PlayStation VR Will Have Free Demo Disc, Here's The Games on It

Get a demo disc full of VR game samplers when you pick up the PlayStation VR headset.

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Sony has announced its PlayStation VR headset will include a free demo disc when it launches on October 13. In total, there will be eight games to sample, which Sony says 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.

The contents of the PlayStation VR demo disc were confirmed on the PlayStation Europe blog. It is unclear if the disc will be available in other territories, or if the same games will be included. GameSpot has contacted Sony for clarification.

PlayStation VR will launch on October 13 and requires 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.

The headset is likely to be featured during the PlayStation Meeting event on September 7. It is believes this is where we're Sony will also show off the PlayStation Neo, so we may learn how PlayStation VR works with the new, more powerful Neo.

Since the Neo has better specs than the existing PS4, it may be that PlayStation VR games either look or perform better on the hardware, but as of yet this has not been confirmed. Sony is also expected to show a slimline version of the PS4 during the event.

Further details on how and when you can watch the PlayStation Meeting can be found here.

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Wow surprised Driveclub VR made it that's great!

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You’ll get the superior PSVR experience on PS4K, but that doesn't condemn the experience on vanilla PS4.

Simply put, ALL the games for PSVR are mandated to run at 60fps/1080p even on vanilla PS4 (you do not pass certification if you’re not 60fps, period), but what a Neo mode restores to PSVR games is all the sacrifices on vanilla to image quality to achieve 60fps.

VR games won’t run better on PS4K, but they’ll look far, far superior – better textures, effects, LoDs, draw distances, etc.

And multiplatform VR titles will be superior on Neo, thanks to the spec being closer to Oculus/Vive min specs.

But PSVR doesn’t "need" Neo. Vanilla PS4 is the target spec and target market.

[Clearly they've done dozens of focus tests to ensure it's a compelling, adequately immersive experience, that only causes motion sickness in a very minor percentage of users].

Sony has 43 million vanilla PS4 owners to sell a PSVR to right now; on the other hand, they have approximately zero PS4K owners to sell a PSVR to right now.

With analysts estimating 4-5 million unit sales for PSVR this year, clearly that can’t happen via PS4K. Just run the numbers.

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OMG at this point most all VR games feel like demo's ??? VR is cool until resolution screen door effect is gone entirely it is in my opinion 98% of VR games feel like early access demo's!!

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Well at least the tradition of an included Demo Disc continues with PlayStation VR

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Fail

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@Daveof89: No, you!

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What happen to game from playroom do get that with psvr or buy game since last check sony said get playroom vr free .

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"It is believes this is where we're Sony will also show off the PlayStation Neo,"

Wow.

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Not interested.

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@theviolater260: Demand for VR has never been higher. Its through the roof. Get used to it or face Darwin's judgment!

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@theviolater260: Great way to show that.

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smart move

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@xantufrog: Of course it is. I remember psone demos used to be all the rage. I'm still trying to figure out how to get selphie back on the FF VIII

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--i heard on anicent aliens(recently)
--that a high ranking official released information on his death bed
--one of the things included was that he said
--that the technology that we 'used' to make night vision goggles
--was reverse engineered from technology collected from a contact lens found on a dead alien pilot's eye
--in a ufo crash site cleanup

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@TheZeroPercent: Ancient Aliens also professes that not a single ancient culture in the entire history of mankind was smart enough to do or figure out anything and all knowledge stemmed from Aliens no matter how basic it was.

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@howthegodzkill:
--the show has historical facts in it though
--and then
--they AA guys put 'their spin' on them
--with their
--"and you have to ask yourself"
--and
--"was it ancient aliens? ... ancient aliens theorists say yes"

--i have watched every single episode(i am not kidding)
--i have been watching them since around 2010ish
--and i have watched every single episode except the last 2 of this season
--they
--well i would say for the most part they are loons(like ancient alien fanboys)
--but
--sometimes their shit makes you all
--"and you have to ask yourself" (<done in the voice of that guy who ALWAYS says that)

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@TheZeroPercent: Thats how i want to die, one last troII.

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@iandizion713: @jayskoon93
--i was not trolling for strife
--i was trolling for someone to go.. "huh?"
--then i was gonna say
--"my point is"
--VR tech has some more room to grow
--before it can really 'function' in our society(on a mainstream level of success)

--in VR's current form
--it is just 'too much'
--even with PSVR(a much simpler form of VR than the big dogs)
--they want you to buy neo(most likely)
--use motion controllers from almost a decade ago
--with a big set of glasses on your head(more like a helmet)
--shit
--most pople just do not have 'extra room' for such luxuries
--or patience for such learning(bump into shit much?)
--it isnt even about money at this point(not completely anyways)
--it is more about
--functionality and convenience
--VR(in it's current technological form) is about as convenient as owning a show horse in one's apartment complex

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@TheZeroPercent: 60 sq ft is a luxury? And, anyone who walks with obstructed vision deserves to be killed by their oven.

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@crxuchilbara:

--well MANY gamers are WELL under 18
--and live with their parents
--their bedrooms arent all that big
--and they are CRAMMED into them(sometimes with other siblings and domesticated animals)

--MANY gamers live in small and normal sized apartments
--and
--MANY gamers have normal sized houses(that they are jammed into)
--also
--MANY gamers have kids

--not exactly breeding ground for VR "functionality and convenience''

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@TheZeroPercent: I was talking about the dude on his death bed.

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@iandizion713:
--agh!
--haha
--well either ways
--i got my point out X)

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@TheZeroPercent: I want some of whatever you smoked! Lol!

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I found an old PS2 demo disc from play station magazine on the cover it promises 15 hours of demo content including games like God of war and gran turismo damn times have changed!

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@gamingdevil800: kind of early access on Xone let's you play for an hour besides downloadable demo's

The best magazine demo was the Xmas ed. Stuff for Sega Saturn's Knights :into dreams

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A good mix to try there, will get people interested.

Aside from that a demo...oh the memories.

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Kinda like when they ship 4k TVs with a 4k sample movie. "You cant utilise what you just spent all this money on, so here is 10 seconds of footage to justify your purchase with"

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@validifyed:
--shutup liar
--netflix looks amazeballs on 4k tvs

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Throw in a free VR set and youve got yourself a deal Sony.

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@iandizion713: but would you pay $400 for a demo disc????

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@darthrevenx: That's what I gleaned.

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A demo disk?? What's happening here? Is this the 80's?? How dare Sony to give gamers demo's!!

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