Have You Tried VR?
VR is an exciting new venture for many gamers. Offering players the chance to get even more immersed in their favorite worlds and interact with everything around them is certainly a stray away from the traditional method of playing games, but it isn’t for everyone.
Therefore, let’s start off on our journey nice and easy. Have you ever tried VR before? All you have to do is click on the YES or NO below to this question and all following ones, and we’ll see if VR is your cup of tea.
Does It Interest You?
You’ve never tried VR before and that’s not unusual. After all, many opportunities to try the fancy headsets out have been at trade shows or big events. However, that doesn’t immediately mean that PSVR is out of the question. What’s more important is whether or not the idea of virtual reality interests you. Do you want to interact with your games without the constraints of a controller and simply staring at a screen?
As we said, not everyone will find the prospects of VR all that interesting, but for others, this is the step in gaming they’ve been waiting for. Whichever camp you fit into, simply click your answer below.
Did You Like It?
Okay so you’ve had your first taste of VR, but not everyone who tries it out always likes it, despite their preconceived beliefs. While many will find the experience an addictive joy, others will prefer to game in the more traditional way.
Which camp did you fall into? Were you a VR believer after your experience? Did a string of motion sickness turn you away from the tech? You know the drill by now, click your answer!
Are you looking for a lower-quality experience for a lower price?
You’re a fan of VR and you’ve made it this far. However, this is where things start to get a little more tricky. There are three different premium VR headsets out on the market at the moment: the PSVR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive. Out of the three, the PSVR offers the lowest-quality experience, offering only 1080p resolution while its competitors boast 1200p. It’s still by no means a bad headset. In fact, we quite like it. It also comes in a fair bit cheaper than the two alternatives.
If you’re willing to get the lower-quality experience for a lower price, click yes. If you’re looking for only the best VR experience, you’re a no.
Do You Have a PC Capable of Running Vive or Oculus Rift?
Understandably, you’re wanting to get the very best VR experience you can possibly get. You loved VR so much that you want to see everything incredibly clearly and reap the benefits that come with picking up one of the better-quality headsets. That’s all well and good, but it’s worth remembering that these headsets also require a pretty powerful PC to keep everything running nice and smooth.
Do You Have These Controllers?
Whether it’s in the interest of money, or you’ve just enjoyed an experience you’ve had with the PSVR, you’re happy to pick it up despite it being the lower-quality experience. Now to think about the final cost.
First things first, not all PSVR games will require them, but some key experiences will need the PlayStation Move controllers. These are the same ones that came out for the PS3, so if you still have two lying around, they’ll do the job.
Do You Have This Camera?
Okay, you don’t have those fancy controllers with the colorful balls on the end. While not having them is going to add a little to your experience, there’s still one way you can knock a good chunk of money off your total PSVR purchase.
Do you have the PlayStation Camera that released with the PS4? This was largely used for the Playroom back when the system first released and since, streamers have used it to easily broadcast themselves. Answers below!
Can You Afford $1000+
You’ve not tried VR, but it interests you and you don’t have a PS4 yet. Do you have the leeway in your budget to pick up the console and VR bundle? Of course, if you’re not interested in a PS4, you may want to look at one of the PC alternatives.
The cost of a PS4 and PSVR with everything you need to get started is $800 for the hardware. But remember, you’ll need some games to play on your system too and once you’ve factored these in you’re looking more at around the $1000 mark. That depends on how many titles you pick up, of course.
You Have the Controllers, What About the Camera?
You’ve got yourself a pair of those funny-looking Move controllers, which can help you save some money. But, you’ll save a butt load more money if you have the PlayStation Camera as well.
You may have picked one up when the PS4 first released, and you may have completely forgotten about it. This is gonna be necessary for tracking your PlayStation VR headset and the Move controllers’ movements while you game.
Can You Afford $499?
As you don’t have every part of the PSVR set up that you’ll need, you’d actually be best off picking up one of the PlayStation VR Launch Bundles.
The price for the Launch Bundle is $499, not bad considering you get all the bits and pieces you’ll need to get started, and you’ll get PlayStation VR Worlds to try out with your shiny new headset as well. Of course, it’s still an incredibly expensive piece of tech to pick up on top of the console and games you’ve already been purchasing.
Can You Afford $459?
You’ve almost got everything you need to jump into the PSVR experience, but you’re missing that pesky PlayStation Camera. Unfortunately, it’s a pretty integral piece of the PlayStation VR setup as it’s used to track all of those lights on the headset and controllers and, in turn, your movements. Therefore, you’re going to need to buy one on top of the picking up the PSVR headset itself.
You can pick up one of the new redesigned models for $59.99 from Amazon currently, so adding this onto the standard $399 for the headset itself isn’t a bad deal if you’re eager to jump into VR.
