Sony is a renowned company when it comes to displays, cameras and even smartphones.
The Japanese tech giant is also part of the growing Virtual Reality buzz thanks to the launch of the PlayStation VR headset a few months ago.
The Sony PlayStation VR headset is scheduled for an official release this coming month of October and just as potential buyers of the VR headset get ready, the company has announced an amazing gift pack that will come along with the gadget. According to the tech giant, the PlayStation VR will come with an 8-game demo disc, which will of course be free. These games include PlayStation VR Worlds, Tumble VR, Driveclub VR, Battlezone, RIGS Mechanized Combat League, EVE: Valkyrie, Headmaster as well as Wayward Sky.
Current owners of the PlayStation 4 should already be familiar with the Driveclub VR while the Oculus Rift’s launch was highlighted by the EVE: Valkyrie game, something that Sony hopes will help spur the sales of the headset. But why opt for a demo disc? In essence, this should be familiar with those who were already into gaming back in the 1990s and early 2000s when the internet speeds were nothing but disappointing. During these days, one had to first of all try out a game before deciding on whether to buy it or not.
As at the time of this writing, Sony has not clarified whether buyers of the PlayStation VR headset will be able to download these games without the provided disk or not. Nonetheless, this decision by Sony could also mean that the company is unsure of whether its network will be able to handle some VR games at the time of official release. But still, it is a lot more fun to unwrap a disc as opposed to searching through the PlayStation Store for available demos.
Sony will be parting with the PlayStation VR headset at a price of $499, including the 8-game demo disc. The package will also come with a full version of the PlayStation VR Worlds game, alongside the demo. Sony is also expected to hold an event this Wednesday, during which two PlayStation 4 consoles will be unveiled – we expect to hear more about the PlayStation VR headset and its launch during this event.