[Update] Earlier today, the UK retailer GAME announced that they would be charging people to try out PlayStation VR in its stores around the UK.
Upon posting this article, we didn’t really know why. Since that time, GAME has provided EuroGamer with the following statement, revealed that they are charging for PlayStation VR demos in order to provide “dedicated staff” members for the demos.
Here’s the statement that they provided:
Our pay-to-play PlayStation VR experience is a GAME-led initiative. The cost to use the in-store PS4 pod is entirely refundable for customers that go on to buy either the headset or a PS4 console. The payment allows us to ensure that we have dedicated staff manning the PlayStation VR pods who have been fully trained to adhere to best practice demo guidelines.
The demos are intended to give our customers access to one of the most exciting new gaming technologies in 2016 and provide them with the opportunity to get a feel for VR before they commit to buy.
Update Source: Eurogamer
[Original Story] The UK retailer Game has today announced that it will be providing demos of the PlayStation VR headset to customers in its stores across the UK.
But those demos come at a catch.
You will have to pay to use one of the units in a Game store in order to try out one on the PlayStation VR headsets.
It will be priced at £5 for a 10-minute demo or £15 for a 30-minute demo.
Game announced this news with the following tweet:
— GAME Bromley (@GAMEbromley) October 22, 2016
It’s pretty strange to charge people and it’s actually quite costly, however, if you want to try out a PlayStation VR before purchasing, it might be worth the price tag.