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October 13, 2021 07:11 pm GMT

PlayStation Plus Giving Away Three Extra PSVR Games In November 2021

To celebrate PSVR's fifth anniversary, PlayStation is giving PlayStation Plus subscribers three VR games in November, in addition to the month's usual offerings. PSVR is one of the few Sony gaming products outside of its home consoles to stick aroundlong-term, as the company is currently sunsetting PS Vita and even PS3 store support. Since PSVR's launch, PlayStation haskept its VR platform games library stocked as a successor headset for the PS5 has been in production.

ThePSVR 2 is officially in development,and whileSony has yet to reveal the actualheadset, it has shown off the peripheral's controllers. These will utilize PlayStation 5 DualSense haptic feedback and adaptive triggers and feature precise hand and finger sensors. Sony says it will be ready to speak more about PSVR 2 before 2021's end, but its been months since it confirmed the headset's existence.Rumors suggest thePSVR 2 headset willtarget a higher resolutionthan rival products like the Oculus Quest 2, as well as a wider field of view and other improvements over the original.

In a post on PlayStation Blog,Sony Interactive Entertainment'sIsabelle Tomatis announced PS Plus subscriberswill be able to download three free PSVR games in November, which will be offered as additional bonuses with the month's regular lineup. The freebies are part of the company's celebration ofthe fifth anniversary of PSVR's launch.However, which games will be given away to PS Plus members has yet to be divulged, but a graphic starringPSVR mascot Astro did revealRec Room, Beat Saber, PlayStation VR Worlds, Skyrim VR, and Resident Evil 7: Biohazardare the platform's most-played games to date.

The post also spotlights several PSVR developers, a few of which developedsome of 2021's best VR games. Many developers sayusing the headset has helped eliminate some of the problemsthey normally encounter duringproduction, like design and camera controls. One specific example was provided by Chandana Ekanyake from Outerloop Games, whoexplains how developing Falcon Age for PSVR required work with an actual falconer to make the game's animations accurate.

Sony has released several PSVR-enabled titles since the release of the PS5 in its monthly PlayStation Plus giveaways, including Star Wars: Squadrons. Adding three new games to PS Plusin November on top of the other unannounced games is likely a nice surprise for PSVR owners. Some could interpret the bonus offeringsas the companyreadyingto showcase PSVR 2, as it has alluded toat a few pointsthis year. If that's the case,this could be a prelude to knowing more about the next PlayStation headset and - with luck - when it will release.

Sonys PSVR support doesn't appear to be slowing five years on. Evidence of thiscan be found inPlayStation's recent acquisition of Firesprite, which has made several PSVR games in the past. While other companies are making headsets exclusively for PC,PSVR expandsthe reach of the technology tothe console market. With games like Half-Life: Alyx paving the way for the next jump in VR gaming, it can be expected Sony will find more ways to highlight PSVR and PSVR 2 in the near future.

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Source: PlayStation Blog

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