Farpoint Bundle and Price Confirmed – £74.99 RRP

For lowest current Farpoint prices, of Farpoint bundle with aim controller + game and game alone, please see table at the bottom of the page.


On the PlayStation VR front this week, the biggest news has been about Farpoint.  Release date has been confirmed as May 17th.  Pricing has also been confirmed (please see bottom of the page for UK lists, will keep you posted about discount codes!).

Co-op Mode

Online co-op play was also confirmed, for levels you have already completed in single player mode.  Which is a nice touch.  Gives us a good reason to re-play the game.

Farpoint Co-op Mode

Pricing

As expected a bundle including the Aim controller and the game was announced on the PlayStation EU blog along with a recommended retail price of £74.99 for the bundle and £49.99 for the game (€89.99 and €59.99 in Europe).

It’s nice to see that a pound sign hasn’t just been slapped on the front of the US price this time.  It retails for $79.99 over there.  Which the current exchange rate that is only a £10 difference.  I had feared it could be much worse, after seeing placeholder prices for the gun alone at £99.99 for months.  So this was quite a pleasant surprise.

If you deduct the full price of the game from the bundle, that actually means the Aim controller only costs £25! Far less than move controllers, or even a DualShock 4.

However, I would expect the trade in value of the disc to drop very quickly.  Games that are played better with a specialist peripheral tend to hold their price very badly, especially if they are traded in separately.  So if you intention is to buy the bundle and trade in the game, I would do it as fast as possible after launch 😉

Pre-Ordering

The pre-order bonus content for Farpoint (there’s always something these days isn’t there?), is this Red Planet Wanderer Spacesuit:

Farpoint Red Planet Wanderer Spacesuit Pre-order Bonus Content

This is not limited to digital copies of the game.  People who pre-order the bundle will also get the suit.

Availability

True to form, Amazon were the first to get their bundle up for pre-order.  Both the bundle and the game listed exactly for RRP.  However if you pre-order now, the price guarantee will kick in.  If the Amazon price drops at any point before launch day, you will pay the lowest price offered before launch.

Updated 14/05/2017 18:36

Game and Aim Controller Bundle

Amazon £74.99
[increased from £66-ish with code 30/04/2017]

Gameseek £74.86

base.com £79.99
[Back in stock, but price has increased from £74.99 14/05/2017]

ShopTo £69.85

Tesco £75.00
[increased from £65 with code 30/04/2017]

365games £74.99

GAME £74.99

 Farpoint Bundle for PlayStation VR

Game Only

Digital

PS Store £49.99

Physical

Amazon £42.99
[dropped from £49.99 14/05/2017]

Argos £42.99

Base.com £41.85
[dropped from £42.99 14/05/2017]

GAME £44.99
[dropped from £49.99 14/05/2017]

Gameseek £34.84

ShopTo £39.85
[dropped from £44.86 14/05/2017]

Simply Games £34.85

Tesco £49.99

The Hut £49.99  No longer stocked. (shows fake RRP of £54.99!)

Zavvi £44.99
[dropped from £49.99 14/05/2017]

365games £42.99

 Farpoint Cover Art

Aim Controller Only

So far, no stores are selling the Aim controller separately in the UK.  Nor are any stores selling a bundle with a digital code for the game.  Which is a shame.

 PlayStation Aim Gun
E3 Trailer


Story Trailer
Be Immersed Trailer
Offical PlayStation Unboxing Video
PlayStation VR Box

PlayStation VR Headset Deals & Discounts

If I see a PSVR deal, reduction or discount, I will post it!

RRP is £349.99.

ShopTo

Date posted: 23/05/2017 17:45

Price:  £299.84 with free delivery and Farpoint on disc!

Trade in Farpoint at CEX and get £29.  Bringing the total price down to £270.84,

In stock now.

 playstation-vr-psvr-box
Amazon

EXPIRED

Date posted: 27/04/2017 06:33

Price:  £299.90 with free delivery 

Use code VG20OFF150.  Make sure you pick Amazon as the seller.

In stock now.

 playstation-vr-psvr-box
Amazon

Date posted: 20/04/2017 06:33

Price:  £319.99 with free delivery

In stock now.

 playstation-vr-psvr-box

Amazon

EXPIRED 14/03/2016 

Date posted: 12/03/2017 17:23

Price: £330.29 with free delivery

In stock now.

 playstation-vr-psvr-box

Amazon

EXPIRED 29/10/2016 15:01

Date posted: 29/10/2016 10:05

Price: £332.49 with free delivery

Dispatches 14th November.

 playstation-vr-psvr-box

Co-op Electrical

EXPIRED 19:02 26/10/2016

Date posted: 25/10/2016

Price: £324.98 inc delivery use code ALL30

21 in stock at time of posting.

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Tesco Direct

EXPIRED 00:21 25/10/2016

Date posted: 24/10/2016 

Price: £332.49 

In stock at time of posting.

 playstation-vr-psvr-box

PlayStation VR Accessories

I’ve been scouring the internet for PlayStation VR accessories that can be bought now and their lowest prices.  This is a complication of the useful and the weird and wonderful things I have found.

PSVR is so close now!  I expect your mind may be wandering down a similar path to mine.  How to set your gaming space up.  How to store the HMD and how best to look after it.  I hope this page might give you some inspiration.

I expect there will be more accessories to come.  When I see more I will keep adding them.  Don’t forget also my list of PSVR games and PSVR peripherals.  If you would like updated about any of these lists, then please follow me on Twitter @miss_molotov.

17/10/2016 – Added Navitech Rugged Black Backpack for PSVR and Pro

12/10/2016 4:40 – Licenced case added at GAME.  Universal stand added.  Snakebyte range of accessories added.  Cleaning kits added.

Will come back to these two at ShopTo, just no info about them.  PlayStation VR Storage Case and Headset stand for PlayStation VR.

09/10/2016 20:15 Shehei’s case photo added.  14:07 – Gameware/Nubskull stand added.  Officially licenced case photo added.

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Stands and Chargers


Dynamo Charging Stand

Charging station with mains adapter.
Holds the PSVR headset, as well as charging two Move controllers and one Dualshock 4.
Also has two additional USB ports.

Amazon £29.99

base.com £29.99

ShopTo £29.86 (in stock soon)




GAMEWare VR (Numbskull?) Headset Stand

Appears to be made of two interlocking perspex sheets.  Says gameware in the title, but appears to say Numbskull in the photo on the base.

GAME £19.99

 PlayStation VR Gameware Numbskull Stand


Venom Universal VR Headset Stand and Organiser

Universal VR headset stand which fits PSVR.

base.com £19.99

ShopTo £18.85

 playstation-vr-venom-stand


snakebyte Playstaion VR Stand

Storage stand for PlaystationVR. Also fits for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and other VR units.

Maybe snakebyte is the same as Venom?

Amazon £19.99

No photo available yet.



Sony Move Charging Station

Official PlayStation Move charging dock.  Takes two move controllers.

Amazon £14.00



Gametech Breakout Box Vertical Stand

Stand that holds breakout box in a vertical position, so if you have your PS4 vertically they can match!

Play Asia £14.11

 PlayStation VR Breakout Box Vertical Stand



Clear Glass Head

If you already have charging docks a glass head is quite a nice way of displaying and storing the headset.  It’s weighty enough not to be knocked over.

Amazon [third party] £22.50



Opaque Black Glass Head

Some may prefer opaque glass heads to prevent any possible sunlight burn accidents with the screen.  These skull shaped heads would fit that purpose well.

Amazon [third party] £28.50



Opaque White Glass Head

White glass skull.