Can You Afford $399?
Lucky you! You’ve already got everything you need other than the headset to jump straight into your PSVR experience. While you’ve still got quite a bit to pay for the main piece itself, you’re going to be saving a good $100.
Picking up the PSVR headset on its own is $399.99 and more than likely will be for quite a while to come. While this is definitely a good chunk cheaper than the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, it’s still pretty pricey if you weren’t anticipating picking one up.
Not Right Now, But Keep Saving!
You currently can’t afford the premium that everything you’ll need for PlayStation VR comes in at, but that’s completely fine. In fact, it might actually work out to your advantage. Yes, you’ll have to wait a little longer while you get the cash together, but when you’re ready to take the dive, many of the launch titles may have dropped in price and there will already be a bunch of new games on the market.
Keep on saving and counting down the days until you can grab one for yourself. A VR future is in your sights, and it’ll be all the more glorious when you get your hands on it.
Does This Look Cool?
Yes, that’s a dinosaur. And that ball thing in the bottom right-hand corner is actually a cool little robot companion of yours. This is the upcoming PSVR game, Robinson: The Journey, and it’s due to release next month. If you’re interested in checking out a bit more of it, then you can watch a five-minute demo of the game here.
If this doesn’t look like your kind of thing, don’t worry. It’s not the only game that’s going to be coming out for PSVR and there are actually a ton of different experiences to suit all manner of tastes.
What About This?
Ahh yes. One of the beauties of virtual reality is its ability to let you do things you could quite literally never do normally. Eagle Flight is exactly one of those games, transforming players into a majestic eagle and letting them loose over the beautiful city of Paris. You can even glide around with your friends. That’s definitely gonna beat your normal hangouts!
Doesn’t strike your fancy? Take a moment to consider RIGS, which has you competing against other players in intense destructive robot sports, PSVR Worlds which has a variety of smaller experiences, and Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, an on-rails arcade horror game.
You’re on the fence about jumping into the depths of VR. Judging by our calculations, you just weren’t all that much of a fan of the experiences we showcased in this quiz. If that really was what put you off, try checking out all of the different games available for PSVR at launch.
You may find something you want which may change your mind.
Go Forth into a New Reality!
All the signs point to you being a perfect candidate for picking up a PSVR. You’ve tried VR, liked it, have the funds to pick one up, and the experiences we showcased here are of interest you. Of course, that’s not everything that’s on offer with PSVR either, so be sure to check out all of the different games available for PSVR at launch.
Grab your card and get ordering from your favorite retailer. The realm of virtual reality is calling.
No, But Saving Is Key
You’ve arrived here because you’ve not tried VR, though it interests you, but you don’t have a PS4 and can’t afford both bits of tech together. While you’ll have to wait a little longer until you get to jump into virtual reality, there will be plenty more experiences available when you eventually do pick one up.
Keep on saving and counting down the days until you’re all set to make the purchase. Strapping the PSVR on for the first time will be all the sweeter.
You just Aren’t a VR Person
You arrived here because you just aren’t a VR person. Perhaps you’ve never tried it and you don’t care for it, or maybe you just don’t see what all the fuss is about. Either way don’t worry, there’s still going to be plenty of great titles releasing on the PS4 to keep you entertained.
Or maybe…. maybe you arrived here just because you wanted to test out those choices. Well… this is what you get.
No, But Are You Willing to Compromise?
You’re interested in VR, and perhaps you’re so excited about jumping into the experiences that you want the best quality headset that you can possibly pick up. Unfortunately, if you don’t have a powerful enough PC to run the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, you’re gonna need to grab one of those first.
Here, you have two options: 1) you put in them hours and buy yourself a badass gaming PC and the headset of your choice or 2) you can try our quiz again and see if the PSVR is still worth it if you’re willing to make a compromise on quality. Just click below to start over.
There’re Better Headsets Out There For You
You’ve got the super powerful PC and an interest in VR to accommodate picking up either the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. These headsets will provide you with a far smoother and better-looking experience when you jump into the worlds you know and love.
Whichever one you pick, you’re going to be overjoyed with it all when it arrives. Just be sure to double check the requirements before picking one. After all, you’ll want to ensure your VR experience is running buttery smooth.
Do You Have a PS4?
An all-important question in the grand scheme of things. Do you have a PS4? This is the big prerequisite of a PSVR purchase, as it runs exclusively on this console. If you don’t, you’ll need to factor picking up one of these sleek systems into your budget.
You’ll also want to consider whether the PS4 is really the system you want to purchase. Maybe the exclusives don’t appeal to you, or you just don’t think you’d play it over your other systems. Whatever you decide, click your answer below.