PlayStation Giving Away 3 PSVR Games to Celebrate the Headset's 5th Birthday

Sony is giving away three free PlayStation VR games to PS Plus members next month in celebration of the headset's fifth birthday. As part of the celebrations, it also revealed the most-played PSVR games of all time.

In a post on the PlayStation Blog, the company says that PlayStation Plus members will be able to get their hands on the free games as of November. "To celebrate this PS VR milestone, we wanted to give a special thank you to PlayStation fans," reads the blog post. "Starting in November, PlayStation Plus members will get three PSVR bonus games for no extra charge."

Sony hasn't yet revealed what three games that fans will be able to download on their consoles but does note that those interested should "stay tuned for more details" that will be announced as part of the PlayStation Plus update in the next few weeks.

Elsewhere in the article, Sony noted which PSVR-compatible games had seen the most playtime over the last five years. Featuring very few surprises, the list of the most-played games globally on the headset comprised Rec Room, Beat Saber, PSVR Worlds, Skyrim, and Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. Sony did note that data collected excluded playtime for Playroom VR and that when ranked by region, Firewall: Zero Hour managed to sneak into the list ahead of Resident Evil 7 in North America.

Celebrations aside, Sony doesn't look set to be moving away from the medium anytime soon. Earlier this year, it was officially announced that the company is working on a PSVR 2, which reportedly could include a 4K display, eye tracking, haptic feedback, and more. