What is PlayStation VR Worlds?
The eagerly anticipated PlayStation VR (PSVR) really can't get here soon enough — coinciding with the release comes a games bundle from London Studio that you might have already tried out if you were lucky enough to find a PSVR demo at a local Best Buy or Gamestop.
Whether or not you had a quick demo with PlayStation VR Worlds, there are some things you might not know. Each included game — there are five of them — truly does something different. This bundle can be a perfect introduction to those not familiar with VR, but is also a challenging, suspenseful ride for those of us who already have our VR legs. Can't wait any longer? Let's see what PlayStation VR Worlds has to offer!
Sony put out a trailer for PlayStation VR Worlds back in March that has us salivating. Check it out for yourself — just don't wear out the replay button.
Notice: This trailer contains some coarse language and violence.
PlayStation VR Worlds comes with five separate games and, although they aren't as long as AAA titles, they do offer a fully-fleshed VR experience. The best part? You aren't going to be shelling out the standard price of a new PS4 game — this one only costs about $40 if you just buy the standalone game.
You can also get PlayStation VR Worlds with the PSVR launch bundle, but availability on those is nil, and no word from Sony when more will be made available.
If you picked up the core bundle, which includes the PSVR headset only, you'll definitely want to pick up a copy of PlayStation VR Worlds. Preorders are open now, and the game will be released October 13.
The London Heist
The London Heist sticks you into the middle of a gripping crime story as, you guessed it, you pull off a heist. The story is immersive and interactive, and as a bonus you get to use the Move controllers to take shots at the enemy. There's really nothing better than aiming down the iron sights of a virtual gun while sitting in the passenger seat of a getaway van.
Because the gunplay is so great, London Studio added four ranges on which you can test your skills. There are leaderboards, so you and your friends can finally decide who is the better gunslinger.
Dangerball is like a 3D, totally interactive version of Pong. You stand in a room that looks like it came right out of Tron and attempt to knock a glowing ball back to the opponent's end. There are no paddles here — you have to use your face to redirect the ball. Expect to get sweaty as you dip and sway your way to victory.
There is also a leaderboard here for you to compare your friend's scores, and with three different game modes — Score Attack, Tournament, and Quick Play — you're sure to find a niche.
Luge seems like it is the product of a bad dream; you're strapped to a sled, feet first, and are sent hurtling down busy streets. You're bound to find yourself narrowly missing sedans and rolling beneath semis. This one will probably have most of us shutting our eyes for the really intense parts, but you adrenaline junkies out there should feel right at home.
The leaderboard will keep track of your times for each course, and an in-game ghosting feature is available to show you how you're faring against a certain competitor. Toss in an extremely challenging Luge Tour mode, and you have a pretty well-rounded game that should really show off the immersive aspect of VR.
If you've always wanted to dive with sharks but never really had the nerve, perhaps now is the time to try — what's safer than your living room? If sharks aren't really your thing, there are two other dive modes that have more of a spectator vibe to them. Watch rays and schools of fish float past as you go deeper.
The coolest part is that the marine life reacts to you and what you do. This plays out well in the longest dive, which has an intriguing mystery story for you to discover.
Who doesn't love sci-fi stories, especially when you're the pilot of a ship that can walk on the walls and ceilings of abandoned, half-destroyed starships? You play as an alien looking for an artifact that was last seen somewhere near — as you find Blackbox recordings from the wrecked starships, you uncover the story of what happened not only to the ships, but also to their crews.
The story sounds like a thriller, and being able to blast bad guys with dual lasers on the front of your ship doesn't sound too bad either.