PS4 VR Collecting Dust
Cordova, TN; February 27, in the year of our Lord
2017--Family Friendly Gaming, the industry leader in covering
the family friendly video games is sharing the current state of
the Playstation 4 VR. We were so excited to purchase the VR
headset, cords, and converter for the Playstation 4. Thankfully
we did not have to purchase the Playstation Move controllers. We
were a bit concerned with how many of the fifty titles Sony
promised by the end of 2016 would be for families. Now that
excitement has greatly diminished. In fact I had to dust off the
PS4 VR headset recently because there have been few games of
interest in the (close to) five months since launch.
I should disclose that prices have something to do with that. When we hear all of these games are lame, or motion sickness simulators we have problems paying more than twenty dollars for them. Who wants to spend forty to fifty dollars on a game that will give you a migraine? Who wants to spend forty to fifty dollars on a game that will make you vomit? Who wants to take that risk? I sure don’t. I can’t play first person shooters anymore because they make me physically ill. So why chance it on Playstation 4 VR? I tried plenty of demos and only one of them really interested me. What was that game? Job Simulator. Sadly there is no physical copy of that game, and developer could not figure out how to request a code from Sony. We tried talking to Sony but they are not professional, and could not find the reply button to emails, voice mails, carrier pigeons, etc.
The only thing that has saved the Playstation 4 VR from being an abysmal failure with Family Friendly Gaming is the off screen play. We can play normal PS4 games with the PS4 VR headset while someone else watches something on TV or plays a game on the Xbox One. We have in fact had one person playing the Wii U off screen, the PS4 offscreen, and the Xbox One on screen. Microsoft is the only company lagging behind in the off screen game play arena. We have logged more hours with the PS4 VR headset playing normal PS4 games than we have playing PS4 VR games. Right now that seems like all the Playstation 4 VR headset is going to be for us – an off screen game play mode.
I hope prices for PS4 VR games come down pretty soon. I am willing to try a few other games if they come down to reasonable prices. Say twenty dollars or less. I also hope some of the PS4 VR games lacking physical copies will fix that this year. Maybe Sony could put the entire games on a disc like they did with the demo. I mean if they want put these games on a demo disc then the entire game could be put on a disc. What is stopping that? Is there some lazy Sony employee trying to cost them sales by not releasing games in the physical copy format? Until these things happen our PS4 VR headset and all the other stuff that came with it will continue to collect dust.
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