A new Virtual Reality (VR) game, Driveclub VR, has been confirmed for Sony's PlayStation VR. The announcement came during Gamescom 2016, the annual gaming event that started on Aug. 17 in Cologne, Germany.
Sony noted that the development of this game had been kept under wraps and that it is being unveiled only now.
Sony Interactive Entertainment's Principal Programmer, Nico Orru, revealed in an official post that Driveclub VR will be rolled out sometime in 2016, and that it will be a PlayStation VR exclusive. He promised that the game will provide "definitive and most immersive Driveclub experience."
Driveclub VR will allow players to drive high-performance race cars with speed, sensation and precision. They can do this in what Orru calls a "completely new way."
The game is currently available for Gamescom 2016 participants to experience it hands on at the PlayStation booth.
PlayStation VR will be available on Oct. 13. and will cost $400. It is not clear if Driveclub VR is going to be a launch title in Japan only or if it will be extended to other countries too.
Here are some of the new features added to the Driveclub VR:
- Game modes: Online virtual reality multiplayer race modes and an action-packed single player career are joined by drifting and time trial challenges.
- Tracks: New and classic Driveclub tracks are brought to life through the power of PlayStation VR, including five all-new Urban locations.
- A closer look: More than 80 cars are recreated with immaculate detail for players to explore up close with Inspection Mode.
- Cruise control: A little time to kick back, open the throttle or just explore any track, in any country at your leisure in Cruise Mode.
- Virtual passenger: An immersive thrilling ride through exciting replays of hot laps as players watch themselves handle their greatest challenges from a unique viewpoint in Passenger Mode.