PlayStation VR debuts featuring 10 non-gaming experiences.
Virtual reality isn’t just for gaming, and Sony wants to make that perfectly clear to potential owners of their brand new VR headset. The infamous hardware manufacturer has announced a line-up of ‘experiences’ and ‘video services’ designed to provide a more passive form of entertainment for PlayStation VR users.
Below is a list of the 10 titles including the official descriptions from Sony. A few of these we’ve experienced before in their earlier stages such as the short film Invasion! and Within, but some of these have never been seen before by the public:
David Attenborough’s First Life VR
Alchemy VR’S First Life takes you on a journey of discovery to the Cambrian Oceans of 540 million years ago as David Attenborough reveals the dawn of life – and introduces you to the earliest inhabitants of an amazing marine world.
Harmonix Music VR
Unlock the virtual reality potential of your music collection and see your favorite songs in incredible new ways.
Add your chosen tunes to a USB stick, plug into your PS4 and let Harmonix Music VR conjure a unique visual projection to fit the rhythm – including a transforming alien beach, a psychedelic kaleidoscope, an artistic 3D canvas and an intense VR dance party.
Littlestar VR Cinema
Plug into the leading entertainment network dedicated exclusively to virtual reality, 360 degree video and fully immersive experiences, featuring the best content from channels like ABC, Showtime, Discovery, Nat Geo, A+E, Disney and more.
Transport yourself to a magical realm using the mystic arts of tarot and astrology, brought to life in a beautiful handmade, Gothic style.
Cocos Shark Island
Travel 240 miles off the coast of Costa Rica in the heart of the Pacific Ocean to the incredible Cocos Island – described by legendary explorer Jacques Cousteau as “the most beautiful island in the world”.
This tropical ecosystem is a mecca for schools of exotic fish – and hungry sharks. Join a team of research scientists as they dive into this underwater paradise at feeding time to observe 360 degrees of this thrilling event produced by the team at Alchemy VR.
Journey to a city in the clouds in this VR movie of love and sacrifice, featuring a stirring soundtrack and hand-crafted visuals.
Atomic Ghost Fleet
In Alchemy VR’s Atomic Ghost Fleet, descend into the remote tropical waters around the Bikini Atoll and come face to face with an undisturbed marine world of extraordinary shipwrecks.
Become part of an animated alien invasion movie starring Ethan Hawke that was shown at the Cannes, Tribeca and Toronto film festivals.
Discover the finest VR storytelling from a range of creators within a single app, from tales of imagination to incisive documentaries.
Explore a whole host of VR channels and stream video from a diverse range of categories and trending content.
So there you have it. If you’re looking to put the controller down and enjoy VR rather than participate, then these are the right experiences for you.