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April 19, 2024

Movement Across the Globe

VR: Removing The Space Between Our World and Their World (My Thoughts On PlayStation VR)

As you may know, virtual reality is no longer an idea of the past, but a reality of the future of gaming. VR is here and has made its way onto many platforms, but this article will solely focus on the PlayStation VR or PSVR experience. First and foremost, as a kid I remember my first VR experience. Now do not ask me the products name because I could never remember it for the life of me, but the experience was enough to remember forever. From that very moment to this very day, I knew I wanted VR and I knew once it was available to me I would have to have it. I am currently and proudly an owner of a PlayStation VR. The PlayStation VR is a virtual reality headset developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment and manufactured by Sony for the PlayStation 4. The PSVR headset was released October 13th, 2016 and is still not even halfway through its first year life cycle. There are plenty of titles both available and in the works for the headset not only by first party, but also by third party development teams. Some of these titles are either made solely for PSVR experiences or are just an added VR mode offered as a DLC or already a feature/option of the original title. Yes, as with any new product there are plenty of day one titles that can showcase a variety of things about the VR hardware, but don’t show it at its best or fullest potential. Games like Tumblr VR or even Lethal VR are good forms of introductory games to help newcomers of the VR experience just get their feet wet so to speak. However, a game like Rigs: Mechanized Combat League showcases graphics, gameplay, competitive multiplayer and even speed. All these really break in a VR gamer and forces them to accustom to a more realistic/faster style of play. A horror game like Resident Evil 7: Biohazard bridges the gap between your eyes and the nearest television and imbeds you into the very game world itself. The scare and sound are amplified, really placing you in the heat of ever moment with your fears surrounding your every move. With the PSVR and a decent to great headset, you can easily be sucked into the game’s world for hours, really feeling as if everything you do is really happening and not just a simple button command. The immersion is everything and it makes experiencing a game title (if done right) even more enjoyable. As a PSVR owner I do like what titles are ready and available now, as each experience is its own and each individual experience for each available title brings a new joy as what can come next. Are you a PSVR owner? If so, what games do you enjoy on the VR headset? What games would you like to see on PSVR in the future? PlayStation VR is solely for the PlayStation 4 and is available now. For more on PlayStation 4’s Playstation VR, keep it locked right here on MagGamer.