Virtual reality continues to gain steam in the entertainment market and its growing popularity has placed it upon many significant stages in the tech world, but explaining the appeal of VR to someone that hasn’t gotten their hands on it is still a daunting task. Sony has invested a great deal in the VR medium, so it’s no surprise they’re opening up a major exhibit at Sony Square NYC during this crucial lead up to the launch of PlayStation VR in October.
Ads and commercials will certainly do their part to raise awareness of Sony’s VR headset, but exhibits like this will really be pivotal in exposing customers to the incredible immersion of virtual reality.
Sony Square NYC is a showroom for new and upcoming technology; from the evolution of photography to the visual advancements for televisions, the place is a future tech aficionado’s playground. What better place to put VR on display than at Sony’s looking glass into the future? Through October 21st, these five kiosks will be set up for visitors to experience virtual reality:
- Playstation VR Worlds – A collection of games that looks to be the Wii Sports of the PSVR headset,
- Headmaster – A collection of mini-games with a soccer ball as the main character,
- Farpoint – An FPS that restored our faith in the PS VR as a platform,
- EVE: Valkyrie – A cockpit shooter that we gave a wonderful score of 9/10, tagging it “one of the definitive VR experiences,”
- Battlezone – Winner of “Best Casual Game” at Gamescom and considered a “great fit for VR.”
Sony Square NYC is located at 25 Madison Avenue and is open Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. You can sign up for the experience here.
With the upcoming launch of the PS VR headset, Sony is poised to become one of the key market leaders and drivers of popularity in the VR market as a whole, putting a bright spotlight on the Japanese media giant.