Here’s an interesting one: Activision’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has a PlayStation VR experience, though the publisher is saying that it’s just a one-off and isn’t a part of the full game.
Let’s back-track a little bit. There’s a Call of Duty XP event where fans of the franchise all get together at some fancy convention hall, play tournaments, win prizes, sample the new game – basically every convention you’ve ever heard of, but with Call of Duty as the focus.
There was a press release a little earlier today that included a mention of PlayStation VR being a part of the Call of Duty XP event. The excerpt is below:
“As a presenting partner of the Call of Duty World League, it’s been exciting to watch these talented teams compete and we’re looking forward to the culmination of the tournament during the Call of Duty Championship. We’re also thrilled to be bringing PlayStation VR to the amazing lineup of event activities, where fans will experience the thrill of piloting their own Jackal fighter jet,” said Adam Boyes, VP of Publisher Relations, Sony Interactive Entertainment America. “We’re proud to partner with Activision and Call of Duty on the return of this historic fan celebration and this can’t miss Call of Duty community gathering.”
Other Call of Duty XP activities include:
- Immersive PlayStation® VR Experience, where fans can feel what it’s like to pilot a Jackal, the personal fighter jet in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
- Dedicated Call of Duty developer panels and Q&As from Infinity Ward, Treyarch and Sledgehammer Games
- Onsite Call of Duty armory and franchise museum
- Call of Duty photo booths and experiential activities
- Surprise musical guest
- More attractions to be announced at a later date
Players will be able to have a go in one of the in-game fighter jets using Sony’s PlayStation VR, but it’s not going to be a part of the main game, at least that’s what Activision has told Eurogamer. That being said, who’s to say that Activision won’t release it as a standalone product or DLC at a future point.
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