PlayStation VR Worlds
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|
|Developer(s)||SIE London Studio|
|Publisher(s)||Sony Interactive Entertainment|
|Producer(s)||Tom Handley, Andrew Jamison|
|Genre(s)||Video game compilation|
- 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.
SIE London Studio was the game's developer. It was officially revealed in March 2017. 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. The game was released on October 13, 2016 as a launch game for the virtual reality headset of PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR.
The game received mixed reviews according to review aggregator Metacritic. London Heist was commonly named by critics as one of the game's best levels. Ocean Descent was also praised, though many critics noted it as a "passive" experience. Scavengers Odyssey was heavily criticized for inducing motion sickness. The game's lack of replayability and expensive price were also criticized, with Chris Carter from Destructoid calling the title a "paid demo".
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