2016 might be the year that virtual reality finally landed in the hands of consumers, but it hasn't exactly had a raft of killer games to go with it. And that's one of the curiosities facing PlayStation VR. Will the games be enough?
Fortunately, there's an answer for those on the fence about the technology. Sony will be taking their VR headset around Australia later this year, giving gamers a chance to decide for themselves.
Ahead of the headset's local launch on October 13, Sony has arranged to tour the headset across Westfields in the ACT, New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland throughout September to November with a series of pop-up booths.
You'll have to register ahead of time if you want to try out the headset — or at least register for the opportunity to make a booking, at any rate. Once that's sorted, here's where and when you'll be able to try PSVR out:
Westfield Southland, VIC (10-11 September) Westfield Knox, VIC (17-18 Sept) Westfield Belconnen, ACT (24-25 Sept) Westfield Parramatta, NSW (8-9 October) Westfield Bondi, NSW (15-16 Oct) Westfield Chatswood, NSW (22-23, 29-30 Oct) Westfield Hornsby, NSW (12-13 November) Westfield Garden City, QLD (19-20, 26-27 Nov)
It's a bit of a bummer that Queensland shoppers won't be able to trial the PSVR in person until after the October 13 launch, but it will at least give some gamers an opportunity to try it on for size before Christmas rolls around. (And there should be a few more games available by then too, which is always helpful.)