Free virtual reality (VR) content is always a good thing, and most recently it’s been the turn of Netflix to offer PlayStation VR users something fresh. Stranger Things: The VR Experience is now available to download via the PlayStation Store, free of charge.
Originally confirmed for release on PlayStation VR back in October of this year, Stranger Things: The VR Experience is an opportunity to visit the house of Joyce Byers after some particularly strange goings-on. What can the alphabet scrawled on the wall mean? Why are there fairy lights hanging everywhere? And what’s up with the telephone?
Fans of the series will be very aware of the trauma that the Byers family has suffered, and what mysteries are hiding behind the odd arrangements in the homestead. Stranger Things: The VR Experience will challenge them to experience the terror of the Upside Down for themselves.
Originally a showcase piece at San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) earlier this year, Stranger Things: The VR Experience launches on PlayStation VR with a few technical adjustments. The location-based experience required backpack PCs for a fully free-roaming experience, whereas the PlayStation VR edition is of course adapted for the more limited home-based PlayStation VR hardware.
Stranger Things: The VR Experience requires a set of two PlayStation Move motion-controllers and is not compatible with the DualShock 4 controller. At launch, the experience supports German, English, Italian, French and Spanish languages.
The latest in a longline of tie-in VR experiences, Stranger Things: The VR Experience follows the recently released Justice League VR: The Complete Experience which has been criticised heavily by the VR community for a lack of depth. Hopes are high that Stranger Things: The VR Experience will live up to the fans’ expectations in the same way that the critically acclaimed second season of the Netflix show has.
You can download Stranger Things: The VR Experience via the PlayStation Store now, for free. The original debut teaser trailer for the PlayStation VR edition of Stranger Things: The VR Experience follows below and VRFocus will keep you updated with any further free VR content made available for PlayStation VR.