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PlayStation VR Worlds is a video game compilation developed by SIE London Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It was released in October 2016 as a launch game for the PlayStation 4's virtual reality headset PlayStation VR. The game includes five different experiences, including London Heist, VR Luge, Scavenger's Odyssey, Ocean Descent and Danger Ball. The game received mixed reviews upon release.

PlayStation VR Worlds
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Developer(s)SIE London Studio
Publisher(s)Sony Interactive Entertainment
Director(s)Russ Harding
Producer(s)Tom Handley, Andrew Jamison
Designer(s)Simon Hermitage
Artist(s)Joel Smith
Composer(s)Joe Thwaites
Platform(s)PlayStation 4
Genre(s)Video game compilation
Mode(s)Single-player

Contents

GameplayEdit

As a virtual reality game, PlayStation VR Worlds features five different experiences, including the following:[1]

  • London Heist: It is a first-person shooter in which the player controls a mobster who is tasked to steal a diamond.
  • VR Luge: In VR Luge, the player character leans on a street luge sled and slides down a highway while evading other vehicles.
  • Scavenger's Odyssey: Players explore a sci-fi location using vehicles and defeat aliens using the Scavenger beam and pulse cannons
  • Ocean Descent: The player character descends to the depth of the ocean and observes different marine wildlife.
  • Danger Ball: Danger Ball is a sports game in which the player avatar uses their head to hit a ball.

DevelopmentEdit

SIE London Studio was the game's developer.[2] It was officially revealed in March 2017.[3] Prior to the game's announcement, Ocean Descent (formerly known as Into the Deep), London Heist and VR Luge were created as tech demo for the PlayStation VR. Only the London Heist level allows the use of the PlayStation Move controller.[4] The game was released on October 13, 2016 as a launch game for the virtual reality headset of PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR.[5]

ReceptionEdit

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
Metacritic59/100[6]
Review scores
PublicationScore
GameSpot6/10[1]
IGN6/10[7]

The game received mixed reviews according to review aggregator Metacritic.[6] London Heist was commonly named by critics as one of the game's best levels.[1][1] Ocean Descent was also praised, though many critics noted it as a "passive" experience.[7][1] Scavengers Odyssey was heavily criticized for inducing motion sickness.[8][9] The game's lack of replayability and expensive price were also criticized, with Chris Carter from Destructoid calling the title a "paid demo".[10]

LegacyEdit

The London Heist level was expanded by London Studio into a full game named Blood & Truth, which was released on May 28, 2019.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Thang, Jimmy (October 5, 2016). "PlayStation VR Worlds Review". GameSpot. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  2. ^ Hillier, Brenna (March 15, 2016). "PlayStation VR Worlds bundles five experiences from SCEE London". VG 247. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  3. ^ Gibson, Brynley (March 15, 2016). "PlayStation VR Worlds unveiled for PS4, from London Studio". PlayStation Blog. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  4. ^ Leone, Matt (March 16, 2016). "PlayStation VR Worlds: An action movie minigame collection". Polygon. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  5. ^ Orland, Kyle (October 13, 2019). "We played 14 PlayStation VR launch titles". Ars Technica. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  6. ^ a b "PlayStation VR Worlds Review". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  7. ^ a b Stapleton, Dan (October 5, 2016). "PlayStation VR Worlds Review". IGN. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  8. ^ Scammell, David (October 5, 2016). "Don't play PlayStation VR Worlds' Scavengers Odyssey after eating". VideoGamer.com. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  9. ^ "The PlayStation VR games that made us sick". GamesRadar. October 24, 2016. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  10. ^ Carter, Chris (October 5, 2016). "Review: PlayStation VR Worlds". Destructoid. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  11. ^ McCarthy, Cate (April 2, 2019). "Blood and Truth Shows How Far VR Has Come, But Maybe Not in the Way You Might Think". USgamer. Retrieved May 6, 2019.