To celebrate the launch of its new PlayStation VR headset, Sony threw a pretty snazzy launch party which we here at LevelCamp got to attend in person. Be sure to watch the video above to see how it all went down at Sony’s event.
In the video, you can see the layout of the event’s showroom floor as well as plenty of footage of fans giving the PlayStation VR a try for themselves. We got to briefly chat with PSVR’s senior research engineer Richard Marks who was kind enough to give us a rundown of the PSVR’s specs before hitting up Sony’s senior vice president Eric Lempel, who expressed his excitement over the many new possibilities which the advent of virtual reality opens up.
Lempel also acknowledged that virtual reality is still a foreign concept for many potential consumers, even more foreign than standard consoles and games, so Sony made sure to put a strong emphasis on providing actual demoing opportunities for the PlayStation VR headset, both at the launch event at through other events throughout the country.
Be sure to stick around towards the end of the video when we quiz a few friendly victims/volunteers on whether a unique phrase is the title of a PlayStation 4 exclusive game or the name of a city in Europe (the answers might actually surprise you). Lastly, we got to chat with the lucky (and very patient) fan who managed to purchase the first PlayStation VR headset. He had nothing but good things to say about the launch event, though he was lamenting the prospect of having to suffer through work the next day while his shiny new PlayStation VR awaited him at home.
Stay tuned for more coverage of the PlayStation VR in the near future! We hope you enjoyed this inside look at the launch event for what is no doubt one of the most highly anticipated new pieces of VR hardware on the market.