Want a Free trial of PSVR? Well you missed it this time.
The PSVR is selling very well. With timed exclusives such as Skyrim VR and Resident evil 7 mixed with a low entry cost for PS4 owners this is hardly surprising. Recent price cuts have lead to a higher demand for Virtual Reality Headsets. According to Canalys (A leading technology market analyst firm) over 1 million VR headsets were sold in Q3 of 2017 and a little under half of them (49%) were PSVR. This does not appear to be enough for Sony.
I have often said the best way to show someone how good Virtual Reality can be is to strap a headset to their face. The sense of scale and presence in VR is hard to get across with words and 2d videos. Sony clearly feel the same and sent out emails to select PS+ (PlayStation’s online access subscription service) users, inviting them to trial a PSVR in their own home. The email linked them to this site, which at the time of this article no longer has any units available.
The Site states “CREDIT CARD REQUIRED. YOU MUST RETURN THE PLAYSTATION VR HEADSET AT THE END OF THE 14 DAY RENTAL PERIOD OR YOUR CREDIT CARD WILL BE CHARGED $299.99” which is a good price for the PSVR bundle which according to reports, included Skyrim VR. Something I noticed on the site was the fact it specifies that only white is available which hints that we may say PSVR’s in different colours in the future.
With the wealth of VR content on PlayStation Network (PSN) I can see no one getting through it in a fortnight. I feel that nearly every trial user will purchase the kit.
Did you get the email? Are you going to be trialling a PSVR? Let us know in the comments and keep an eye on the site as we will let you know if Sony make the same offer again!