Congratulations to PlayStation Australia who are today celebrating the fifth anniversary of the launch of PlayStation VR.
Over the last five years, virtual reality has established itself as a major source for gaming with systems like this and the Oculus Quest 2. PlayStation VR really paved the way for VR being a product for the average consumer and therefore had a massive impact on the growth of the medium.
I remember when I was first introduced to PlayStation VR, I went in very hesitant as my previous experiences were only with terrible mobile phone adapters that said “VR” but were just horrible. The first game I played on the system was Farpoint with the Aim Controller and my mind was blown. The graphics were no longer blocky or wireframe and the environment felt rich and alive. Fast forward to now with games like HalfLife – Alyx on Steam for other systems and the promise of VR is really starting to be realized. I expect that Virtual Reality in the next 5 years will become even more mainstream and it’s all thanks to PSVR and Facebooks Oculus.
To celebrate this milestone PlayStation Plus members will get three PS VR bonus games for no extra charge starting in November.
Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks. (more details soon at Doccydarko.com)
With more than 500 games and experiences available on PS VR, let’s take a look back at the top five most played games on PS VR worldwide since launching five years ago…
Most Played PlayStation VR Games Globally
Create your avatar then head to the Rec Center to party up for Paintball, epic co-op Quests, and casual minigames like 3D Charades and Disc Golf. Or create and share your own games and events using an ever-expanding variety of fun, creative tools. Rec Room is the virtual reality social hub on the PS VR System!
This VR title is the most accessible on all VR platforms, it sets the benchmark for fun and is a great example to new players. Dive into an immersive rhythm experience precisely handcrafted levels and exclusively created electronic dance music, all embedded in an appealing futuristic world. Slash the cubes to keep up with the adrenaline-pumping music.
PlayStation VR Worlds
PlayStation® VR WORLDS is a journey through five virtual reality experiences developed especially for PS VR, including The London Heist and VR Luge.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
Skyrim VR (one of the many hundred releases of this classic game) puts you in the role of the Dragonborn, a hero who can harness the power of dragons. From battling ancient dragons to exploring rugged mountains and more, Skyrim VR brings to life a complete open world for you to explore any way you choose.
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard
This Resident Evil game takes Ethan Winters to a run-down plantation house in Dulvey, Louisiana, in search of his missing wife, Mia. Not all is well at the old Baker house, however; the entire mansion seems to be falling apart, nobody’s heard from the residents in years, and there have been several reports of people going missing from the surrounding area, never to be heard from again.
Keep your eyes on doccydarko.com with plenty more exciting games in development such as Moss Book II, Wanderer, After The Fall, Humanity, Puzzling Places, Zenith: The Last City, and more.
PlayStation VR games can be purchased at the PlayStation Store
But congratulations and happy birthday to a VR system that paved the way to bring quality Virtual Reality into more people’s homes. Making it more accessible to everyone, not just people with high-powered gaming pcs and a bunch of spare cash.