...back in 1994 when Atari first announced that it was going to release the Jaguar VR, I couldn't wait but obviously it failed to launch. Today, my excitement in Virtual Reality has once again been fully revived. Sony has got this - we will finally be able to play Virtual Reality at home at an affordable price!
While it's a different feeling coming from Sony, it's still a really cool product and they've definitely done their homework with a realistic target price and package that many more consumers can afford than a gaming computer setup.
The headset is incredible - futuristic, lightweight and completely responsive. There was no noticeable lag and the unit functioned near flawlessly for me - the only hiccup or minor complaint I had is about the focus near the edge of the lenses but it's easily overlooked once you start really playing the game. Maybe they'll make modifications or changes before it's released yet, I don't know. You can't adjust the focus though, which seems like a drawback but otherwise it was great so maybe it's really not needed. The FOV is also amazing and much better than I was expecting and even better than what I remember with the Rift DK1 I played in Wisconsin a few years ago. You'll completely forget you're even wearing the thing about a minute in, it's that good.
I got to check out Battlezone and was kind of surprised to see the title on the PS4 actually but what really grabbed my attention was Rez Infinite and to learn that it's a VR title really makes my teeth sweat! =D Back to Battlezone, the game seemed simple for the most part and while you really didn't use the headset for more than anything but to look around - looking up to see the drones overhead to shoot with your machine gun or blast the tanks in front of you was stupidly fun.
Anyways, not to get carried away and drag this post out but in short summary, the PSVR has completely met my expectations and I'm sold on getting one! My last console being a 360 as I saw no real reason to get an Xbox One and while I've been interested in getting a PS4, wanted to wait until the PSVR comes out since I'm more of a PC gamer. Which may beg the question am I going to bother with a Rift? I plan on getting one just not currently and may actually get the PSVR before the Rift.
Can't wait to see all the cool things released for this headset!
Edited by Clint Thompson, 02 July 2016 - 08:38 PM.