It’s been five years since PlayStation VR launched, and Sony is adding three bonus PSVR games to its November PS Plus lineup.
Sony announced the news in a recent post on the official PlayStation Blog, saying it “for celebrating this PS VR milestone” and “special thanks to PlayStation fans”, “starting in November, PlayStation Plus members will get three PS VR bonus games at no extra charge.”
Exactly what the three games will be has yet to be confirmed—we’ll learn more about it when the full November lineup is revealed later this month—but they will be in addition to the service’s usual three-game monthly offering.
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Elsewhere in a blog post, Sony revealed the five most popular games for the platform globally but the results aren’t particularly shocking: Rec Room, Beat Saber, PlayStation VR World, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR and Resident. Evil 7 biohazards make the list.
On digging in the areas, some subtle differences can be found. While Beat Saber and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim are popular in Europe, North America and Japan, Job Simulator and Firewall: Zero Hour appear on the most popular list for North America only and Gran Turismo Sport only makes the top five in Japan. Is.
Analysis: What’s Next for PSVR?
With Sony currently how far PlayStation VR has come, you might be wondering what the future holds. Well, things look very promising as we know that a successor to the current headset, informally known as PlayStation VR 2, is currently in development.
Working exclusively with the PS5, the PSVR 2 is expected to be a real step-up, with Sony saying it will be “a next-gen VR system that enhances everything from resolution and field of view to tracking and input.” ” Sony also promises improved ease of use with a single cord connection and a brand new VR controller, which will incorporate some of the features introduced in the new DualSense controller such as adaptive triggers. Overall, this is a very attractive prospect.
That said, while we’ve got a sneak peek at the PSVR 2’s controllers, we haven’t looked at the headset yet and we don’t have any concrete specs, so there’s still a lot we have to figure out.
A recent report suggested that when it comes to the PSVR 2, Sony may lean more into hybrid experiences, which would mean more instances of VR modes being offered instead of standalone dedicated VR games. This won’t be new—there are tons of great games that can be played with and without a PSVR headset—but we hope the focus on hybridity will mean no less unique purpose-built experiences. Anyway, Sony hasn’t confirmed if this is the plan, so for the time being, it’s best to take it with a pinch of salt.
As for where we’ll actually get a chance to put the headset on, that too remains a mystery. Sony has ruled out a 2021 release — that might not be all that surprising given the lack of ongoing consoles — so we’re hoping toward the end of 2022.
Meanwhile, as Sony points out in its post, there are several games still in development for players with the original PSVR headset, including Moss: Book II, Wanderer, After the Fall and Zenith: The Last City. .
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