Since its reveal at E3 2016, we’ve watched Sony’s new Aim Controller for PlayStation VR (PSVR) with much intrigue. Last month we reported on a release date for the kit and, today, we’ve got an initial price as part of a bundle.
The Aim Controller will arrive with its first compatible game, Farpoint, on May 16th for $79.99 in the US ($99.99 in Canada) and May 17th for £74.99 in the UK. The company has already declined to comment about a possible separate release for the controller and how much that might cost. Farpoint itself will be releasing separately for $49.99 US/$59.99 CAN or £47.99 in the UK both physically and digitally and will support the DualShock 4 controller, too, but based on what we’ve seen the only real way to enjoy the game best is with the Aim.
The Aim controller is set to work with other titles, Sony has confirmed in the past, so we would expect a separate release later down the line. The device is shaped like a two-handed gun with the same glowing orb at the end seen on the PlayStation Move motion controllers, which are also used with PSVR. Unlike those controllers, though, Aim has two analog sticks, allowing players to move through environments much in the same way they would with a traditional controller.
On top of that, developer Impulse Gear is today announced a co-op mode for the game, where two friends can meet up online and go back through previously completed levels to take on enemies together, scoring points for kills. A PlayStation Blog post states the game will “launch” with four levels, suggests we could perhaps see more as DLC.
The game is set on a hostile alien world that players explore, taking down bug-like enemies as they go. We’ve been hands-on with it several times and found something that has potential to be one of PSVR’s best games so far.
Anyone looking to pre-order the game will get a Red Planet Wanderer Spacesuit to wear in-game. Look for more from Farpoint in the run up to launch in just over two months’ time.
Correction: This article was updated after publication with the correct bundle prices.