Every PlayStation VR headset will ship with an 8-game demo disc

Sony believes the sampler will provide 'the perfect introduction to your new virtual reality world.'

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Sony announced via its PlayStation Blog that PlayStation VR headsets will ship with a disc containing demos of eight VR-ready games. Descriptions of each demo can be found below.

PSVR launches on October 13. As a reminder, Sony will ship two headset bundles: a Core set that costs $399.99 and packs in headset, cables, and stereo headphones; and a Launch bundle for $499.99 that rolls in all accoutrements from the Core set in addition to two PlayStation Move controllers, a PlayStation VR Worlds demo disc, and a PlayStation Camera.

A PS Camera is required to use PSVR. That, plus purchasing a single Move controller, will set you back roughly as much as the Launch bundle. If you're thinking of picking up a unit, you may as well go all in.

Back in July, industrious users dug up an early copy of the PSVR user guide, which disclosed that you'll need approximately 60 square feet of space to properly use the technology.

  • DriveClub VR: Feel the speed of high-octane racing in an entirely new way--you've literally never seen DriveClub like this before.
  • PlayStation VR Worlds: In this demo you get to make a splash in the perilous waters of Ocean Descent, one of the five PS VR experiences available in the full game. Amazing sights, a lost secret and extreme danger all await.
  • Rigs Mechanized Combat League: Master some of the most sophisticated and athletic fighting machinery ever created, in fast-paced arena combat--this is the future of sport.
  • Tumble VR: Explore a new dimension in puzzling with a fully 3D version of the classic block stacking game.
  • Battlezone: Experience tomorrow’s battlefield today in the powerful Cobra tank, and demolish all that trundles in your path.
  • EVE Valkyrie: Take to the stars and blast your way through swarms of enemy fighters in nerve-shredding space bound battles.
  • Wayward Sky: Soar among the beauty of the clouds in search for your father, in a crumbling airborne fortress.
  • Headmaster: Have a little kick around (erm… with your head) over at the wonderful Football Improvement Centre, which is most certainly not a prison of any kind whatsoever.
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    September 6, 2016 12:30 PM

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      September 6, 2016 4:08 PM

      Is this the kind of device they will update for a new model in a year?

      Can a console support two at the same time? Couch co op vr could be weird and awesome.

      Probably need the new ps4k to run it smoothly though right?

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        September 6, 2016 4:24 PM

        1. I doubt it, yearly would mean they'd need developers to support an even larger number combinations of headset and console.

        2. Just one headset per console. You can have a separate view rendered on the TV and there is at least one couch VS style game demo.

        3. In theory VR games should all run smooth just with better settings on the Neo. As they SHOULD be hitting the framerate cap but of course real world I'm betting yeah the Neo will run faster.

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        September 6, 2016 4:27 PM

        I imagine all the VR platforms will get major upgrades over the next couple of years. The PSVR probably won't be any worse than the rift/vive