PS4's VR Game Boxes Have a Very Casual Way of Telling You What You Need
First PS VR games' box art emerges.
With the launch of PlayStation VR coming later this year, boxes for VR-only games are going to need a way to communicate to consumers that more than just a PS4 is required to play them. Sony seems to have come up with a very casual way of doing so.
Box art for a pair of PS VR launch games, PlayStation VR Worlds and Rigs: Mechanized Combat League, have appeared on Best Buy's website (via NeoGAF). Both feature identical additions to the usual PS4 packaging. Near the top, it declares itself a PlayStation VR game. Down near the bottom-right, there's another, exceedingly informal message that reads "You'll need these" along with images of a PS VR headset and PlayStation camera.
Both Rigs and VR Worlds launch on October 13 in the United States, the same day as PS VR itself. It will be available for $400, though a $500 bundle will also be available that includes a copy of VR Worlds, the required camera, and two PlayStation Move controllers (which are used with some games).
Sony says PS VR will have 50 launch titles in all, though these won't all necessarily be available right away. All PS4 games can be played with PS VR, but most won't offer native VR functionality. There are, however, plenty of games on the way designed to work with the headset.
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