The Excellent Virtual Virtual Reality Launches On PSVR This Week

by Jamie Feltham • May 21st, 2019

It looks like Oculus Quest isn’t the only headset getting one of VR’s best experiences this week. Tender Claws’ fantastic Virtual Virtual Reality is launching on PSVR too.

The developer confirmed as much to us after we spotted the title on the PlayStation Blog, which listed it in its roundup of new releases. It releases today for $19.99.

Virtual Virtual Reality is a narrative-driven VR experience. In it, you join a futuristic mega-corporation that allows clients to virtually fulfill their dreams, however weird they may be. You start out by working for the company, but it doesn’t take long to uncover a more sinister undertaking behind the scenes. The game’s sharp script and inventive use of VR are quite brilliant.

It’s a funny week to bring the game to PSVR. V-VR is, of course, also launching alongside the Oculus Quest as well. It started life on Google Daydream and Oculus Go but also came to PC VR headsets like Rift and Vive. The Quest version, then, provides the freedom of the mobile version with the tracking of the PC version. We haven’t tried it on PSVR, but we’d imagine Quest will be the best place to play it.

If you’re not getting Oculus’ standalone on launch, though, we’d definitely suggest getting V-VR elsewhere. In our (very late) review last week, we labeled the experience as an Essential app. “Virtual Virtual Reality remains an early VR gem,” we wrote. “Whether its message of the possible pitfalls of the VR generation ahead is to be heeded seriously is part of its appeal. Is this simply a wacky exaggeration of where we’re headed, or is there something deeper hidden in the depths of Activitude? It’s up to you to decide, but you’ll have a lot of fun doing so.”

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