Amazon [third party] £28.50



Opaque Silver Glass Head

Silver glass skull.

Amazon [third party] £30.50


Cases and Boxes



Navitech Headset and Accessories Carrying Case / Travel Bag / Backpack

I like this is quite a stealthy PSVR carry case, with no PlayStation logos that I can see  on the outside.  A good thing if you need to travel with your PSVR.

Amazon £24.99

Tesco £24.99



Officially Licensed Premium Protection Case for PSVR

Padded zip closure soft case.

Another view from Shuhei.  Appears to have  a carrying hand on the top/back.

Amazon £29.99

GAME TBC



Officially Licensed PlayStation VR Storage Bag

Storage bag with carrying strap and internal zip pockets.

Amazon TBC

365games £34.99

base.com £39.99

Gameseek £35.78

Zavvi £39.99



PlayStation VR Hard Travel Case with Lock

Hard case for PlayStation VR.  Has lock with a key and removable trays inside.

Amazon TBC

365games £69.99

base.com £74.99

Gameseek £72.57

Zavvi £79.99



snakebyte Playstaion VR Case

“Protects PlaystationVR against dirt and damage. With carabiner and lanyard”. Not sure how you protect something with lanyard, but there you go! xD

Amazon £29.99

No photo available yet.



Navitech Rugged Black Backpack for PSVR and Pro

Back pack designed to hold both PlayStation VR and PlayStation Pro.  Water resistant (not waterproof) and shockproof, with pockets for accessories.

Amazon £49.99



Starter Kits, Lens and Headset Protectors
Playstation VR Starter Kit

Starter kit contains a USB cable (micro, mini? It doesn’t say).
Lens Protectors, DualShock Controller Silicone Jacket, Cleaning Cloth, camera clip (for old style camera by the looks of it) and cable tidy (velcro strap?).

The most useful looking part looks like the lens protectors.  Though the lenses are glass not plastic, so I am not sure how necessary they are.

Gameseek £14.62

The Hut £14.99

Zavvi £14.99

 PlayStation VR Starter Kit



Gameteach Anti-Fouling Mask

These anti-fouling masks I wrote about in my post on unusual PSVR accessories.  At the time of writing I could only find them for sale on Amazon Japan, but I have now found them for sale to us in the UK!

They’re washable and designed to protect your PSVR from grease and dirt.

Play Asia £10.97

 PlayStation VR Mask Front



snakebyte Playstaion VR Guard Pro

“protective covers for PlayStationVR. protects face padding from dirt and damages. improves hygiene. easily fitted. machine washable.”

Amazon £24.99

No photo available yet.


Green Screen/Chorma Key Screen

I’m not yet 100% convinced using cleaning fluid on PSVR is a good idea. But in the interests of completeness I have included them.

snakebyte Playstaion VR Cleaning Kit

Set includes 1x cleaning cloth, 1x cleaning spray and 5x antibacterial wipes. Also for controllers and consoles.

Amazon £9.99

No image available yet.



GAMEWare VR Cleaning Kit

GAME £4.99

PlayStation VR - Gameware Clean


Green Screen/Chorma Key Screen
3m x 3m Green Screen

It was mentioned in the RIGS live stream I believe, that streaming video of yourself playing PSVR along with the game play is possible.  Though I don’t think it is mentioned in the official FAQ.

If you want to give it a crack, a green screen is a good idea.  This allows you to film yourself but not the background and the room you are sitting in, which looks much more professional.

A lot of screens are only 1.6m side, which I think may not be big enough for an averagely sized person to full extend there arms.  This one is 3m x 3m which should be tall and wide enough for most people to film a seated experience.

There is a tutorial here.

Amazon £10.29

PlayStation VR Peripherals

Here’s a run down of peripherals available for PlayStation VR.  By peripherals, I mean controllers, cameras and other devices you can use PSVR in conjunction with.

Curry’s have Move controllers stock, twin pack.  Be quick, they’ve been sold out for ages and likely to go fast.  CLICK HERE.

Articles on PlayStation VR Accessories (cases, stands etc), headphones and PSVR headsets themselves will be following very shortly.  For games, please don’t forget my extensive list PlayStation VR games available for pre-order.

I’ve attempted to list best prices available and to describe what each is used for.  I will update prices and discount codes wherever I can. Current Tesco codes will not work with racing wheels as they are sold through a third party.

Updates

24/10/2016 14:54 – V1 camera no longer stocked anywhere.  V2 camera price increase at Argos, Zavvi and decreased at ShopTo.  Camera extension cable out of stock.  Move twin packs out of stock everywhere.  Single move increased at Amazon, decrease at GAME.  Massive price increased on Move Starter Packs.  Aim gun price added @ base.com.  Game no longer stocking Logitech wheel.  Various wheel price increases. DS4 increased everywhere except ShopTo, Tesco and Gameseek where it has decreased.

07/10/2016 – Move twin pack added @ base.com and Argos.  Price drops at Amazon and Gameseek.  Single move price increase at Amazon.  Price drop on third party v1 camera @ GAME.  V2 camera added at The Hut.    Price dropped at Argos.  Camera clip and starter pack prices updated.

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PlayStation Cameras

A PS4 camera is required to use PlayStation VR, so if you’re getting PSVR you’re definitely going to need to buy one if you don’t have one.  Unlike in the US,  in the UK there is no official  bundle which contains both the headset and camera.

The camera is used to track the position of the headset and the controllers you are using while playing the game.  PSVR will not work without the camera doing this tracking.

A new PlayStation Camera was announced at the PlayStation meeting on the 7th of September 2016.

They differences between the two are purely atheistic.  Shuhei Yoshida confirmed they are both exactly the same inside, they just have different plastic outer shells.

Old Vs New PlayStation 4 Camera.

A front view of the old vs new PlayStation 4 camera. Old on the left, new on the right. Though they look quite different, they have the same camera gubbins inside, say’s Shuhei Yoshida.

PlayStation 4 Camera Old vs New Side view.

A side new of old vs new PlayStation 4 (PS4) camera. The new camera is photographed on the stand, whereas the old is shown without the stand.

The only small unknown about the camera is whether or not the EU/UK version will come with the clip that attaches it to the TV.  The older version  of the camera did come with a stand in the US, but did not in the UK.  As you can see in my unboxing video:

If you are very concerned about getting an official camera clip, the newer camera is a better bet.  The older style is also going out of stock in a lot of places.  Currently the cheapest camera is the v1 at Argos.


PS4 Camera V1 (Old Style Square)

Amazon [third party seller] £48.98
[Dropped from £52.40 24/10/2016]

Argos £39.99 no longer stocked

Currys PC World £39.99 OOS

GAME [third party seller] £67.95
[price dropped from £79.58 07/10/2016]

Gameseek £49.56

ShopTo £39.98 – currently OOS but says “Expected to be back In Stock”

Tesco £39.00 OOS / Third Party £54.99

Zavvi £48.99

365games £41.99 OOS


PS4 Camera V2 (New Style Round)

Amazon £39.00
[dropped from £44.99 26/09/2016]

Argos £43.99
[increased from £42.99 24/10/2016]
[
dropped from £43.99 08/10/2016]

GAME £44.99

Gameseek £44.99

ShopTo £42.85
[dropped from £44.86 24/10/2016]

The Hut £54.99

Tesco £39.00

Zavvi £49.99
[increased from £42.99 24/10/2016]
[dropped back from £48.99 26/09/2016]
[increased from £42.99 26/09/2016]

Camera Accessories


4Gamers Camera Clip (for old style square camera)

Officially licenced.  For the old style square camera (v1).

