restrictions. It's amazing and so much better when you can look to where you are going. It makes the game a lot easier as well. Everything looks great, from the cockpit to the people cheering along the track. This is how I have always wanted to play Wipeout. 3 Campaigns to complete as well, this is going to be fun for a long time!

Beware it's definitely an 'advanced' VR title and the game kept turning comfort options back on the first time I played certain tracks or entered zone mode, with a motion sickness warning. Luckily I had no problems with that in the 2 hours with the game.

I played GT Sport VR before turning on Wipeout. F1500 GT on the Nurburgring, exciting, yet Wipeout is so much better and looks better too. (Environment, cars look better in GT Sport of course) I don't think I'll play the VR time trial mode much in GT Sport, Wipeout I'll be playing a lot.

I knew you'd like it. Honestly though, GT sport has a long way to go to get the VR content any where near this. I'm hoping Xdev have some trick that they can share with Polyphony that can make it into a race experience with at least a 6 man grid and some online multiplayer, even 1v1 multiplayer for the time being would be a godsend. Thing is Polphony are a bunch with series OCD in their development process and this holds them back from being able to optimize the experience in the same way. They care more about the interior of the cars than the track ahead and the racing. :(



 

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Own VR but no interest in wipeout so a pass from me.



Nogamez said:
Own VR but no interest in wipeout so a pass from me.

How could you not like Wipeout? Blasphemy! ^^ 

It's a different game in VR tbh it changes it so much, if you like mario cart you'll like this if not then you won't, It's mario cart on steroids.



 

Everything in the above reply is my opinion, from my own perspective and not representative of reality outside of my own head!

-Android user, please be gentle with critique on my spelling.

John2290 said:
Nogamez said:
Own VR but no interest in wipeout so a pass from me.

How could you not like Wipeout? Blasphemy! ^^ 

It's a different game in VR tbh it changes it so much, if you like mario cart you'll like this if not then you won't, It's mario cart on steroids.

Just never really liked wipe out,  liked f zero x though. I would imagine in VR it would just make me sick and I only use VR for horror stuff



I feel the term "killer app" is being misused these days.  A killer app isn't a game or software that demonstrates the potential of a product, rather it is a game or software that makes the masses want/buy the product.  Wipeout series is great I'm, but too niche to be considered a PSVR seller to the masses.

 

There's only a few killer apps in videogame history...

Pong

Super Mario Bros

Super Mario World

Sonic the Hedgehog

Super Mario 64

Final Fantasy VII

DVD (for PS2)

Halo

Wii Sports

 

I might be missing one but that is the echelon of true killer apps that made those systems fly off shelves.



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SidOfBee said:

I feel the term "killer app" is being misused these days.  A killer app isn't a game or software that demonstrates the potential of a product, rather it is a game or software that makes the masses want/buy the product.  Wipeout series is great I'm, but too niche to be considered a PSVR seller to the masses.

 

There's only a few killer apps in videogame history...

Pong

Super Mario Bros

Super Mario World

Sonic the Hedgehog

Super Mario 64

Final Fantasy VII

DVD (for PS2)

Halo

Wii Sports

 

I might be missing one but that is the echelon of true killer apps that made those systems fly off shelves.

Wipeout is what drew me to Playstation. It's the game I saw playing in the shops on ps1 and I had to have one. Wipeout 2047 was the killer app for the system for me.

From that list only Super Mario 64 and Wii Sports got me to buy the system and both ended up being disappointing. But sure, they worked for the masses. Wipeout worked for the demographic I was in at the time, mainly because of the music and style. 2047 is still the best wipeout.