Celebrating five years of PlayStation VR

From PS Blog: "Today marks the fifth anniversary of the day PlayStation VR was introduced to the world, and we want to take this moment to thank all of our fans and our talented development community for embracing this platform and supporting PS VR through the years. It’s amazing to see how virtual reality has really established itself in these past five years as a platform for gaming, and we’re pleased to have PS VR play a big role in VR’s growth.

And to celebrate this PS VR milestone, we wanted to give a special thank you to PlayStation fans: Starting in November, PlayStation Plus* members will get three PS VR bonus games for no extra charge. Stay tuned for more details in the PlayStation Plus update in the next few weeks."

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Orchard14d ago

"Starting in November" sounds like it will be a recurring thing, PS+ just became even more of a great deal - especially if you own a PSVR or intend to buy a PSVR2.

CR7JUVE189714d ago

I've thoroughly enjoyed the PSVR since I first bought it. Looks better on a PS5 as well. It's not HTC Vive quality but it's great for the price. This is a great move by Sony.

Orchard14d ago

Yep this is a great move, and honestly, they didn't really need to add any more value to PS+, PS+ has been completely destroying Xbox's Games With Gold for a long time now. I can't even remember the last month where GWG had something that got me excited or felt like I was getting my moneys worth.

So this is just extra icing on top.

Petebloodyonion14d ago

@Orchard As I said in another post I'm more interested in the 360 games they are offering compared to the main offering.
Show you how weak GWG games have been for the last couple of months.

Orchard14d ago (Edited 14d ago )

@Petebloodyonion Exactly. And even then, if we REALLY wanted those 360 games, you can likely buy them on the store digitally for <= $20, or on eBay for a couple of bucks.

solideagle14d ago

I don't think I will be able to enjoy VR ever because of my eye glasses and fear of contact lenses :)

Magog14d ago

Almost every headset has some accommodation for glasses.

darthv7214d ago

Yes, this set works fine with those who wear glasses. My thing is the eye pieces fog up when I play. So I cant play for long. I need to try that stuff cycle riders use to keep inside of helmet from fogging up.

Kurt Russell14d ago

WD40 helps with steaming Darth. Super cheap solution... good on the bathroom mirror too ;)

SullysCigar14d ago

^ @darthv72, adding to Kurt Russell's comment, the reason all VR headsets fog up is because of cold lenses being put near a hot face.

If you leave a little gap it should clear pretty quickly, but if it bothers you, you could warm it a little with a hairdryer before you play, or keep a fan nearby to circulate the air better.

I'll be grabbing PSVR2 day one. The announced tech is already a huge leap forward from PSVR and we don't even have all the details yet.

thornintheside14d ago

You don't mind the smell of WD-40?

Kurt Russell11d ago

I love the small of it in all honesty thorn.

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DreadHealer14d ago

The lenses in the VR are set pretty far back, you shouldn't have any problem.

It's like shop safety goggles.

CR7JUVE189714d ago

I wear glasses as well. I have the PSVR and the Oculus 2, and the PSVR is far more comfortable for those who wear glasses

SullysCigar14d ago

Same. You can buy little aftermarket pads to put in the Oculus 2, but it doesn't feel great.

crazyCoconuts14d ago

Glasses work fine in PSVR (and Rift for that matter), but make sure to get lens protectors if you use them, as they will scratch the lenses

solideagle14d ago

wow I didn't know I could use it with glasses as I have never tried it before. Thank you all

JackBNimble14d ago

I wear eye glasses in my psvr, what are you talking about?

I'm near sighted too , one would think someone near sighted should take off their glasses in VR but that's not how it works. You're specifically told to keep your glasses on if you wear them.

giveyerheadawobble14d ago

You can mod a headset with bumpers at each side of the lenses so the glasses don't make contact and scratch them. HMD's have all more or less been designed to accommodate for glasses in the past couple of years, apart with outliers like the PSVR, which I said, has to be modded just to be sure.

Neonridr14d ago

PSVR has a nice setup where you can slide the housing away from your face, so putting it on with glasses then sliding it forwards as close as you can get shouldn't be an issue.

1Victor14d ago (Edited 14d ago )

Is that you Elton John? Gotta switch to regular or reading glasses so they can fit into the PSVR
I have glasses and don’t have any discomfort while playing with the PSVR

REDGUM14d ago

I wear glasses and have had no problems with wearing them with the VR set. I think you'll be surprised at how comfortable it is.

cell98914d ago

I wear glasses and VR has been no problem at all

CosmicTurtle14d ago

I have worn eyeglasses with PSVR and I have quite a chunky nerdy pair. Sadly the worlds are often blurry anyway, but that’s a resolution issue. Bring on PSVR 2. I love what I have tried so far but more powerful hardware will be mind blowing.

CosmicTurtle14d ago

Why would you downvote ( I realise it does not matter) someone for having a genuine concern? This is positive, imagine thinking you cannot experience something and people gathering around with advice that means you can. This is a feel good moment.

SullysCigar14d ago

People may have assumed you were concern trolling as there's a few

Your comment was fair enough to me though. The PSVR resolution is showing it's age, but not to the extent others claim. This is proven by games like Blood and Truth or No Man's Sky when playing on PS5.

So I agree, better resolution headset combined with better hardware has to be good news for PSVR2!

Dagexon14d ago

I use glasses on psvr and it works fine. I can see more with contacts but glasses really aren't too much of a hindrance

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alb189914d ago

I tried 2 demos of psvr and I was blow away. It is an incredible experience and I hope it keeps getting better.

blackblades14d ago

Same I never played VR except the fake vr virtual boy. I might as well wait for VR2

Hikoran14d ago

Sounds great! I'm currently using my VR as Beat Saber machine lol

boing114d ago (Edited 14d ago )

Dude, I recommend you to try Synth Riders. I love Beat Saber to death but this one stole my heart since it released. I find it to be way more fun. Flows amazingly well.

SullysCigar14d ago

Same here - Synth Riders broke my Beat Saber addiction!

Magog14d ago (Edited 14d ago )

The added immersion and depth both literal and figurative of VR makes it really hard to appreciate flat games again for a while after using it. The intuitive controls and natural viewpoint are just so far beyond what flat gaming can offer even at it's best.

giveyerheadawobble14d ago

Exactly. Trying to play an FPS with thumbsticks for aiming after using motion controls that naturally replicate real life is like trying to eat soup with a fork. It's incredible that you can literally just intuitively fire shots and hit your intended target in a specific spot on reflex without even looking down the sights. Put it this way: you play an FPS on flat and you feel like you're just playing a game on a small window across your room. In VR, you feel like you're actually learning to use the real thing in real life. The only thing that is missing is tactile weight and feel of the weapons with your hands. Playing games like Gun Club VR, I feel like if I were to be presented with any of those weapons in real life, I'd know how to operate them. VR literally ruins flat games with stuff like driving and flying simulators. It can't even be argued with.

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