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“Virtual reality is the future of gaming.” Surely, you’ve heard this statement before from some game or hardware company’s press conference or seen it on an ad. But, with E3 2016‘s major reveals out of the way, I have to break it to you:

It is the truth.

And, before you get up in arms over whether I’ve drank a big fat gulp of the Kool-Aid, I’m not speaking in hyperbole and this isn’t simply “IMO”, like the cool kids say. I’m just looking at the surprisingly long catalog of key, iconic entertainment franchises that have revealed their deep dives into VR gaming this week. I’ll just list a few here:

  • Resident Evil 7
  • Star Wars Battlefront: X-Wing VR Mission
  • Batman Arkham VR
  • Final Fantasy XV VR Experience
  • Fallout 4
  • Star Trek: Bridge Crew
  • Doom VR

Not only are these some of the most storied franchises in gaming history, but entertainment history to boot. Save for RE7, Doom and Fallout 4, you can only experience the next entries in these series with a headset on.