PlayStation VR has arrived. The company’s mass market virtual reality headset is now officially available to buy in the UK for £349.99.
If you’re looking to buy into Sony’s great virtual experiment there are a few things you need to know to get you setup and then playing.
PlayStation VR UK Price:
PlayStation VR costs £349.99 in the UK. It requires a PlayStation 4 to run however which costs £234.
PlayStation VR Requirements:
Ok so here’s the boring stuff, PlayStation VR will only work if you have these components in your house:
PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Slim, PlayStation 4 Pro
If you don’t own the PlayStation Camera you can buy it here for £39. Optional accessories (that might be mandatory for some games) include the PlayStation Move controllers. These effectively become your hands in certain games like Batman Arkham VR and so while they aren’t a must-buy, check and make sure your game will work without them first. You can buy a twin pack for £68.99 here.
PlayStation VR Play Area:
PlayStation VR is both a sitting down and standing up VR experience. Unlike HTC’s Vive which turns the living room into a massive play area, PlayStation’s virtual reality experience is a bit more constrained.
Games like PlayStation Worlds will require you to stand up, crouch and look around, whereas games like Eve: Valkyrie use virtual reality to create the illusion that you’re sitting in the cockpit of a spacecraft.
PlayStation VR Games
Here’s the bit you’ve really been waiting for, the games themselves. Sony’s invested hugely in making sure there are a lot of games available at launch and indeed there are.
So here are our pick of the best PlayStation VR games you can play right now:
- Batman Arkham VR
- RIGS Mechanized Combat League
- Eve: Valkyrie
- PlayStation VR Worlds