PSVR Monthly - OctoberPlatforms: Sony PSVR
Its time for your monthly blast of PSVR news, reviews and previews. Its been a good month this month, I have attended EGX and have a preview of my time with Iron Man VR and believe me, you don't want to miss that one. As well as that we have our usual round-up of the monthly goings-on in the world of PlayStation's virtual reality platform.
Firstly, a bit of news about Iron Man VR. We have a release date and story trailer for the hotly anticipated Iron man simulator. It will be released on February 28th 2020 and is available to pre-order on the PlayStation Store. Here is the story trailer.
At the moment there is a massive PSVR sale on the Playstation store with numerous PSVR titles to pick up at a pinch of their original price. Highlights for me are Borderlands 2 VR (Now with all the dlc for free), SuperHOT VR, Moss, Creed, Doom VFR, Job Simulator, Shooty Fruity, Tiny Trax and Chromagun VR. There are many others, nip over to the store and have a look, you may grab that virtual reality game you have been waiting for.
In hardware news, another patent for a possible upgrade to the PSVR headset was discovered this month. The new patent, discovered by LETSGODIGITAL seems to show a massive upgrade to the current-gen headset and includes wireless functionality, cameras on the front and rear of the headset and updated controllers. This will be great news if it is true but as with all patents, nothing is confirmed until we get an official word. Let's hope though, full room wireless VR is where Sony needs to be going next with its popular VR platform.
As we all know I do love PSVR but I also love Skateboarding. Do you know what I need? A skateboarding VR game. Thankfully a game of that ilk is being developed for PlayStation VR by Deficit games and a tech demo video of the said title has been included below. I am not sure how it will work in VR or do I have many details on the game but I will keep my eyes peeled for further developments. Any new VR experience is good news for everyone.
In other news, Firewall Zero hour has had another content drop in the shape of Operation Heartland. I am so glad that this title is still being supported as I had a lot of fun with it when I played it at launch. Blood and Truth has also had a slew of new content that includes new trophies and challenges. We also had a bit of a stealth drop of a new PSVR game this week. Bonfire has launched, it looks wild, wacky and I am not sure what is going on but the trailer has been included for you below.
EGX Iron Man VR Hands-On
I went to EGX again this year and one of the highlights of the show for me was to play Iron Man VR. From the moment I donned the PSVR visor, I was Iron Man. Firstly I was taken through the movement controls and had to navigate a short course. Movement is controlled by holding down the Move controller trigger and using your hands to propel you. It's a fantastic way to move and after a few minutes of flying it became very natural.
After that, you were tasked with destroying some drones with your onboard weaponry. It was a real blast flying around and taking out these small robotic enemies. Flying and manoeuvring with one hand and shooting with the other felt great and really makes you feel like the Ironclad Avenger. The graphics were crisp and clear, there was zero motion sickness and the feeling of power was magnificent. I certainly cannot wait for the release and hopefully, we will have a full review here on The Digital Fix.
Digital Fix PSVR Reviews
We did not have much to review on the PSVR from this month, I am currently in the middle of the Groundhog Day VR review which will be in next months feature. We did, however, have a review of the Mamut Apto VR controller so head over there and have a gander at it. Johnny Fosters says:
Just like their competitors, Mamut have created a virtual reality gun stock that turns the immersion factor of the PSVR Aim controller up to 11. Unlike their competitors, though, the Apto provides everything you could ever need in one simple package, especially if you own multiple VR headsets. The price is still high for an already expensive hobby, but you'd be hard-pressed to find a more versatile package for your money.
Upcoming PSVR Releases
Doctor Who: The Edge of Time - Nov 12. This title was supposed to be out last month and it does seem it has been coming out forever. Finally though, we have a solid release date and I, for one, cannot wait.
Golem - Nov 12. Ever since its initial showing in 2015, Golem has been very elusive and intriguing. Especially due to the fact we have seen next to nothing of the game since its reveal. It's out next month and it looks like another fine addition to the PSVR catalogue.
The Curious Tale of Stolen Pets - Nov 14. Another quirky looking VR title brought to you by Fast Travel Games. It's colourful, cute and looks like it will be another fun virtual reality title.
Well, that is it folks. See you again next month when hopefully we will have reviewed some of these new titles. I hope to have ridden in a virtual TARDIS and controlled a virtual Golem by then. Good times.