Sure, it’s the oldest and cheesiest PR line in the book, but there really has never been a better time to hop into PlayStation VR. Get a load of this hugely discounted bundle Sony have just announced.
Now, a lot of gamers were quite sceptical about the whole concept. Prior to the release of Project Morpheus, as it was known during development, it was tough to know what to make of it. Releasing in October 2016 as it did, it arrived at a time when we were a little jaded about peripherals like these. The once-mandatory Xbox One Kinect was hyped out the wazzoo before launch, for instance, only to fade into obscurity for the most part.
Further, PlayStation VR rode in on a wave of VR gaming hype, alongside such other systems as the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. As such, it could cash in on the hype for the Next Big Thing™ in video games, but this also left it with more technically-capable competitors. All in all, at its original $399 price point, many saw PlayStation VR as a system to watch, but not to jump straight in on.
If you’re one of those gamers, here’s some great news for you. As Gematsu reports, Sony have announced that they’ll be dropping the price of the PlayStation VR and PlayStation Camera bundle. The recommended retail price will now be $299, lopping off a nice $100.
The same saving applies to the PlayStation VR Doom VFR Bundle (which includes the headset itself, PlayStation Camera, PlayStation VR Demo Disk 2.0 and the Doom VFR Blu-Ray), now $299.99. Meanwhile, the PlayStation VR The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR Bundle (The headset, PlayStation Camera, two PlayStation Move controllers, PlayStation VR Demo Disk 2.0 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR with all DLC) will now set you back $349.99.
So, what do you think? Is this announcement enough to tempt you to hop on board with VR gaming? At launch, PlayStation VR may have lacked true irresistible heavy hitters, but there are over 300 games available for the format now. Both Sony and third parties have been working to bring an eclectic range of experiences right into your eyeballs. If you’re starting to come around to the idea, but don’t know where to start, why not check out Digital Trends’ rundown of the best PlayStation VR games to date?