It’s a good time of the year to be picking up videogames at a discount, and thankfully that includes those that are for virtual reality (VR) headsets. If you are a PlayStation 4 owner however you’d be forgiven for thinking you’re not getting as many opportunities to save cash as owners of the PC based head mountned displays (HMDs), specifically the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
Luckily there is indeed a very good value deal happening on the PlayStation Store at present for PlayStation VR owners. The bundle, first spied by TheNerdMag, is called the Worldwide Studios Selected PS VR Titles Mega Pack and features ten PlayStation VR titles on sale, all of which are PlayStation VR exlusives.
There is however one slight snag – it appears that it is only in Malaysia where the bundle is being sold. Of the course the setting up of an account of a different region is a familiar task for many PlayStation 4 owners and for those without the knowledge there are plenty of guides out there explaining how to make it happen. Additionally the pack contains language support for English, Chinese and Korean.
The price works out to be 480 Malaysian Ringgits (MYR), the equivilent of approximately £88 (GBP), €100 (EUR), or $116 (USD). The ten PlayStation VR titles are below, with extracts from VRFocus‘ previous previews, reviews and stories regarding each where applicable:
“Bound casts the player as an ever-moving character in an aesthetically unique world, similar in intent to the GameCube’s P.N.03 but very different in resulting gameplay. The dancer that represents the player on-screen will use a variety of leaps and twirls to overcome the pitfalls of a chaotic level design, crossing bridges, bounding across gaps and solving switch puzzles all while visually impacting the world. The latter is an impressive visual treat in VR, but it’s actually the puzzling gameplay that makes Bound worthy of the transition to the new medium.”
“While still insisting that the PlayStation VR version of Driveclub is still a technical demonstration and nothing more, the experience feels as though a lot of work has gone into getting it just right. The handling is tight and responsive, the car feels weighty and collisions are given just enough oomph that they’ll interrupt your driving line but fall short of sending you spinning. It’s a very different way of playing Driveclub, and it arguably is what Evolution Studios’ racing experience needed to separate it from the pack all along.”
“Farpoint has become a key example for the success of modern VR, having surpassed all expectations for commercial value upon release.”
“Here They Lie is a surreal, psychological horror that put players in a nightmarish world that doesn’t go for jump scares, rather a slower more methodical build up of fear and dread. The Tangentlemen achieve this not only through the visual art style, but also with spatial audio and lighting to increase the suspense.”
“Every early adopter of the head-mounted display (HMD) should consider a purchase of PlayStation VR Worlds. A selection of mini-games both family friendly and more maturely themed, PlayStation VR Worlds offers a taste of the potential of VR without daunting newcomers with the possibility of a ten hour experience; or even just an hour, for that matter. Once that initial boundary has fallen what else can PlayStation VR offer to get the party swinging?”
“Depicting a new form of sports entertainment that takes place 50 years in the future, RIGS: Mechanised Combat League aims to be a fast-paced FPS, the kind that might have required a few nearby sick bags on lesser VR hardware. ”
Star Strike Ultra VR
“Starblood Arena, the unique arena shooter that sees players piloting individualised space ships all with their own unique weapons and attributes, such as soldier Elsa in her versatile ship Mandible, or fast but fragile assassin Blade and his ship Raptor. ”
“A first-person test of mental and physical dexterity as players complete a series of tasks to solve increasingly challenging puzzles. These challenges can range from building towers to creating bridges, working out mind melting puzzles, and blowing up enormous towers of blocks. Puzzle titles tend to be single-player affairs but Supermassive Games has incorporated PlayStation VR’s Social Screen feature, allowing a second player to use the connected TV, creating a much more social experience.”
“Until Dawn is a story driven horror videogame, with the player’s in-game decisions having a direct influence on the outcome for each of the characters involved. A convoluted journey through an unwelcoming world. Until Dawn: Rush of Blood is a far more straight forward affair. It’s a shooting gallery, pure and simple, but when played in VR it’s far more appealing than could it could ever sound on paper.”
VRFocus will bring you more news on VR bundles and offers throughout the week to come, and as we end Friday be sure to look out for this week’s edition of ‘Something For The Weekend’ hitting this Sunday.