Almost 1 MILLION PSVR Sold Units

Sony has revealed that 915 000 PSVR units have been shipped to stores.

Their goal is to sell 1 million units within a half year on the market. PSVR has been released October 13 and these numbers are from February 19. With 2 months left, Sony could very well reach the goal.

‘FALLOUT 4 VR’ Is Shaping Up Nicely

Fallout 4 VR is “going great”, according to Bethesda Softworks studio boss Todd Howard.

There’s a lot of work to be done, but it’s super exciting. We are doing the whole game,” he told Glixel of Fallout 4 VR.

You can play it start to finish right now, and the whole thing really works in terms of interface and everything.

He also menitoned the Pip-Boy interface and the V.A.T.S. which Howard decribed as “awesome” in VR. The slower pace of the game is an advantage compared to other shooters and everything with the development works just fine but there are issues with the locomotion, which is the hardest thing to carry into effect and the main reason to why we don’t get to play the VR version of the game right now.

Locomotion is definitely the hard part, I will admit. Given the size of the world and the amount that you’re moving in Fallout 4 that part is tricky because you’re doing it a lot,” he said.

Right now we’re doing the teleport warp thing and that’s fine, but we’re experimenting with a few others.

These experiments might show up in the final version, aiming to give players travel mode of their choice.

Fallout 4 VR was announced at E3 2016 and estimated to take 12 months to be fully developed. The most popular rumor is that it may be released during E3 this year. Either way, we keep our fingers crossed and rather have Bethesda tackling bugs and glitches so that we’ll get a polished and a worthy VR experience.

MY THOUGHTS ON SAMSUNG GEAR VR

I would like to mention that I’ve never before had any VR experience. My encounter with the Gear VR was the first.

I have been sceptical about VR, failing to see the possibilities and mostly because I’ve been focusing on gaming, and there aren’t a lot of full fledged games to choose. Resident Evil 7 on PSVR was the only full AAA- game available for the VR fanatics. Dirt Rally also got an update which allows players to gear up their VR headsets (PSVR) and hit the road.

But what I know think has the brightest future are videos and movies. The demo that I tested in the Samsung store was showcasing the Earth from space. I was instantly taken away from this reality and thrown into another. It was amazing.

The Gear VR uses Samsung mobiles in order to render the visuals and is also using the phone battery to charge up.

A representative told me that there is a store for videos, games and everything VR related. I found this site: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/gear-vr/, but I will return to the store for more info. He also told me that there are full movies that are being produced for the gadget and that Netflix has started to support it.

I also saw the Gear 360, which is a camera that records videos in 360 degreees. I saw some of these(videos) on Youtube, but failed to recognize the magic behind. Gear VR has a tag price of $150 or 150 EUR and the camera costs $350 or 350 EUR.

For what is worth it, you should at least try it if you have the possibility to. The price tag is within reach and most probably during fall or winter, I will start shooting my own 360 movies and upload them on Youtube. The Gear VR is a must and won’t hurt the wallet.

NOTE: 5/5
The 360 video of the Earth seen form space was amazing and I will remember the experience just as I remeber my first PC or my first PS2 console.

VALVE Is Developing Three VR Games

Valve CEO Gabe Newell has told Eurogamer that the company is currently working on three VR games.

While he did not specified which these are, he told that they are not ports of existing games. The platform will be VIVE and the three will be full games to be released through Steam.

So far only Resident Evil 7 is a full game that can be played on VR and it averages at 8 to 10 hours. One game that could really hype folks up is Half Life 3, but then again: will it happen?

‘JOHN WICK CHRONICLES’ Hits VR

John Wick is back! John Wick Chronicles lets you play as the legendary assassin John Wick, allowing you to pick up his iconic weapons and head into the world of hired guns – all in virtual reality.

The John Wick Chronicles are available now on Steam VR for 19.99$.

PSVR Sells More Than OCULUS RIFT And HTC VIVE Combined In UK

While there are no official figures, data tracker GfK has worked out that PlayStation VR about to sell more units than the combined forces of both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive here in the UK.

“Early UK sales of PlayStation VR indicate it is already approaching the combined installed base of HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Initial PlayStation VR game sales are also positive with eight or nine boxed releases featuring in the Official UK Top 40 games chart (week ending Saturday 15th October 2016),” said GfK director Paul Simpson.

“Our survey shows that initial reactions from owners of PlayStation VR are positive,” he adds. “Some told that the experience surpasses expectations, and for many it is a talking point with their friends. Others believe the VR gaming experience to be a solitary one, but have been pleasantly surprised by social elements of VR gaming.”

This should not come as a surprise keeping in mind that PS has a stable fanbase in UK (around 3.5 million PS4 units sold).