There were a lot of VR games announced over the past two days at E3 by AAA game publishers. I watched all of the press conferences from Sony, Ubisoft, Bethesda, Microsoft, EA, and Oculus’ appearance at the PC Gaming Show in order to capture audio highlights of all of the VR news that was presented. I distilled over 8 hours worth of content down to 41 minutes of the most interesting audio highlights and analysis in today’s episode of The Voices of VR podcast. You can listen to all of the major announcements in their own words, and find all of the new VR game trailers down below.

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Here’s the video the Sony PlayStation E3 conference:

Sony PlayStation VR will launch on October 13th and have at least 50 games by the end of 2016, and below are the new trailers that were just released

Resident Evil 7 biohazard will be released in 2017

A new horror game Here They Lie

Some portion of Final Fantasy XV will be in VR

Batman: Arkham VR

Farpoint is a sci-fi VR thriller that uses a new PSVR Aim controller

Starwars: Battlefront X-Wing VR Experience from EA. More details from Criterion Games Producer James Svensson here, and more details on EA’s Frostbite Labs here.

Bound is an amazing-looking game that just got a new trailer:

Here’s a list of the 29 games that PlayStation VR will be showing at E3.

Here’s the archive of Ubisoft’s E3 Press Conference

Palmer Luckey and the Oculus team beat the Ubisoft developers in a game of capture the flag in Eagle Flight.

Here’s the trailer for the social game Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Oculus’ Anna Sweet announced a SUPERHOT VR and Killing Floor: Incursion at the PC Gaming Show

SUPERHOT VR

Killing Floor: Incursion

Giant Cop

Wilson’s Heart

Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope

Oculus posted a blog post with 30 different launch titles for the Oculus Touch.

Here’s a list of Oculus Touch Launch titles named in the blog:

  • Luna by Funomena
  • Unspoken by Insomniac
  • Dead & Buried by Oculus Studios
  • Rock Band VR by Harmonix
  • VR Sports Challenge by Sanzaru
  • The Climb (now Touch enabled) Crytek
  • Pro Fishing Challenge VR by Opus
  • I Expect You to Die by Schell Games
  • Job Simulator by Owlchemy Labs
  • Fantastic Contraption by Northway Games
  • Giant Cop by Other Ocean
  • Oculus Medium will also ship with Touch

Bethesda Softworks E3 Conference where they announced Fallout 4 & Doom on VR

Microsoft E3 press conference is currently archived here.

Here’s a portion of the Minecraft update

Here’s Microsoft’s VR-ready console named Project Scorpio launching during the holidays of 2017

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Ports?
Locomotion schemes?

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Bethesda – Fallout Four mods
DOOM – Snapmap

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Tribute to the Mouse & Keyboard

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No mention of any VR
Fostering competition and eSports communities – Farm league
Funding of

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AMD said the RX 480 can run VR on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets. It supports DirectX 12 and Vulkan graphics standards, enabling high-end graphics effects. The Radeon RX series supports new monitor technologies and supports HDMI 2.0b and DisplayPort 1.3/1.4 standards. It has accelerated h.265 encoding and decoding for better video streaming at 4K resolutions at 60 frames per second.

Virtual reality brings us one step closer to realizing this amazing dream of piloting an X-wing in space. With this incredible new platform, you will be instantaneously transported from the comforts of your living room to an X-Wing cockpit in space. And with the artists at Criterion and DICE meticulously crafting every authentic detail, the experience feels more real than you can imagine.

Once you look outside your ship, you’ll start to take in and appreciate the sheer magnitude of the environment in which you’re sitting. Sure, you may think you know that a Blockade Runner or a Star Destroyer are big, but once you’re firing at Imperial forces alongside their hulls as you maneuver around their defenses, then you’ll truly comprehend the enormity of these starships. It’s intensely exciting!

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