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PlayStation VR's new Gun controller makes us yearn for a Time Crisis reboot


With PlayStation VR set to land in four months, it was no surprise that Sony went big on virtual reality at E3 2016.

Along with a handful of new VR-ready games, Sony revealed a new add-on called the PS VR Aim Controller, which you'll be able to use with the game Farpoint - and presumably plenty of other titles too.

This isn't just a piece of plastic to slot a Move Controller into - the peripheral comes with everything built in - making it a spiritual and more technologically advanced successor to Sony's Sharpshooter.

'Unbelievable presence'

Farpoint's studio co-founder Seth Luisi said the Aim Controller is the "most realistic and precise way to control" the game, promising direct 1 to 1 tracking.

"This allows you to do things in Farpoint that just are not possible in a standard FPS game," he said. "It also provides an unbelievable sense of presence in the virtual world."

Previous PlayStation VR demos have either used a pair of PlayStation Move controllers or else a standard DualShock 4.

The question now is: when are we going to get our Time Crisis reboot? Because, let's be honest, that's what we're all waiting for.

Come on, Sony - there's even a job in there for your live E3 orchestra...

Hugh Langley

Hugh Langley is the Senior Tech Reporter at Business Insider. He wrote for many magazines and websites including Business Insider, The Telegraph, IGN, Gizmodo, Entrepreneur Magazine, TechRadar, WIRED (UK), TrustedReviews, Business Insider Australia, Business Insider India, Business Insider Singapore and more.