Iron Man VR Is Getting a New PSVR Bundle and a Free Demo

Iron Man VR Is Getting a New PSVR Bundle and a Free Demo

If you've already got Sony's VR solution, you can suit up real soon.

Twice delayed and now cruising toward what seems like a firm release date, Iron Man VR's launch for PlayStation VR is set for just over a month from now. As the biggest PSVR release of 2020 and perhaps the set-up's last hurrah on the PS4, it's fitting Sony is announcing a bundle that packs Iron Man VR in with all the accessories you'll need to play. For those who already have PSVR, they'll get a chance to don Stark's armor today.

At the PlayStation Blog, Sony runs down the details on the Iron Man VR bundle and the game's new free demo, launching later today. The bundle, launching alongside the game on July 3, will cost $349.99 and includes the headset, a pair of Move controllers, and the PlayStation Camera necessary in order to play. For those who already have all that—and you will need the Move controllers, as Iron Man VR isn't a DualShock game—today's demo release will include a handful of missions and an interactive cinematic set on Stark Jet. Completing the demo will unlock a special skin for the Iron Man armor in the main game.

Originally scheduled to launch in February, Iron Man VR was initially pushed back to a May 15 release date. In April, citing logistics concerns stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, Sony pushed back both Iron Man VR and The Last of Us Part 2 indefinitely. Now, Iron Man VR's July release date sits between those of Sony's two juggernaut PS4 releases for the summer: The Last of Us Part 2 and Sucker Punch's Ghost of Tsushima.

It's worth noting that if you're more excited about the next-gen than Sony's slate of releases for PS4 console, buying a PSVR now might be a sound purchase even with the PS5 around the corner. A year ago, Sony's Mark Cerny told Wired that current PSVR hardware works with PS5.

Recent patent filings suggest that Sony is working on new VR tech, but for the time being the current version of PSVR will be your only way to live out your Tony Stark fantasies in VR. PSVR might not have some of the experiences a high-end PC or Oculus Quest can get you, but it's currently the only platform where Sony titles like Astro Bot Rescue Mission live alongside VR breakouts like Beat Saber.

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Mathew Olson


Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

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