Amazon [third party] £9.55
[price increased from £7.29 08/10/2016]

Argos £12.99 OOS no longer stocked.

base.com £11.99

GAME £9.97 [third party]

Gameseek £12.58

The camera has a 2 metre cable attached to it.  If you need to move it further away from your PlayStation, you can buy a 2 metre extension cable to extend it to 4 metres in total.

Remember the camera does not need to be in front of your TV.  Put it where you have the most space to play.

The PS4 camera cable is a proprietary USB 3 cable.  USB 3 starts slowing down when extended past 3 metres due to attenuation, so this is probably the longest you want to go.

2 Metre Camera Extension Cable

Amazon £11.49 OOS


PlayStation Move Controllers

PlayStation Move controllers are not required to play the majority of PSVR games, but they will improve the experience.  Especially in games where you are performing a task that would require two hands in real life.

There are several ways to buy PlayStation move controllers.  The latest version comes in a two pack with PlayStation VR branding:

PlayStation Move Twin Pack PSVR

Twin pack of PlayStation Move controllers with PlayStation VR branding.

PlayStation Move started off life as a PlayStation 3 controller.  These were originally sold singly:

Single PlayStation Move Controller

Single PlayStation Move controller with PS3 branding.

Or in a starter pack with the PS3 camera and demo disc:

PlayStation Move Starter Pack

PlayStation Move starter pack with PlayStation Eye PS3 camera.  The PS3 camera does not work with PlayStation VR or PS4.

I suspect they come in a twin pack now because used with PlayStation VR they will mostly be used in pairs.  With PS3 they could be used in pairs or on their own, but the majority of the time the experience was better with two.  If you are going to buy move controllers, I would suggest buying two.

All of these variations of Move controller packs will work with PlayStation VR, they just have different packaging and branding.  There is no difference between the controllers themselves, aside from the SKU code.

The newer Move controllers still have the same mini USB connectors as the old ones.  They are the older bigger type that Dualshock 3 for PlayStation 3 uses.  Not the more modern smaller micro USB connectors that the Dualshock 4 uses.

I suppose the advantage of buying the newer twin pack is that you know the batteries will be in good condition.  Move controllers first came out in 2010, so it’s possible the batteries in the older boxes may be 6 years old at this point.

Second hand controllers are much cheaper, but they batteries may be 6 years old and somewhat abused.  So you take your chances there.  Mine are that old and work fine, but I know exactly where mine have been and how they have been treated.  I know others that have not been so lucky.


PlayStation Move Twin Pack with PSVR Branding

Amazon £68.99 OOS but pre-orderable. No date given.
[dropped from £69.99 07/10/2016]

Argos £68.99 OOS

Curry’s £69.99

base.com £67.99 OOS

GAME £69.99 OOS

GAME Third Party £129.99!!  Don’t do it, robbing scalpers! 

Gameseek £68.50 OOS
[dropped from £68.60 07/10/2016]

Shopto £67.85 OOS but available to back order. No date given.

Tesco £65.41 OOS
[Dropped from £69.00 24/10/2016]


PlayStation Move Single Controller with PS3 Branding

Amazon £42.99 now Third Party Only
[Price increased from £32.45 on 26/09/2016]
[Price increased from £31.95 on 26/09/2016]
[Price increased from £29.99 on 26/09/2016]

GAME £43.99 now Third Party Only
[Price dropped from £44.99 on 26/09/2016]
[Price increased from £29.99 on 26/09/2016]


PlayStation Move Starter Pack with PS3 Branding

Amazon [third party seller] £72.28 older version in blue box.
[price increased from £52.28 08/10/2016]
[price increased from £46.96 08/10/2016]

Amazon [third party seller] £62.45 newer version in white box.
[price increased from £49.49 08/10/2016]
[price increased from £46.48 08/10/2016]

GAME [third party seller] £81.99 newer version white box.

Move Docking Stations

Docking stations for move controllers are quite handy.  Move wands are quite prone to rolling off the edge of tables and they take longer than a dualshock controller to charge.  So I find it very useful to dock them overnight when I am done using them.

The official docking stations use mains power rather than USB, which I prefer.  Keeps USB ports free.

I believe the power adapters double up as PSP/Vita chargers, but don’t quote me on that!  I’ve never tried it.

PlayStation Move Charging Station

Amazon £24.99 [third party]
[price increased from £14.20 24/10/2016]

GAME £22.99 

Gameseek £26.99

For Move, Dualshock 4 chargers and headset stands all in one, please see accessories.

Move USB Charging Cables

Move controllers come with mini USB cables to charge them with.  But I like having some extra long ones kicking around, so I can carry on playing if the battery dies while using them.

I like 5m ones, but 3m is probably long enough.  I usually find the cheap and cheerful ones do the job perfectly.  Here’s a selection of cheaper and more premium long mini USB cables.

Long Mini USB cables

Amazon [third party] £1.67 3m generic.

Amazon [third party] £3.37 3m ORB branded.

Amazon £6.36 3m LINDY branded.

Amazon [third party] £1.82 5m generic.

Amazon [third party] £5.52 5m LINDY branded, transparent.

Amazon [third party] £7.99 5m CSL, braided.


Aim Controller (Gun)

Price for the Aim controller isn’t yet known.  In fact the only game we know for sure that is compatible with the Aim controller is Farpoint.

I expect there will be some bundles with the game and the controller included, but there is no information yet.  I will keep you posted!

Aim Controller

Amazon Price TBC

base.com £99.99


Racing Wheels

I haven’t been lucky enough to try any of these racing wheels yet, so I have included reviews from Trusted Reviews, which also links through to reevoo user reviews.

Logitech G29 is the only wheel here with a clutch pedal.  A clutch pedal is not needed for Driveclub, so I believe it won’t be needed for Driveclub VR either.  Games that do are things like Euro Truck Simulator on PC and to a lesser extent, Assetto Corsa.

Most people tend to agree that force feedback greatly improves the experience of using a racing wheel.

Logitech Driving Force G29 Racing Wheel

Trusted Reviews Score 8/10

Features:

  • Three pedals
  • 900° wheel rotation
  • Force feedback
  • Leather cover
  • Stainless steel on wheel shifters
  • Separate gear shifter available
  • RPM/shift indicator LEDs (that you won’t see when playing PSVR!)
  • Compatible with PS3, PS4 & PC

Amazon £179.99 or £221.43 with shifter

Currys £179.99 alone

GAME £299.99 alone. No longer stocked


Logitech Driving Force Shifter for G29 and G920 Racing Wheels

This is not compatible with Driveclub.

Amazon £44.24
[Increased from £41.41 24/10/2016]

Currys PC World £49.99


Thrustmaster T300 RS Official Force Feedback Wheel

Trusted Review score 9/10

  • Two fully adjustable metal pedals
  • Rotation adjustable from 270° to 1080°
  • 28cm diameter
  • Force feedback
  • Re-inforced rubber texture on the wheel’s entire circumference
  • Two metal on wheel shifters
  • Compatible with PS3, PS4 & PC

Amazon £249.99

Argos £259.99

GAME £263.48 [third party]
[increased from £220.41 24/10/2016]

Tesco £259.99 [third party]


Thrustmaster T150 Steering Wheel

Trusted Reviews score 8/10

  • Two plastic pedals
  • Adjustable rotation from 270° to 1080°
  • 28 cm diameter
  • Force Feedback
  • Rubber coated grips
  • Two on wheel shifters
  • Compatible with PS3, PS4 & PC

Amazon £136.62 [blue] / £130.00 [Ferrari]
[increased from £132.86 / £121.86 24/10/2016]

Argos £169.99

GAME £138.38 [third party]
[increased from £132.49 24/10/2016]

Tesco £149.99 [blue, third party] / £144.99 [Ferrari, third party]


Thrustmaster T80 Racing Wheel

Trusted Reviews have not reviewed this wheel, so I have linked to this wheels Amazon reviews.

