Today, Sony Australia slashed the price of its PlayStation VR bundle – and we think it’s finally worth the money. The bundle contains version 2.0 of the virtual-reality headset, the PlayStation VR Camera and the game VR Worlds for just $237.15. If you’re looking for a gamer-friendly Christmas gift, this is it.
The PlayStation VR is a virtual-reality system for use with the PlayStation 4. It essentially transports you into 3D worlds that you can freely move around in. The headset goggles consist of a 5.7-inch OLED screen that provides 360 degree vision at 120 frames per second.
While the tech isn’t quite as impressive as HTC Vive or Oculus Rift on a PC gaming rig, it remains one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to experience virtual reality in your lounge room. Today, that price just got a bit cheaper.
For $237.15, you get the VR headset, the 3D camera and the showcase multi-game title PlayStation VR Worlds. This provides a great introduction via five short gaming experiences – including a terrifying shark cage dive.
To put that price into perspective, when the PlayStation VR launched it cost $549 – and that was with zero games and no camera. The only thing missing from this pack is a pair of Move controller wands, but these are not actually required to play the included game.
If you’re keen to grab some extra VR games to go with your new toy, here are a few recommendations:
ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission: “Experience an adventure like no other as you set out with your loveable robotic pal to rescue his friends in this critically-acclaimed game. Move your head to peer around, below and above platforms as you guide Astro Bot to both his friends and a multitude of secret areas. Use your Dualshock 4 as a multi-tool gadget to battle bad guys and titanic bosses in a platformer in which you’re as active a participant as Astro Bot.”
WipEout Omega Collection: “Rockets soar slower and are less deadly than WipEout’s range of anti-gravity ships. And the iconic futuristic racer has never been this enthralling, letting you roar through chicanes above the clouds and bullseye competitors (even in online matches!) from a unique cockpit view built especially for VR. With multiple comfort settings to make even the most speed-wary player feel the thrill of being faster than the Flash, this is truly the greatest way to experience the future of racing.”
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR: “You’ll swear the air tastes sweeter as you breathe in the gorgeous open world expanse that is the mystery-filled realm of Tamriel. Head-tracking on the PS VR headset lets you freely drink in the sights – or pinpoint attackers – as you wander the quest-rich landscape. Live your best fantasy life and freely decide what role you take and where you go in Bethesda’s action RPG epic.”
DOOM VFR: “Bethesda’s thrilling sci-fi shooter greatest trick is in making you experience two opposing mindsets. One, fear-induced tension at being surrounding by escalating numbers of horrific demons intent on ripping you limb from limb. Two, complete badassery due to being fully, overly – unfairly – equipped and capable of dealing with it. With PS VR, Doom is more thrilling brutal than ever.”
Thumper: Thumper is rhythm violence: classic rhythm-action, blistering speed, and brutal physicality. You are a space beetle. Brave the hellish void and confront a maniacal giant head from the future.
Alternately, if you’re willing to spend a bit more, you can get the PlayStation VR Mega Pack from eBay for $262.65. This comes with VR headset, camera and five game downloads: VR Worlds, Astro Bot: Rescue Mission, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR, Resident Evil 7 and Everybody’s Golf VR. To get the full discount, use the code ‘POW15’ at checkout. Click here!