Given that VR headsets are so expensive, we’re always on the lookout for deals that might entice more people to dive in, and UK retailer Game might just have the best offer yet for PlayStation VR (PSVR).
The company is currently offering Sony’s headset along with a copy of the rather excellent PSVR compatible survival horror revival, Resident Evil 7, and the just-launched blockbuster first-person shooter (FPS), Farpoint for £349.99. That basically means two of PSVR’s biggest games are completely free. You also get a two month pass to a movie streaming service, Now TV, for what it’s worth.
While that’s a great deal, be warned; it doesn’t include the PSVR’s Aim Controller, which is heavily featured in Farpoint. You can play the game with a DualShock 4, but it was specifically designed for the new controller, which also launches today, and the Aim controller is currently only being sold as a bundle with the game for £75.
The set also doesn’t come with the PlayStation Camera, which is essential to actually use PSVR. Another bundle offers the camera for free, but no games. Unless you already have the camera, you’ll need to mix and match.
If you think this deal might be for you (it’s still worth it for the free copy of Resident Evil 7 alone), we’d recommend hanging onto your copy of Farpoint until Sony offers a standalone version of the Aim Controller (or another bundle). The device will also support upcoming games like Arizona Sunshine and Dick Wilde, so hopefully a standalone version isn’t too far off.
Make sure to check back with UploadVR later today; we’re going to have a lot more coverage of Farpoint and the Aim Controller very soon.