PSVR is alive and well
A handful of promising virtual reality titles are destined for PS4 this year, and to capitalize on that influx, Sony is planning to phase in a couple of fresh PlayStation VR hardware bundles for 2019.
The first is an all-in bundle of sorts. For $350 ($450 CAD), the package includes a PlayStation VR headset, a PlayStation Camera, two PlayStation Move controllers, a digital copy of Everybody’s Golf VR, and a disc version of Blood & Truth. That’ll be available in the US and Canada starting May 28, 2019.
The second bundle is pared down. Priced at $300 ($380 CAD), you’re just getting a PlayStation VR headset and PlayStation Camera along with digital copies of Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted and the zany Justin Roiland joint Trover Saves the Universe. The bundle launches May 31, 2019.
I haven’t been in a VR mood in recent months, but looking at the upcoming PSVR release list, I’ll need to end my hiatus soon. These bundles won’t be your cheapest possible entry into PlayStation VR, so if you’re really budget-focused, I’d hold off until November. That said, if you want to hit the ground running and you don’t have any of the equipment, the pricier Move bundle can meet that need.
Aside from No Man’s Sky and Dreams, both of which will have optional VR functionality, I’m most curious to try out Blood & Truth (the proof-of-concept London Heist demo was an early favorite), Iron Man VR (I’m still fresh off of Endgame), and Undead Citadel (a cool skeleton-wrecking hack-and-slash).
We don’t know Sony’s further-out plans for PlayStation VR, but considering the “current PSVR headset [will be] compatible with the new console” per Mark Cerny, the PS5’s existence won’t suddenly invalidate your purchase. In fact, Sony is showing VR more love in 2019 than I would’ve expected.