When it comes to virtual reality, you really do have to ‘see it to believe it’, so Sony is joining the ranks of HTC and Oculus in opening demo spaces for their VR headset to retailers nationwide.
PlayStation VR is launching on October 13th in North America, but it’s hard to drop $399 on something you haven’t tried yet. In a bid to remedy this with potential PSVR owners, Sony as of yesterday opened 30 demo spots at Best Buy and GameStops across the US. That number is slated to expand to 300 locations across the US and Canada starting June 24th.
Demoers can expect to play PlayStation VR Worlds, EVE: Valkyrie, Headmaster, Battlezone and SUPERHYPERCUBE, with more games coming to demo sites closer to the headset’s October launch.
For hopefuls looking to get into a PSVR demo while at a music festival or other large public event, Sony is already on a ‘Road to Greatness’ tour that will see PSVR and PS4 demos aboard their kitted-out 18-wheeler.
The news comes after the showing of over 29 games for PSVR at this year’s E3 by Sony, including a number of big name franchises – including Resident Evil and Batman Arkham – offering built-for-VR games.