  • Two pedals
  • Conflicting information about wheel rotation
  • No force feedback
  • Rubber coated grips
  • On wheel shifters
  • Compatible with PS3 & PS4

Amazon £68.61
[dropped from £69.99 24/10/2016]

Argos £69.99

GAME £69.99 [third party]
[increased from £61.79 24/0/2016]

Gameseek £67.38

Tesco £66.00 [third party]

Zavvi £69.99 no longer sold


Dualshock 4

Last but definitely not least, the good old [new] Dualshock 4!  I’d be quite surprised if you own a PS4 and don’t have one of these, but it wouldn’t be right to miss it out.  Since just about every PSVR game will be compatible with the DS4.

The PlayStation Meeting brought us the new v2 DS4.  The newer controller has a transparent gap in the touch pad, so that the light from the light bar can shine through. The only purpose of this is to identify player 1 and player 2 controllers more easily. It is not used for tracking.

You can also use the v2 controller with a USB cable, which gives it very slightly lower latency than using it with bluetooth.

So far it only appears to be available in black.

New Dualshock 4 V2

Amazon £39.80
[increased from £34.99 24/10/2016]
[dropped from £49.99 30/09/2016]

Argos £49.99

[increased from £39.99 24/10/2016]
[dropped from £49.99 30/09/2016]

GAME £44.99
[increased from £34.99 24/10/2016]
[dropped from £49.99 29/09/2016]

ShopTo £37.86
[dropped from £44.86 24/10/2016]

Gameseek £39.75
[dropped from £54.75 24/10/2016]

Tesco £47.00
[dropped from £55.00 24/10/2016]


Dualshock 4 Charging Dock

Amazon £22.40

Argos £24.99

GAME £30.69 [third party]
[increased from £23.57 24/10/2016]

Gameseek £26.89
[increased from £21.99 24/10/2016]

Tesco £23.74
[dropped from £25.00 24/10/2016]

Zavvi £25.99

365games £26.49

For Move, Dualshock 4 chargers and headset stands all in one, please see accessories.

Am I missing any peripherals you would like to see?  Any comments or suggestions please get in touch using the form below, or give me a shout on Twitter @miss_molotov.

Jackie Batman shaped hygiene mask for VR.

An Unusual PlayStation VR Accessory: Hygiene Masks

I’ve found some quite weird and wonderful PlayStation VR things, during my daily trawls for PSVR news.  Hygiene masks are the latest.

PlayStation VR Washable Masks

Amazon Japan are selling masks designed to prevent getting dirt or grease on your PlayStation VR, costing ¥ 1,296 (approximately £9.50), or £11.53 at Play Asia.

PlayStation VR Mask Front

PlayStation VR Mask front of packaging.

Made by GAMETECH, it’s features are described as:

  • It protects firmly from the dirt of the PSVR headset, such as sweat and cosmetics.
  • Stretch firmly fit there. When using the headphone does not get in the way.
  • It is ideal for use of the headset of a plurality of persons. In addition, you can use always clean and washable.

(please excuse the Google translate English).

‘Plurality’ suggests that it is designed to be used if sharing the headset with multiple users.  It’s  reusable and can be washed.

PlayStation VR Mask Back of Packaging

Back of packaging of PlayStation VR mask.

It resembles a sort of half length balaclava.  But unlike a balaclava it has ear holes as well, to allow for using headphones.

PlayStation VR Mask on head.

View of PlayStation VR mask on a head.

As with most items of apparel bought on the internet.  I suspect it looks less weird on the model that it does in real life!

Breathing looks a little problematic too, with it covering the manikin’s nose.

PlayStation VR Mask on Head

PlayStation VR mask shown worn with headset on top.

Disposable Headset Protectors

Disposable solutions appear to be more popular, which brings me on to ‘dirty sheet set VR‘ as Google translate puts it’s so eloquently.  I think a better description is stick on disposable headset protectors.  Also made by GAMETECH, costing ¥ 1,728 (£12.70).

Stick-on headset protectors

GAMETECH disposable stick-on headset protectors designed for PlayStation VR.

More discrete than first the mask, this set comprises of two types of pad.  A protector for the forehead which fixes inside the headset and another pair of protectors for the nose area.  These must be the most likely places for skin to touch the inside of the headset.

Stick on protectors inside headset

Headset protectors in situ.

Closest UK Equivalents

Should this idea appeal to the more hygiene conscious of you, the closest I have see for sale in the UK are Jackie disposable virtual reality hygiene masks for VR (£11.99 for 50, or £20.99 for 100).

This mask is composed of non-woven fabric and has loops at the sides to hold it in place around the ears.  It quite closely resembles a surgeon’s mask, but for your eyes instead of mouth!

Jackie Hygiene Mask for VR

View of Jackie disposable hygiene mask for VR on it’s own.

I can’t say it looks like the most comfortable contraption to wear on one’s face.  Might make playing a game feel more like going to the dentist’s for some work.

Jackie Hygiene Mask for VR on Face

Shows how the Jackie hygiene mask is designed to be worn.

It has the advantage over the PlayStation VR mask of being completely disposable.  However it won’t do much to help if you or your friends suffer from greasy hair.

Jackie Hygiene Mask for VR with Headset

Mask shown with VR headset worn on top.

Saving the Best for Last

This mask is the wackiest, but definitely has the most style.

It strongly reminded me of a certain PlayStation VR trailer by Rocksteady:

I remember after seeing it many people saying ‘were can I get the ears!’

Well, here, sort of.

This Batman shaped hygiene mask really will help you to ‘be the Batman’! (£19.99 for 50)

Jackie Batman shaped hygiene mask for VR.

Front view of the Jackie Batman shaped hygiene mask.

Okay, well it doesn’t quite look as cool as the one in the trailer.  But this one will keep your PSVR clean as well as being a Batman mask.  You can’t say that for the one in the trailer now, can you?

Jackie Hygiene Batman Mask Side View

Side view of the Jackie Batman hygiene mask.

This one actually looks a little better with the headset on top.  Certainly less clinical.

Jackie Hygiene Mask with VR Headset on top.

Batman mask with VR headset on top.

What do you think.  Will you be donning a mask for reasons for sanitation or will you be making your friends put one on before they can borrow your headset?  Or does an excuse to wear a Batman mask bring out your inner child?

As always, love to hear your thoughts and opinions.  Let me know on Twitter (@miss_molotov) or leave a comment below  🙂

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PlayStation Meeting 206 Invitation

My Hopes and Predictions for Neo and the PlayStation Meeting 2016

My intention with this article is just to write my thoughts down somewhere before the meeting actually happens and we’ll see tomorrow if any of them hold true.  If I’m proven wrong so be it, that’s part of the fun.

At this point I am speculating.   I don’t base them on anything concrete, just bits and pieces I have read on the internet this year which I will try to explain as I go on.

Where’s the excitement of a big PlayStation event if we don’t have a guess at what might happen!

When and Where

The 2016 PlayStation meeting takes place in New York tomorrow (7th of September) at:

  • UK: 8 pm BST
  • EU: 9pm CEST
  • US: 12 pm PT / 3 pm ET
  • AUS: September 8th at 5am AEST

It is not open the pubic, only journalists.  However it will be streamed live on the PlayStation EU blog.  You can watch it here when it begins.

