Batman Arkham VR
Developer Rocksteady Publisher Warner Bros Format PSVR Release TBA
A two-stage demo elevated to a higher plane by having you embody the Caped Crusader, Arkham VR opens with you descending on an elevator beneath a grand piano to the Batcave to get dressed, holding a Move controller in each hand as you do so. The second half sees you examining a murder scene for clues. VR-standard teleportation enables you to move around the scene between a few fixed points, but there’s greater innovation on show with a device that lets you link evidence to form a holographic record of the incident. Twisting the Move controller to scroll through the footage, you must identify key moments in the battle to establish how someone broke Nightcrawler’s neck. PS4’s processing ceiling means it’s not a looker – think Arkham Asylum rather than Knight – but the sensation of being the Batman is intoxicating.