PlayStation owners who want to test the VR waters are getting a special chance from Sony as the company aims to give them a taste of what is coming.
PlayStation VR will roll out this year in fall, and techies will soon be able to test the device with Sony's latest console to figure whether the experience is enjoyable or the headset is soon to become the next coffee table decoration.
During the E3 2016, Sony confirmed that the PlayStation VR will land on Oct. 13. Buyers have two choices for their purchase. They can get the bare PlayStation VR unit at a price point of $399 or a complete kit containing the unit, the PlayStation Camera (mandatory) and the Move controllers (optional, but highly recommended).
However, the release date is a bit too far for curious fans, so those waiting to see the device go live might wait a lot longer before getting their own. Seeing how the preorders have already emptied Sony's stock, it would be nice to be able to test the VR headset before staying up in line for a new batch.
Luckily for you, Sony is catering to its fans' needs and will organize a demo event for the PlayStation VR.
In a blog post, the company announced that it will place playable demo units in its stores on Friday and Saturday. As the next session of preorders will start soon, the deployment makes sure that gamers make an informed decision whether to buy the PlayStation VR and in which configuration. Sony reminded everyone that its VR headset will reach North America on Oct. 13.
The company further explained in the blog post that demo units are there to appease the curiosity of fans who want to try out the VR headset and the gaming experiences it provides.
"[On June 17 and 18], we're going to offer PS VR demos at more than 30 Best Buy and GameStop locations," Sony says.
The company added that the program will expand to 300 locations in the United States and Canada starting June 24.
To make it easier for PlayStation fans to get their VR fix, Sony crafted a searchable map featuring all the locations that will host a PlayStation VR. On it, you can identify the nearest place where you can get your hands on the unique PS experience.
Should you be in a remote location, however, there is an alternative. Sony promises that PlayStation VR will travel with the company's summer roadshow, dubbed Road to Greatness.
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