Sony Reveals New PlayStation VR Video Showcasing London Heist Impressions

Earlier in the year Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) revealed a new prototype for its PlayStation VR virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD), then known as Project Morpheus. Along with a host of technical upgrades the kit also received a number of new demos and experiences. Among these was London Heist, a new piece from SCE London Studio that called back to its PlayStation 2 series, The Getaway. Now SCE has revealed a brand new video for PlayStation VR that gages the reaction of those that have sampled this experience.

The video was first shown during SCE’s own PlayStation VR-focused developer session at EGX 2015 in Birmingham, UK last month. Clocking in at just over a minute in length it showcases reactions from those that have either tried or worked with PlayStation VR at recent events. It also features a brief look at off-screen footage of London Heist, showing how players interact with the title using SCE’s own PlayStation Move motion controllers. Among other actions, these are used to shoot weapons.

London Heist is a first-person demo, but it’s unclear if SCE London Studio has any plans to turn it into a full experience for the release of PlayStation VR itself in the first half of 2016. The developer already has a lot of experience with the HMD having worked on The Deep, another first-person experience in which players are placed in a diving cage and get to take in the beautiful sights of the ocean before coming face-to-face with a shark. Again, it’s not clear if The Deep could turn into a full release later down the line.

A specific price and release date for PlayStation VR itself is yet to be announced, but new details could be shared at Paris Games Week (PGW) later this month. VRFocus will continue to follow London Heist closely, reporting back with the latest updates on the device.