I will also be helping to update the live text feed on Reddit for the PlayStation Meeting.  Ideal for those who are at work as it is text based.  I would love to see you there!

What I Expect Sony to Talk About

On the press invitation apparently all it says is “We hope to see you there, and we can’t wait to share details with you about the PlayStation business”.  So they are not giving away much there.

Yesterday there was mention on the Korean PlayStation site that there would be an announcement about the price and date of a new PlayStation, but it wasn’t specified which one.

The page appears to have been removed since it just forwards back to the main page: http://www.playstation.co.kr/news/46233

I expect Sony to talk about both the new PS4 Slim and PlayStation Neo.

There have been rumours going around for a while now that there may be a new handheld device in the works.  So I wouldn’t be totally shocked if this happened, but there is something else I think that would be more likely.  I will explain below.

PS4 Silm

Lets get the easier console out of the way first.

I think that PS4 slim will be aimed at casual gamers.  With an improved version of PlayStation 4 coming out, I don’t know why a serious gamer would opt for a PS4 silm over a PlayStation Neo.  But it is perfect for someone who only plays occasionally.

PS4 Slim Front

Front view of the leaked PS4 Slim.

I can remember when PlayStation 1 dropped in price so much it was cheaper to buy one than a CD player practically.  People were shocked that it could be sold so cheaply.  Everyone and his dog bought one.

I think this is what the aim of PS4 silm is.  There are already 40 million PS4 users, to expand that number further it makes sense to appeal to people who’s first hobby is not gaming.

I think the shock move here will be to price the PS4 Silm at £199.99.  Below £200 is that magical price point where it suddenly looks really cheap.  When it will catch the eye of people wanting to pick up a gift for their brother/sister/younger child/parent that needs a blu-ray player.

If you put a little effort in to your shopping, it’s been possible to pick up a PS4 for less than £250 for a while now.  So I don’t believe this is out of the way.

I would be very shocked if the PS4 slim went on sale for more than £250.

Perhaps it will even appeal to the person who has tried a demo of PlayStation VR in a shop.  Who has never been a gamer, but thought VR was amazing.  Who wants the cheapest entry point possible, because they don’t know how much they will play.

Thanks to the recent leaks and PS4 Slim turning up in on Gumtree, in CEX shops and a special thanks(?) to @shortmaneighty2 on Twitter, I don’t think there will be many more surprises about PS4 Slim.  Many facts seem to be known.

PS4 Slim at CEX

We can see from the pictures it still only has two USB ports.  The power and eject buttons have been moved and are no longer touch buttons.

PS4 Slim Back

Back and underneath view of the leaked PS4 slim.

We can also see the harddisk bay has been moved to the back of the console and it no longer has an optical audio port.

The packaging shows us it will have a 500GB harddrive.  Some people are speculating that there will be many harddrive sizes.  I don’t think there will be.  I think the idea is to keep it cheap.

PlayStation 4 Slim Box

PlayStation 4 Slim leaked packaging.

PS3 had many disc sizes and trying to pick which one was good value to buy was a nightmare.  I don’t see them repeating this mistake (or I don’t want them to).  But has it happened in the past I am sure I could be proven wrong!

We know there is a new Dualshock 4 controller.  It appears to have a light on the front because the touchpad has a transparent slit in the plastic, which lets the light from the light bar below shine through:

PS4 Slim New DS4

New Dualshock 4 controller that comes with PS4 Slim. Features a second ‘lightbar’ on the front.

Whether or not there is a purpose to this lightbar of whether it’s just some extra shininess remains to be seem.  Initially I thought perhaps it was to allow the PS4 camera to track the other side of the controller.  But it seems rather small for that and probably quite dim.

PlayStation Neo

I don’t think the the final name for PlayStation Neo will be PlayStation Neo.  Just like the final name of PlayStation VR was not Project Morpheus.   Sony appear to be naming their new products after characters in The Matrix before they come onto the market.

I have no clues what the new name will be.  I don’t think it will be PS4.5.  Something about the point five in the name makes it feel incomplete, or like a stop gap.  PS4k had a much better ring to it.  But I don’t think that will be the name either.

Perhaps it will be something more descriptive?  PlayStation VR was a very functional name.

I expect it will probably be capable of 4k video streaming on services like Netflix and will probably be capable of playing 4k blu rays.  It seems quite mad that PS4 does not support 4k TVs at their native resolution when they have been around for quite a while now.

I don’t think it will be capable of playing games at a 4k resolution.  I think this because of the following Digital Foundry video.

It’s an interesting watch if you haven’t already seen it.  In the video they built a PC as close as possible to the leaked specs of PlayStation Neo.  Then tested what resolutions and frame rates they could get out of it.

It’s the kind of thing I would dream of doing but would never have the cash to try on a whim!  I’m glad Digital Foundry are there to do it for us.

Keeping to the theme of what Neo could do in regards to new TVs, I think it will support HDR in some form and 10bit colour.

Firstly the new xbox does this already, so Sony would be at a disadvantage if they didn’t.

Secondly I know developers want it too.

Thirdly, I have been trying to replace my TV recently.  When trying to work out if I needed to drop a lot of cash on a HDR, Dolby Vision, Ultra HD Premium monstrosity, I started researching AMD Polaris.

I came across this video filmed at CES 2016, talking about power consumption and more importantly showing the difference between standard graphics and those using HDR.

I feel that the difference between standard graphics and those using HDR, might be more of an impressive jump than the difference between looking at HD and 4K at a normal distance.

What I have learned from researching this topic extensively is that in order for HDR processing to be effective, then it needs to be displayed on a screen that can support 10bit colour, as well as having a very high level of contrast.

When I say 10bit colour, you might be thinking ‘great, what’s so important about that?’.  I will try to explain.

Most TVs now use 8bit colour based of a standard called Rec. 709, which was finalised in the 1990s.  8bit screens can display millions of colours.  10bit screens as based on a newer standard called Rec 2020 which was designed more recently in 2012 and can display over a billion colours.

Rec 709 vs Rec 2020

The coloured area on each diagram represents the number of colours the human eye can see. On the left, the black outline encompasses the range of colours that screens using the Rec 709 standard can theoretically display. On the right the black border encompasses the colours that screens using the Rec 2020 standard can theoretically display. As you can see the new Rec 2020 standard is far closer to displaying all the colours the human eye can see. The more colours it can display, the more realistic the image it can display. Diagrams taken from Wikipedia.

Having this extra range of colour I think will make an enormous difference.  A few million colours vs over a billion.  The closer the range of colours displayed is to the range a human eye can naturally see, the more realistic the picture.

Perhaps in the future we will have images in games that feel more like looking out of a window than looking at a TV screen.

As you can probably tell I am quite enthused about this topic!  We have just reached the point now where 10bit screens are becoming affordable in consumer TVs.  I plan to write about this topic in much more detail in the future.

I think that Neo will come out in Q1 or Q2 of 2017.  I don’t think it will be released at the same time as PlayStation VR.  It gives Sony no time of cash in on pre-orders and many people’s wallets won’t be ready at short notice.

It would also dilute the statement that PSVR will work fine with an ordinary or slim PS4.

There was also this document.  When Giant Bomb originally leaked that there was a PlayStation Neo, this is supposedly the document they based their article on.

In that document it talks about the ‘10,000 foot view’.  It has a timeline under that heading, showing when various dev kits will be phased in and out.  The last one is being phased out in April 2017.

Now, there are a number or ways to interpret that timeline. Just because that is when a dev kit is being phased out, does not mean to say that is when final hardware will come out.  They could run along side.  However my guess is that Neo will come out, just before the last dev kit on that page is being phased out.

