Tuesday, 15 March 2016

All About PlayStation VR

What a time and place it is to live in right now. I tell you exactly, it's not real at all but still it kind of is. Yeah, it's Virtual Reality! And the following news is real and I am more than excited to tell you about it.

First things first, what happened? PlayStation held a presentation today, right before GDC 2016 started in San Francisco, talking all about PlayStation VR. They revealed the price, the launch date, and what you will get when you purchase PlayStation VR.

Here are the details:
When? PlayStation VR will launch in October 2016.
Price? PlayStation VR's recommended retail price will be of $399.99/£349.99/€399.99.
What's inside? Beside the VR headset, you will get the processor unit, stereo headphones, an HDMI cable, a USB cable, and cables to connect and power the processor unit as well as the headset. Also, everyone who purchases the package will get a demo disc with playable games of some of PS VR's launch titles in addition to Japan Studio's The Playroom VR, which included six games for you and your family to enjoy.

We also got some news on new titles for PlayStation VR. PlayStation VR Wolds is a collection of five exclusive VR games coming from London Studios.

Included are The London Heist, that was playable on demo sites of PS VR at different events. The game is all about shooting your way in and out of a heist, utilizing the PlayStation Move controllers as your guns. (Don't worry, the game supports the DualShock 4 as well.)

Into The Deep (working title) that puts you right into the deepest spots in the ocean where you can experience the wild life under water. You will never know what you are going to see, here a shark, there a manta, over there a whale...

Next up is Danger Ball. This game looks like 3D Pong but you have to use your head, quite literally. Head strike the ball to the other side of the room and try to score some points by giving enough spin on the ball to trick your opponent on the other end.

VR Luge lets you ride really fast down a Californian hillside, rolling down the streets, dodging various participants of the traffic like for instance an 18-wheeler. This definitely looks like the fun I was looking for.

Last title in the collection is Scavenger’s Odyssey, a space shooter that lets you control an alien craft to hunt for treasures. Shoot, dodge, climb, it's all there to make a great small action game.

JerriKoe - Game on!

[Source: PS Blog EU (1, 2), PS Blog US, PS VR]

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