PlayStation VR will have a free demo disc

Sony has announced its PlayStation VR headset is bringing back a memento from a bygone era: the demo disc

When PlayStation VR launches on October 13th it will include a demo disc with eight games on it to sample. To this announcement, Sony says it will provide “the perfect introduction to your new virtual reality world.”

The following games are included on the demo disc, with descriptions provided by the PlayStation Blog:

  • 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.

At the moment it is unclear what territories will receive a PlayStation VR unit with the demo disc included.

PlayStation VR will launch on October 13th and requires a PlayStation 4, as well as a PlayStation Camera. The headset is priced at $400 on its own, but you can purchase it in a bundle that comes with the headset, two PlayStation Move controllers, a PlayStation Camera, and the PlayStation Worlds game for $500.

My Opinion:

I’m not a PlayStation VR launch day guinea pig — but some of these games: Rigs and Headmaster mostly — have got me slightly regretting that. Still, in regards to the demo disc, I think it’s a neat addition, and one that will please the gamers. And you can never please the gamers too much.

Tyler Fischer is a Senior Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.

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