Virtual Reality is now a thing, thanks to PlayStationVR, and it looks like it might just come to a galaxy far, far away...
Earlier this week, we got a short Star Wars VR game teaser called Star Wars Trails On Tatooine. You can see the teaser below. The next day the new PlayStation VR headset, formerly known as Morpheus, was released for preorder. Amazon has limited the sale of the headset to one per customer, so they must be expecting it to be a huge hit. The first thing that came to mind was how cool Star Wars Battlefront would look in VR and then the next day we had confirmation that the enormously successful Battlefront will indeed be getting the VR treatment.
If you listen to the TSW After Darkside podcast you'll have heard that this week I demoted my PS4 in favour of the PS3 (for home theatre reasons) but I did say that I have decided to keep the PS4 for one reason: PlayStation VR. Now, I'm not a big gamer, I'm a casual gamer at the very best, but I am a big home cinema fan. Do you see where I'm going with this?
The PlayStation VR headset has an OLED screen which would make a superb personal cinema. I have yet to hear I of this is possible, but imagine playing Star Wars The Force Awakens on BluRay and watching it on your PlayStation VR with a decent set of surround sound headphones. The Force Awakens, reportedly, comes with an IMAX mode for the Jakku Escape sequence which was filmed specifically for IMAX theatres. Why couldn't the PlayStation VR serve as an IMAX screen in your home, wit ha virtual screen literally four stories high! This, ahead of any Star Wars Battlefront remix, ahead of No Mans Sky (which Steve keeps banging on about) even ahead of a VR version of Call Of Duty (which would be bloody awesome!), would sell me on PlayStation VR. Imagine getting to see The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Returns in all their IMAX glory in your home, even if you're in you're own bed! Could this be the secret future of Virtual Reality? I hope so. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.