When Sony talk about VR in regards to Neo in this press conference (which I think they might not too much, as they will want it to be seen as something non-VR gamers want too), I don’t think they will be pushing the issue of frame rate with PlayStation VR.

I think they will sell it on more detailed graphics, better anti-aliasing and just being prettier in general.  If they mention frame rate it will play on the worry that a standard PS4 is not good enough.

There could be other features like solid state harddrives etc.  I hope not.  A harddrive is very easy to change.  A large SSD would push the price up a lot.  A small one may be more of a hindrance than a benefit.  I filled my 500GB drive a long time ago!

I don’t have a price prediction for PlayStation Neo.  Just a deep hope that it will be something that is affordable.

I heard a rumour there will be a trade in scheme for American’s old PS4s, backed by Sony at Gamestop.  Whether or not that is true, I don’t think there will be any trade in scheme for us in the UK.  Definitely not a Sony backed on anyway.  Maybe a GAME rip off one.

I would like to think there are going to be some surprises.  Perhaps a twist to this tale.  Some out of the box thing up Sony’s sleeve that they have managed to keep quiet.  We shall see tomorrow!

PlayStation Mobile

IGN reported yesterday that Sony want to “aggressively enter the mobile market after the success of Pokémon Go”.  This suggests that they will be making more smartphone apps/games.

The article states:

Hirai makes pretty clear why that’s the case: “Pokémon Go is a real game-changer,” he explained. “I’m very interested in the fact that it has the potential to really change the way people move, literally.”

Could we be looking at augmented reality PlayStation games in the future?  I think that could be pretty exciting.  While I did have a brief attempt at playing Pokémon Go and enjoyed having a reason to be outside, I found the game pretty boring itself.  I would love to see if PlayStation can better that, as I have always preferred their games to Nintendo ones.

Perhaps one day I will get to run around town, jumping on things and collecting Wumpa fruit, with my own personal Aku Aku  on my phone.

It could start to get weird if they venture into the mobile VR market though.

I just hope they can make apps a bit more reliable than the current PS4 apps.  Though they have vastly improved since they were first released and the companion app is devilishly clever.  They are still a bit bloaty and sometimes my messages don’t come through.

This makes more sense to me than creating a new handheld device.  Especially after the lack of love and attention Sony have given to the PS Vita.

A Unlikely Dream

Update 07/09/2016 02:36

Though I wrote about it on Reddit, I forgot to write about what I hope for here.  I would love it if the thing Sony pulls out of it’s sleeve (pun intended), is the VR glove!

PlayStation VR Glove Diagram

Diagram of the VR glove which has allegedly been filed by Sony.

There have been many reports of a patent for a VR glove being filed.

How exciting would it be someone came out on stage wearing this?

PlayStation VR Glove

Diagram of a person wearing the VR glove.

Many people have been complaining that the move controller has not be redesigned.  If there was a glove coming, that would be a fantastic reason not to redesign the controller!  It would be completely unnecessary.

I’m not a move controller hater, far from it.  I have been an advocate of motion games since PS2.  But I am very tired of hearing others complain bout the move controllers.

Those are my Guesses, What about Yours?

These are my predictions.  What are yours?  Let me know on Twitter here, or by using the form below  🙂

Predictions from Visitors

September 7th 5:12pm dryrain writes:

A well written comprehensive article. The price point for the slim model I still can not see it dropping below the £250 mark but £199 would be a good selling point. With the Xbox still staying at £250 I think it will stay on par with Microsoft. At that price it can be dropped with special offers at £199 they have no where to move.

I like the idea of the Neo and you explained it well about the 8bit/10bit point. Sony must really love the Matrix films, I wonder what character they will use next for their project? I kind of like the name Neo for the system but I guess they will probably change that.

The release date I think will be sooner just because Sony made a point of saying that they would not announce the Neo and then wait for it to be released at a much later date, like Microsoft have done. I can see it launching mid November which of course creates a problem with the launch of the PSVR. Asking comsumer to fork out the best part of £800 for Neo and PSVR is a big ask. If they wait till March/April next year they are competing with Nintendo. I can see your reasoning with your launch dates. Its a tough one for Sony.

One thing made me sad about your article the bit you wrote about the Vita. I like the Vita even with its faults its a great little machine which Sony only ever seemed to half support. I guess the Vita just came at a time where smart phones became bigger and better and tablets really took off. Vita could no longer stand out. Its a fanastic product though

Thank you for taking the time to  write in dryrain!  🙂  It’s great to hear your thoughts.  You could be right about the slim console dropping below £250, but I am going to stick with my optimistic prediction.

Saddath on Reddit suggested that it could be Sony are more interested in Greek gods than Matrix characters.   So that’s another possibility.

I agree that asking the consumer for £800 for both PSVR and Neo in one hit is a big ask (that’s if Neo comes in at the same price as a launch PS4 not more!).   But if it does come out in November as you suggest, then it does have the advantage for being out for Christmas.  I think I would have to think very carefully if about buying it if it is so soon.

I’m sorry my comments about Vita made you feel sad.  I don’t have anything against the idea of a portable gaming machine, I was a very early adopter of the first PSP.  But if they made another there are many improvements I would like to see, especially in regards to ergonomics.

I felt a bit excluded from the Vita community as I cannot use one for any great length of time.  So from that perspective I would prefer to see mobile games, unless it’s improved.

Only an hour now until we find out what’s what!

I will be helping to update the live text feed on Reddit for the PlayStation Meeting, I hope to see you there 🙂

PlayStation VR (PSVR) Games Available to Buy & Pre-order UK

I’ve been putting together a list of Playtation VR games which are currently available to pre-order, where they are stocked and their best prices.

If you would like to be alerted to new updates to the list, please follow me on Twitter @miss_molotov.

For controllers, move wands, cameras, racing wheels and cables, please see the sequel to this list, PlayStation VR Peripherals.  Headsets, headphones and accessories stands and cases will be following soon.

Last update 28/11/2016- Bound on sale, dropped to £6.49.  Catlateral Damage dropped to £3.99.

25/11/2016:

  • 13:39  All Battlezone prices update, new lowest price found £35!
  • base.com 2 for £24 offer added.
  • 14:38 Eve V all priced updated.  New lowest price found £34.99
 Discount Codes (Coupon Codes, Voucher Codes) and other Special Offers
base.com  2 VR Games for £24!  Click here.

Here  They Lie, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, Hustle Kings VR and Super Stardust Ultra VR.

Tesco – Expired TDX-WFRX  – £5 off a £40 spend
TDX- PKMH – £10 off a £75 spend
TDX- HTNK – £25 off £150 spend


In alphabetical order, best prices in bold…

Batman: Arkham VR

ShopTo say there isn’t going to be a UK disc version of Batman.  Which may explain why it’ been removed from Amazon and still isn’t available from other shops, apart from as a digital code.

PS Store £15.99

Amazon TBC [phsyical version now removed from Amazon!]

Amazon digital code £15.99

Argos N/A

base.com £39.99 unavailable.

GAME £15.99
[dropped from £19.99 04/10/2016]
[dropped from £49.99 08/09/2016]

Zavvi £54.99 sold out (?)

365games TBC unavailable

E3 2016 trailer

batmanPlayStation VR (PSVR) Required.

Battlezone

PS Store £49.99

Amazon £40.00
[dropped from £54.99 25/11/2016]

Argos £44.99

base.com £34.99.

GAME £49.99

ShopTo £37.85
[dropped from £42.85 25/11/16]

Tesco £40.00

The Hut £49.99

Zavvi £49.99

365games £42.99

Trailer – 360° trailer viewable with Google cardboard

PlayStation VR (PSVR) Required.

