Sony has announced that each PSVR headset will come packaged with a demo disc, containing eight games to sample. A demo disc in 2016? Perhaps a final nod to the past before console gamers disappear into the VR future, or simply another way of ensuring PSVR will be the fastest, most painless VR hardware to set up so far.
By removing the wait to download your first VR experiences, you’ll be immersed in the PlayStation VR experience in no time, and Sony have picked some great demos to achieve that initial wow-factor:
Driveclub VR – the graphical showcase racing title, seating the player in a realistic car interior
PlayStation VR Worlds – play one of the five experiences from the full game (a polished version of an early demo created for Project Morpheus, previously known as The Deep)
RIGS Mechanized Combat League – a fast-paced e-sport that combines shooter and traditional sports elements
Tumble VR – an evolution of the PS3’s Tumble, a futuristic block-stacking puzzler and one of the best games for the PlayStation Move controller
Battlezone – first-person tank combat, bringing a classic series into a cutting-edge VR format
Wayward Sky – a novel ‘look and click’ adventure taking place from both third and first-person perspectives
Headmaster – a surprisingly satisfying game about heading a football that simply wouldn’t make sense in any other medium.
PlayStation VR opened for pre-order earlier this year starting at $399 for the standalone headset and $499 for the launch bundle; all pre-orders appear to be sold out at this time. The headset launches on October 13th.