There’s something exciting about seeing a complex rifle in front of you, and being able to turn it over in your hands as if it was really there. And Farpoint utilizes a number of gestures and design flourishes to make the virtual weapon feel even more realistic. There’s the way you actually need to hold the gun up to your face to peer through the scope and shoot faraway enemies, or the way you swap weapons by lifting the gun to your shoulder, as if there was another firearm strapped to your back. After a few minutes it’s easy to forget that you’re really holding a white plastic tube.
The gunplay is incredibly intuitive, but Farpoint still falters somewhat when it comes to locomotion. While many VR FPS games are on rails, or use techniques like warping to minimize movement, Farpoint gives you direct control. You move using an analog stick to guide your avatar, freeing up your hands and vision for aiming. This means that the movement will be more familiar if you’ve played lots of traditional shooters, but it also feels too artificial and floaty compared to standard FPS games. And like most VR shooters, movement takes getting used to — at times it feels like pushing an avatar through levels, as opposed to walking through them.
The Aim Controller is a sleeker, more solid refinement of the Sharp Shooter.
“We can make it look like whatever we want it to look like,” says Luisi. Buy PS4 Farpoint VR with Aim Controller
“WE CAN MAKE IT LOOK LIKE WHATEVER WE WANT IT TO LOOK LIKE.”
People wanted a one-to-one interaction; to turn the gun over in their hands in the real world, and see their virtual avatar do the same.
When VR came along it opened up that opportunity,” he says. “That’s when everything
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- PS4 farpoint, Sony PlayStation VR aim controller (PSVR)
- Mandatory Required: PlayStation VR and PS4 camera, take aim with total precision, feel every shot and make each one count
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|Model||PlayStation VR Aim Controller + Farpoint Game|
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