Playroom VR brings the party to Playstation VR

SINGAPORE - The arrival of the Playstation VR is fast approaching. With the revolutionary headset slated for release within the first half of 2016, the Playstation VR can host a number of immersive titles in different genres; from action to horror. Many of which players can try at Playstation’s booth at Gamestart Asia.

One game in particular aims to bring together friends and family through fun, local multiplayer mini games. Based on the original Playroom game, Playroom VR is an entertaining family friendly title that introduces the Playstation VR to gamers of all ages.

The mini games include everyone in the living room and encourage them to participate even without having to use the VR headset using Playstation 4’s dual shock controllers. Nicholas Ducet, Creative Director and Producer of Playroom VR, describes the entire game as a “party game” that provides unique experiences to the VR user, and TV users.

This is achieved by giving the VR user a different viewpoint from those using the controllers. Ducet’s team is able to balance the fun between the VR user and the TV users by making it an interactive experience for everyone.

Fans attending GameStart Asia will get to play two of the six mini games from Playroom VR: Cat and Mouse, and Monster Escape.

CAT AND MOUSE. An entertaining game where the VR user is the antagonist cat, and the TV users are the adorable mice. Photo by Nadine Pacis.

CAT AND MOUSE. An entertaining game where the VR user is the antagonist cat, and the TV users are the adorable mice. Photo by Nadine Pacis.

 

With Cat and Mouse, the VR headset user gets to play the role of the antagonist cat, peering through curtains to catch the tricky mice collecting cheese from the kitchen floor.

Meanwhile, Monster Escape turns the VR headset user into a monster bashing through a metropolis, while TV users try to run away. After a destructive chase, TV users turn the tide and attempt to hit the monster back. The VR user must literally dodge the objects being thrown at them to win the game.

Winners are treated to a satisfying reward, punishing the losers shortly after the match. These scenes also provide unique viewpoints for the players.

The concepts of the games may be simple, but its simplicity makes the game entertaining for a group of friends or a family looking for some lighthearted fun. Ducet explains that going for games with classic themes makes them more relatable to both core gamers and casual gamers. The games are familiar and easy to understand so it will not take much effort for casual players to enjoy.

Playroom VR will be released along the same time as the Playstation VR’s launch, but no word yet on whether the game will be bundled with the headset. – Rappler.com