Bound

Digital only.
Santa Monica Studio have confirmed
this includes the VR part of the game 🙂

PS Store £6.49.
[dropped from £15.99 28/11/2016]

Theme:

bound theme 300

E3 2015 developer explaining Bound – E3 2016 trailer

 boundPlayStation VR (PSVR) Compatible

Catlateral Damage

Available now.

This is a digital only game.  It has been reconfirmed in a semi unofficial way again today.

PS Store £3.99
[dropped from £9.49 28/1/2016]

Trailer

 PlayStation VR Catlateral Damage

PlayStation VR (PSVR) Compatible

Dreams

PS Store not available yet.

Amazon £44.00

Argos £54.99

base.com £42.99

GAME £44.99

Tesco £44.00

Shopto £44.85

Zavvi £54.99

365games not available yet.

E3 2015 trailer – Building 3 cities in an hour

PlayStation VR (PSVR) Compatible

Driveclub VR

PS Store £15.99 with season pass (season pass must have been bought before 29/09/2016)

PS Store £34.99 without season pass.

Amazon [physical disc] £29.99  / Digital £34.99

base.com £25.99
[dropped from £27.99 10/10/2016

GAME [digital] £34.99

ShopTo £27.86
[dropped from £29.86 10/10/2016

Tesco £24.00

The Hut £29.99

Zavvi £27.99
[dropped from £49.99 10/10/2016

365games £26.46 currently unavailable
[increased from £25.46 04/10/2016

PlayStation Access

PlayStation VR (PSVR) Required.

Eagle Flight

Release date 08/11/2016

PS Store £34.99

Amazon £29.99
[dropped from £54.99 19/09/2016]
[dropped from £59.99 19/09/2016]

Amazon £34.99 second newer listing with no image

base.com £39.99

GAME £54.99

Tesco N/A

ShopTo £32.85

Zavvi N/A

365games TBC

E3 2015 trailer – E3 2016 multiplayer gameplay

PlayStation VR (PSVR) Required.

Eve: Valkyrie

PS Store £54.99

Amazon £40.00
[dropped from £49.99 25/1/2016]

Argos £44.00

base.com £34.99
[dropped from £42.99 25/11/2016]

GAME [digital download] £54.99 / Physical Disc £49.99

Gameseek £46.75
[dropped from £49.75 25/11/2016]

ShopTo £42.85 / £50.86 [digital download]

The Hut £49.99

Zavvi £44.99
[dropped from £49.99 25/11/2016]

365games £42.99
[increased from £42.49 25/11/2016]

E3 trailer – 360° viewable with Google Cardboard

PlayStation VR (PSVR) Required.

Farpoint

PS Store not available yet.

Amazon £49.99

base.com £39.99

GAME £49.99

ShopTo £44.85

Tesco N/A

Zavvi £54.99

365games TBC

E3 2016 trailer

PlayStation VR (PSVR) Required.

Gran Turismo® Sport

PS Store £49.99

Amazon £44.00
[dropped from £46.00 11/08/2016 seem to be price matching Tesco]
[dropped from £48.00 27/07/2016]

Argos £47.99

base.com £41.99

GAME £49.99

Gameseek £44.75

ShopTo £46.85

Tesco £44.00  
[dropped from £46.00 11/8/2016]

Zavvi £48.99

365games £46.99.

Digital Deluxe Edition

DELUXE EDITION INCLUDES: Livery Sticker Pack, Japan Theme Pack, America Theme Pack, Europe Theme Pack, Chrome Racing Helmet and 1,000,000 credits.

PS Store £59.99

PlayStation VR (PSVR) Compatible

Gran Turismo® Sport Collector’s Edition

Amazon £104.99

GAME £104.99

Shopto £104.86

PlayStation VR (PSVR) Compatible

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X

PS Store £36.99

Amazon £47.50
[price increased from £45.45 06/09/2016]

365games £40.99

Trailer

PlayStation VR (PSVR) Compatible

Here They Lie

Has been confirmed for digital release on the PS Store on 13 Oct and then physically on 2 November.  No price is available yet.

PS Store N/A

Amazon N/A

GAME N/A

trailer

 PlayStation VR Here They Lie

PlayStation VR (PSVR) Required.

Hustle Kings [bundle with standard game included]

Standard game available now!

PS Store £15.99

Amazon disc £14.00 / digital £15.99
[dropped from £15.99 11/08/2016 appears to be price matching Tesco]

Argos £14.99
[dropped from £15.99 27/08/2016]

base.com £15.99 disc

GAME £15.99

Gameseek £13.98

ShopTo £15.85

Tesco £14.00 
[dropped from £15.00 27/08/2016]
[dropped from £15.99 11/08/2016]

Zavvi £15.99

365games TBC

Upgrade to VR game

PS Store £7.99?

Game are selling the base game for £6.99 it could be potentially cheaper to buy the code, then upgrade on the PS Store.  £14.28 if that works.  If you want the game digitally.

Trailer not available yet.

PlayStation VR (PSVR) Compatible

Hyper Void

Standard game available now!

IN|Framez Technology have confirmed that PSVR update will be free for people who already own the game and that it will be available on launch day!

PS Store £6.19

Digital only.

Announcement trailer

Hyper Void artwork

PlayStation VR (PSVR) Compatible

Loading Human

PS Store not available yet.

Amazon £29.99

base.com £29.99

GAME £29.99

ShopTo £26.86

365games £26.99

GDC 2016 trailer

Radial-G Racing Revolved

Coming soon!  Possibility of launch (please be launch!).

PS Store

Trailer

 PlayStation VR Radial-G

Resident Evil 7 Biohazard

There are 3 versions of the game on the PS Store, plus the FREE Demo.  All versions for the PS Store require immediate upfront payment.

PS Store Base Game £49.99 – pretty self explanatory.

PS Store Survival Edition £52.99 – contains the base game plus an extra consumable items like health kits, instantly unlocked the ‘insanely difficult’ Madhouse mode and has a ‘mysterious lucky coin’.  No clues as to what the coin does yet.

PS Store Deluxe Edition £69.99 – contains the base game, everything from the survival edition, plus the season pass:

*Additional Content 1: Four Short Side Stories
*Addtional Content 2: One Additional Episode
*Addtional Content 3: One Additional Episode

Amazon £44.00
[dropped from £48.00 27/07/2016]

Argos £54.99

base.com £44.99

Gameseek £39.75

GAME £49.99

ShopTo £44.85

Tesco £44.00

Zavvi £49.99
[dropped from £54.99 27/08/2016 appear to matching Tesco]

365games £47.99

E3 2016 trailer  – Demo

PlayStation VR (PSVR) Compatible

Rez

Rez is now available on the PS Store, with a pre-order bonus customisable theme.
There is only going to be a limited run of physical Rez discs, which are available exclusively from iam8bit.

PS Store £24.99

iam8bit approx £37.08

Trailer

 PlayStation VR Rez Infinite

PlayStation VR (PSVR) Compatible

RIGS Mechanized Combat League

PS Store £49.99
[dropped from £54.99 27/08/2016]

£37.99 [physical disc] / £49.99 [digital download code]
[physical price increased from £38.00]
[physical price increased from £35.00]
[digital price dropped from £54.99 27/08/2016]
[physical price dropped from £49.99 11/08/2016 appear to matching Tesco]
[digital price dropped from £40.00 27/08/2016]

Argos £39.99
[dropped from £54.99 27/08/2016]

base.com £40.99
[increased from £39.99]

GAME £49.99

Gameseek £39.98

ShopTo £54.85

Tesco £44.00

Zavvi £54.99

365games TBC

E3 2015 trailer – Paris Games Week trailer 2015

PlayStation VR (PSVR) Required.

