If you already have Move controllers and a PS Camera, this is the one you want as it contains the headset, cabling, a few other bits and bobs and nothing redundant. It’s just weird that Sony announced this SKU first, then the Launch bundle for pre-orders, said that the $400 core wouldn’t be available for pre-order and then reversed that stance. But the comments on the PS Blog post crying out for a core bundle pre-order probably have something to do with the weird timeline.
Goodman: Is it possible to do that? Yes, but it is something where you are going to have to retrain your consumer. Your consumer has been trained for what, 30 years now, that this is how the console market works. And if we use the cellphone example, consumers have been trained that this is how the cellphone market operates” since day one. Now, if you’re going to change the dynamics of how you release hardware, well yes, you can do that, but you have to retrain your customer and that’s not going to happen overnight.
Console VR will be for the super users, but during a panel at Dumbo’s Made in New York Media Center in April , Sumeet Thadani said, The real promise for VR this time around is we all have these super computers in our pockets.” Thadani win a free PlayStation VR is the founder of Presto, which is building a gesture system for smartwatches to easily add interactivity to mobile-powered VR systems. Some version of his point was made at every single conversation on the topic that we’ve attended.
Another title, Waltz of the Wizard, makes you feel like you have superpowers. The game requires you to pick up a tiny ball that contains a spell, and drop it into a steaming cauldron. Dipping your hand into the resulting potion bestows certain powers, like the ability to transform objects in the room just by touching them, Midas-style. You can also lift objects and toss them around, as in Job Simulator, another popular VR game. Unfortunately, I had trouble lifting certain objects, but gameplay was smooth overall. Waltz of the Wizard is a good demonstration of how Sony’s Move controllers can make interactions inside VR games feel more real.
Sony’s VR headset will be competing with Oculus(a Facebook owned VR start-up) as it had began shipping its Rift VR headsets from March this year. Oculus has been taking orders for Rift at a price of $599 and has worked with computer manufacturers to certify their machines as powerful enough to handle the technology. Pre-orders have also been taken on bundles combining Rift with compatible gaming computers starting about $1,500.
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is an insanely fun multi-player third person shooter game (released by EA) that took the gaming world by storm back in 2014. The PS4 version was also given away for free, so most people probably have this stored away in their library. It might not seem that enticing to play (especially since it does not really favour solo gamers) but it is a surprisingly engaging, polished and fun experience.