One of the biggest videogame events on the UK calendar for the public to attend is EGX, held at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), in Birmingham. Last years event saw the UK public debut of the HTC Vive and PlayStation VR, with Oculus Rift also on show and this years show looks to feature another stellar line-up of virtual reality (VR) technology. Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has confirmed the PlayStation VR head-mounted display (HMD) will be there, but to guarantee a go the company will be launching a registration process.
Going live at 4pm GMT today, EGX 2016 visitors will be able to go to the TryPSVR website to pre-book a demonstration session. SIE will also be offering a number of walk up demos but these spaces will be limited and if you really want to try PlayStation VR at the event you’re best to book.
SIE hasn’t yet confirmed how many titles will be at the show but racing simulator Gran Turismo Sport will be there for keen racing fans of the series.
Tickets for EGX 2016 went on sale in February and while many have sold out there are still some available. Day tickets are still available for the Thursday, Friday Saturday and Sunday, but the early entry tickets for each of those days are sold out. Also sold out are the multi-day tickets which allowed entry over two consecutive days.
EGX 2016 runs from 22nd – 25th September, just over two weeks before the worldwide release of the PlayStation VR. The headset itself retails for £349.99 GBP with the PlayStation 4 Camera and PlayStation Move controllers sold separately.
With the PlayStation VR launch on 13th October it’ll be the last of the main three HMDs to arrive this year, as Oculus Rift and HTC Vive launched a few moths ago, but SIE’s headset will be the only one compatible with a console rather than PC.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of PlayStation VR, reporting back with any further announcements.