PlayStation VR demo

PlayStation VR celebrates its first year

While Virtual Reality technology has been around in one form or another for decades, it still feels rather new. That’s because it wasn’t until headsets like Sony’s PlayStation VR arrived that the potential of VR and gaming really came together. Have you been curious about experiencing video games in virtual reality? With this tech you really need to try it in order to fully appreciate what a huge step it is for gaming.

The great news is Best Buy is giving you the opportunity to try PlayStation VR as part of its PlayStation VR Demo Days. Don’t pass up this amazing opportunity!

(Note: demo participants must be 12 years of age or older.)

Go for a drive in Gran Turismo Sport

The biggest game being shown off at Best Buy’s PlayStation VR Demo Days is Gran Turismo Sport. This is the latest sequel to Sony’s best-selling racing franchise and it’s coming to PS VR. The racing simulation game comes out the same day as the start of the event, on October 17th. PlayStation fans can jump into the driver’s seat and go for a test drive all in incredible, immersive VR!

During the demo you’ll be equipped with a PlayStation VR headset, a PS4 Wireless DualShock 4 controller, and headphones. You’ll be racing on a real track and will be able to see 360-degree around you at all times. That means you can look to side to see cars attempting to pass you, or even look behind you. You’ll feel the rush of high-adrenaline racing right from the eyes of the driver―you!

Where are PlayStation VR Demo Days happening?

PlayStation VR Gran Turismo

On October 17th, Best Buy is bringing a premium demo sled of Gran Turismo Sport to five locations across Canada. Here are the participating stores:

  • Heartland – 1 – 6075 Mavis Road, Missisauga, ON, L5R 4G6, Canada
  • Edmonton South – 9931 19th Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB, T6N 1M4, Canada
  • St. James – 810 St. James St., Winnipeg, MB, R3G 3J7, Canada
  • Laval – 1560 Boulevard Le Corbusier, Laval, QC, H7S 1Y8, Canada
  • Kingsway – 6200 McKay Ave., Unit 200, Burnaby, BC, V5H 4L7, Canada

 

Many other Best Buy stores will have PlayStation VR Demos (albeit without the Sled) at various times between October 17th and December 9th. Click here for a list of stores and dates in your area:

PlayStation VR Store Demo Dates and Times

Not only will you get a chance to try out PlayStation VR in-store but you can also get any questions you have answered. Reps will be there to give you more information about virtual reality and PlayStation VR!

The future of PlayStation VR

As someone who has been enjoying PlayStation VR over the last year I can definitely say there tons of incredible experiences waiting for you. Games like Farpoint, Star Trek Bridge Crew, and RIGS are truly amazing to play in VR.

As for the future of PlayStation VR, from what I saw at E3 the future looks bright. Supermassive Games is working on The Inpatient, a spooky prequel to their hit game Until Dawn. They’re also working on Bravo Team, which is a fully immersive first-person shooter playable in co-op. Bethesda is also supporting PSVR in a big way with Skyrim VR and Doom VFR coming soon. There are many more exciting VR games coming down the pipeline too, so stay tuned!

PlayStation VR really is the next generation of gaming and I highly encourage you to check out the demos at Best Buy!

See you in virtual reality!

1 COMMENT

  1. I was very excited to see that Best Buy will be offering VR demos as I’ve been waiting for an opportunity for my kids to try out the VR before committing to buying it for them. Unfortunately, it appears that demo days aren’t being offered in NL for some reason…hoping Best Buy will reconsider that decision and include us on the list as well!

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