As admittedly a VR skeptic, I’ve always been more interested in what the technology can do for real-life experiences than what’s possible in the gaming sphere. I’m prepared to give VR gaming a chance, however, and some titles have really impressed me with how immersive and inviting they are for the player.
One thing I’m really looking forward to with VR is the ability to sit courtside at an NBA game, or in the front row at a football game. It’s that sort of stuff I’m most looking forward to in VR’s future.
From a gaming point of view — and as a fanatical NBA fan — 2K Sports’ newly-announced NBA 2KVR Experience could be the next best thing after sitting in on an NBA game.
The new game will be available on PlayStation VR, HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR at a respectable $15 USD, which is good value for what it offers up.
It consists of several mini-games, mostly inspired by All-Star weekend events. You have a speed and accuracy skill challenge, a three-point contest, a buzzer beater, and more.
“Our team consistently looks for new ways to deliver unique, fun experiences for the gamer,” said Greg Thomas, President of Visual Concepts. “NBA 2KVR will give fans even more access to our franchise and test new skills across entertaining VR challenges.”
Check out the trailer for it below. It’s out today.