Robinson: The Journey

PS Store  not available yet.

Amazon TBC

Argos £54.99

base.com not available yet.

GAME not available yet.

Tesco N/A

Zavvi N/A

365games not available yet.

Trailer – Dev diaries

PlayStation VR (PSVR) Required.

Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Released on 29/11/2016.

PS Store £49.99

Amazon £49.99
[dropped from £59.99 19/09/2016]

Argos N/A

base.com £39.99

GAME £49.99

ShopTo £44.85

Tesco N/A

Zavvi N/A

365games not available yet.

E3 2016 trailer

Star Wars Battlefront

Standard game available now!

The X-Wing VR Mission is going to be a free update for anyone who already owns Star Wars Battlefront.  For some reason shop are selling X-Wing as a separate product which is much more expensive that buying Battlefront.

PS Store £24.99
[increased from £19.99 25/09/2016]

Amazon £21.90

Argos £24.99

base.com £20.99

GAME £19.99
[dropped from £21.99 08/09/2016]

Gameseek £25.96

ShopTo £21.85

Tesco £20.00

Zavvi £21.99

365 Games £21.99

Star Wars Battlefront X-Wing VR Mission

PS Store not available yet.

Amazon £59.99

Argos N/A

base.com £39.99

GAME £49.99

Tesco N/A

365games TBC

E3 2016 trailer

No image available yet

Super Stardust Ultra VR [bundle with standard game included]

Standard game available now!

PS Store £15.99

Amazon £14.00
[dropped from £15.99 27/8/2016]

Argos £15.99

base.com £15.99

GAME £15.99 [base game alone is the same price!!]

Gameseek £13.98

ShopTo £15.85

Tesco £14.00 
[dropped from £15.00 16/08/2016]

Zavvi £15.99

365games TBC

Super Stardust Ultra [Upgrade to VR Game]

PS Store £7.99

Screenshots and thoughts

PlayStation VR (PSVR) Compatible

Tekken 7

PS Store not available yet.

Amazon £42.00

Argos £44.99
[dropped from £54.99 11/08/2016]

base.com £39.99

GAME £49.99

ShopTo £42.86

Tesco £42.00

Zavvi £44.99

365games not available yet.

E3 2016 trailer – 17 minutes of gameplay

PlayStation VR (PSVR) Compatible

Trackmania

Standard game available now!

Developers Ubisoft have confirmed that every track will be playable in VR.  Eurogamer have confirmed it will be a free patch made available on November 8th.

PS Store £15.99 on sale instead of £29.99 until 05/10/2016
[dropped from £19.99 24/08/2016]

Amazon £22.95
[dropped from £24.99 11/08/2016]

Argos £24.99

base.com £26.39

GAME £31.42
[increased from £24.99 08/09/2016]

Gameseek £26.65

Shopto £34.85

Zavvi £24.99

365 Games £28.49

PlayStation VR (PSVR) Compatible

Tumble VR

PS Store £7.99

Amazon Digital Code £7.99

GAME £7.99

Announcement trailer

PlayStation VR (PSVR) Required.

Until Dawn: Rush of Blood

PS Store £15.99

Amazon £14.99 physical / £15.99 digital
[dropped from £15.99 27/08/2016 physical]

Argos £14.99
[dropped from £54.99 27/08/2016 physical]

base.com £49.99

GAME Disc £15.99 / Download code £15.99

Gameseek £13.98

ShopTo £15.98

Tesco £14.00 
[dropped from £15.00 11/08/2016]

Zavvi £15.99

365games TBC

Trailer

PlayStation VR (PSVR) Required.

VEV: Viva Ex Vivo

Standard game available now!

Truant Pixel have confirmed there will be a PSVR update and that it will be free for people who have already purchased the game.  The entire game will be playable in VR, including the extra levels.  However the extra levels are not required to get the VR update.

PS Store base game £3.99 / game + extra levels £11.49 / extra levels without the base game £7.99

Digital only.

Announcement trailer

 VEV: Viva Ex Vivo artwork

PlayStation VR (PSVR) Compatible

Volume: Coda

Standard game is available now, VR update is going to be a free download.

PS Store £14.99

Digital only.

Launch trailer –  E3 livecast 2016 – PS Blog

 volume smaller

PlayStation VR (PSVR) Compatible

VR Worlds

PS Store £29.99
[dropped from £34.99 20/08/2016]

Amazon Disc £24.00 / Download code £34.99
[dropped from £28.00 11/08/2016]
[dropped from £29.99 on 27/27/2016]

Argos £24.99
[dropped from £29.99 29/08/2016]

base.com £29.99 disc

GAME Disc £29.99 / Download code £34.99

Gameseek £39.98

ShopTo £29.86

Tesco £24.00 Thanks DaRe_ViPeRzZXx 🙂

Zavvi £29.99

365games TBC

Trailer

PlayStation VR (PSVR) Required.

PlayStation 4 Games with Bonus VR Content

Deus Ex: Mankind

PS Store £49.99

Amazon £32.99
[dropped from £42.00 19/09/2016]

Argos £42.99

base.com £34.85

GAME £47.99
[increased from £44.99 08/09/2016]

The Game Collection £36.95

Gameseek £36.94

ShopTo £32.85

Tesco £42.00

Zavvi £36.99

Digital Deluxe Edition

PS Store £79.99

Collectors Edition

Amazon TBC

GAME £109.99

Steelbook

GAME £49.99 – GAME say this is exclusive.  Doesn’t seem to be, just expensive!

Zavvi £39.99

Announcement trailer

Final Fantasy XV VR

PS Store not available yet.

Amazon £42.00

base.com £39.99

GAME TBC

ShopTo £39.86

Tesco £42.00

365games TBC

E3 2016 trailer

Rise of Tomb Raider

PS Store £44.99

Amazon £39.99
[dropped from £49.99 19/09/2016]

Argos £39.99

base.com £39.99

GAME £49.99

Gameseek £36.97

ShopTo £39.86

Tesco £48.00

Zavvi £39.99

365 Games £39.99

20 year celebration trailer

Rise of Tomb Raider Collector’s Edition – ShopTo Exclusive

ShopTo £89.86

20 year celebration trailer

Tomb Raider Anniversary Collectors Edition

PSVR Required, Compatible or Bonus Content

I have tried to mark whether or not the require PSVR, are PSVR compatible or just have PSVR bonus content.  It is not always 100% clear so if you think something isn’t right, please get in touch using the form at the bottom of the page.

As far as I know, PSVR required means it can only be played with PSVR.  PSVR compatible means it can be played with PSVR or on a TV too.  Bonus content means the bulk of the game is a standard game played on a TV, but has some additional VR features, content or mini game.

How pre-orders are taken

Amazon, GAME and base.com don’t take payment until around the time they are due to be dispatched.  PlayStation store doesn’t normally take payment until two days before release, however it does take payment for a few games like Bound up front.  It will warn you in yellow writing and at the checkout if this is the case.

Amazon offer a pre-order price guarantee, but it only applies to themselves.  So if the price is lowered after you order the game and before it is dispatched, you will pay the lower price.

Argos, Gameseek, Tesco and Zavvi take payment up front.  Gameseek, Tesco and Zavvi do offer a pre-order price promise, but it is only against their own products and only on the final release day price.  Zavvi’s price promise doesn’t apply if used with a discount code.  Argos do not offer a price promise.  The downside of this is it’s harder to cancel if the price drops somewhere else now between now and release.

Comments?  Corrections?  Missing games?  Get in touch 🙂