These are the coolest VR games at the world’s biggest video game expo
By Ben Silverman
There’s no getting around it: virtual reality has stalled out.
After years of gushing previews and bold corporate stage shows, reality seems to have virtual reality. It’s clunky, pricey and still mostly a curiosity. We know that will eventually change — the headsets will slim down, the prices will drop and the experiences will get more exciting — but it’s safe to say that our virtual future is taking a lot longer than many anticipated.
Take a gander around the massive E3 video game conference in Los Angeles, however, and you’ll find plenty of proof that game makers are still very much on board the VR hype train. Sony prominently displayed a half-dozen VR games during their fancy media briefing, Bethesda went all-in with three VR games based on hugely popular franchises and games for Facebook’s Oculus and HTC and Valve’s Vive were scattered throughout the show floor.
While Microsoft is playing the waiting game and Nintendo has yet to dive in, it’s clear VR game development is moving forward quickly, undaunted by tepid hardware sales.