Sony Taking PlayStation VR Around the UK in ‘The Future of Play Tour’

Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE’s) PlayStation VR head-mounted display (HMD) is only three weeks away from launch, and for UK gamers the next opportunity to demo the headset will be during EGX 2016 this week at the NEC, Birmingham. But SIE wants to get the HMD into more gamers hands, and so today the company has announced The Future of Play Tour.

Beginning tomorrow at EGX 2016, The Future of Play Tour will travel all over the country visiting six locations in total. Visitors will have the chance to get hands-on with a range of software titles. Among the demos available will be Batman: Arkham VR, Farpoint, DRIVECLUB VR, Robinson: The Journey, RIGS: Mechanized Combat League, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, EVE: Valkyrie, Headmaster, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, PlayStation VR Worlds and Battlezone.

EVE Valkyrie Screenshot

All PlayStation VR participants must be 12 or over with attendees aged 12 – 15 requiring the presence of a parent or guardian to take part. Certain titles such as Farpoint, Robinson: The Journey or PlayStation VR Worlds are 16+, while those wishing to play Batman: Arkham VR, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard or Until Dawn: Rush of Blood need to be 18 or over.

The dates for ‘The Future of Play Tour’ are as follows:

22nd September -25 September

  • Thursday & Friday, 11am – 6pm at EGX, Birmingham
  • Saturday & Sunday, 11am – 7pm at EGX, Birmingham

29th September – 2nd October

  • Thursday & Friday, 10am – 9pm at Buchanan Galleries, Glasgow
  • Saturday, 9am – 7pm at Buchanan Galleries, Glasgow
  • Sunday, 10am – 7pm at Buchanan Galleries, Glasgow

6th October – 9th October

  • Thursday & Friday, 10am – 9pm at Meadowhall, Sheffield
  • Saturday, 9am – 8pm at Meadowhall, Sheffield
  • Sunday, 11am – 5pm at Meadowhall, Sheffield

12th October – 16th October

  • Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 11am – 9pm at Kachette, Shoreditch, London
  • Saturday, 9am – 9pm at Kachette, Shoreditch, London
  • Sunday, 10am – 5pm at Kachette, Shoreditch, London

20th October – 23rd October

  • Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 10am – 8pm at Cabot Circus, Bristol
  • Sunday, 11am – 5pm at Cabot Circus, Bristol

27th October to 30th October

  • Friday & Saturday, Noon – 9pm at Sackville Street, Manchester
  • Saturday, 9am – 10pm at Sackville Street, Manchester
  • Sunday, 9am – 6pm at Sackville Street, Manchester

As with all PlayStation VR demos that SIE set up the company will be running a pre-booking service through www.trypsvr.com. Walk-in demos will also be available, but its on a first come, first served basis.

VRFocus will continue its coverage of PlayStation VR in the run up to launch, reporting back with the latest announcements.