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Previously, PSVR was inferior to competitors in freedom of movement within the game world. PlayStation Aim removes this restriction.
For some time, Sony’s virtual reality was inferior to its competitors in terms of freedom of movement within the game world. Playing a PSVR headset with a DualShock controller or PlayStation Move, the user often had to be content with “teleporting” to pre-prepared points to move around and interact with gameplay elements. The PlayStation Aim controller overrides this limitation.
What is the PlayStation Aim for?
Action games in the category where you have to get involved in firefights with enemies become a level more realistic when you have a real weapon in your hands. PlayStation Aim gives the player a similar feeling. Combining all the functionality of DualShock and Move, this controller allows you to both aim and move around the game locations without being tied to specific places.
Unlike the PlayStation Move controllers, which successfully migrated from the third version of the console to the fourth, the PlayStation Aim has analog sticks that freely move your gaming alter ego within the game. And the convenient arrangement of the keys, completely repeating the functionality of the DualShock gamepad, corrects those inconveniences in the controls that the Move had.
Control with PlayStation Aim
As mentioned above – Aim has all the functionality of a DualShock controller and you don’t have to sacrifice any of the game mechanics using a new device.
The analog trigger of the Aim pistol duplicates the R2 key, which is used in the vast majority of shooters as a shot button. R1 is duplicated 2 times on both sides of the body under the index finger for ease of use if you are left-handed. The keys L1 and L2 are used less often and therefore are placed on the handle, on the back of which there is a left stick and a D-pad.
On the handle with a trigger, under the thumb, there is a right stick and action keys – everything is as close as possible to the good old DualShock joystick, the buttons of which can be found intuitively even with a VR headset on your head.
PlayStation Aim compatible games
Despite the fact that Aim is essentially a DualShock only in a different form factor and you can easily interact with any game without any problems – you need to take into account its narrow specialization. It is unlikely that you will be comfortable using it to perform combos in Mortal Combat or drive around the tracks in Gran Turismo. However, it is in action games from the first person that such a device will become simply irreplaceable.
Aiming like a real rifle from the shoulder or shooting from enemies from behind cover – this is what is so necessary to enhance the sense of realism and get new, vivid emotions in the game. Below you will find a list of both specially created for the new controller and games adapted for it that are already available for passing. If you know of other noteworthy games compatible with PlayStation Aim, then share their name in the comments and we will add them to this list.
- Arizona Sunshine
- Bravo Team
- Dick Wilde
- DOOM: VFR
- Firewall Zero Hour
- Rom: Extraction
- Special Delivery
- The Brookhaven Institute
- Unearthing Mars 2