Sony’s Virtual Reality driving title, Driveclub VR launches October 13th, 2016 and will be one of the first driving titles to be compatible with the soon to be released, PlayStation VR headset. The release date was recently announced via the official Playstation Twitter account. DriveClub VR, created by the Cheshire based Evolution Studios, will be the last title the studio produces before merging with Codemasters.
DriveClub VR will hit the PlayStation Store, as well as bricks and mortar stores, with a recommended retail price of $39.99/€39.99. As we reported in our article from August 17th, there will be more than 80 cars in Driveclub VR! To compliment the original circuits in the title, the VR version will include several new circuits and variations of said circuits, boosting the number of drivable tracks to 114.
Players purchasing the game digitally and who are already in possession of a Season Pass from the original DriveClub game, will receive an as of yet undisclosed price reduction. Paul Rustchynsky confirmed as much with a reply to a Twitter question posed on Codemasters’ Twitter page.
Q: Free upgrade for owners of the original game ? A: No, but there will be a discount for season pass owners. (Paul Rustchynsky)
The way things are shaping up, DriveClub VR will be the only official racing title released this year that will be compatible with Sony’s PlayStation VR headset when it is released. Reason being, the only other announced VR supported racing title, Gran Turismo Sport, has been delayed until some time in 2017. Hopefully the promise of racing in VR on the Playstation will entice players into giving DriveClub VR a try. Playstation owners that have pre-ordered a headset, will have at least one official VR-only racing title to test the potential of the new headset.