PlayStation VR fans rejoice! After a few weeks of waiting this week finally has some big new releases for you to get sucked into. We’ve got one of gaming’s biggest racing franchises sliding into the headset, as well as more terror from the world of Resident Evil, and a game to get fit with. That’s more like it.
If you missed last week, you can see those new releases here. Also, UploadVR has launched the ‘UploadVR PS VR Community’ on PlayStation 4! Join up, find other gamers to play with, and engage in discussions with them.
Also, don’t forget to check out our list of the 9 Best PlayStation VR Games if you need any extra inspiration.
VirZOOM Arcade, from VirZOOM
Price: Free, but it requires the VirZOOM Bike (~$400) – Game now available in EU
VirZOOM Arcade isn’t quite like anything else you’ve seen on PlayStation VR. It’s really a set of minigames meant to be played with the company’s own fitness bike, which connects to your PS4 to use as a controller. The idea is to get you going on virtual bike rides and playing fun games to keep you fit. It’s a great idea, you just need the bike first.
Recommendation: It may be free to download but you’ll need to pay for the bike. If that seems worth it to you to exercise in a fun way, then go ahead.
Resident Evil 7: Banned Footage Vol. 2 (DLC), from Capcom
For those that haven’t had enough heart attacks after playing through Resident Evil 7 [Review: 9/10] and its first piece of DLC, the second installment releases this week. In terms of PSVR support, you’ll find another two tapes here that continue to provide jump scares and action. You can pick both this and the first episode up as part of a season pass, too, with more on the way soon.
Recommendation: It’s a bit of a mixed bag but if you’re gagging for more VR horrors then scoop it up.
Dirt Rally PSVR Edition DLC, from Codemasters
Price: $12.99 (Requires Base Game)
This is the big one for this week. Earlier in the year Codemasters confirmed that its excellent rally driving game would be getting full PSVR support via a piece of premium DLC, and would all be re-releasing as a PSVR-enabled version. It’s similar to the Oculus Rift support, only comes with an extra co-op mode where friends can use the standard screen to read out directions to the VR user as they drive.
Recommendation: Dirt isn’t the most accessible racer out there, but it’s definitely worth getting to grips with it if you’re looking for a meaty VR game to play right now.
Proton Pulse Plus, from ZEROTRANSFORM
Price: $9.99 (now available in EU)
Described as a love-letter to the 90s, Proton Pulse Plus finally finds its way over to the PlayStation VR in the EU. If you’re a fan of arcade-style games like Breakout and Pong, or found Dangerball on PlayStation VR Worlds particularly satisfying, then this might be right up your alley.
Recommendation: It’s not an entirely fresh concept, but it’s well-made and polished. Good price, too.
Joshua Bell VR Experience, from Sony Interactive Entertainment
In partnership with Grammy award-winning violinist and Sony artist, Joshua Bell, we’ve brought to life a live studio performance in full VR. Complete with adaptive audio and positional tracking, a viewer can now move around the space and immerse themselves in the performance from every direction.
Recommendation: It’s free and it’s a must-download for fans of this style of music.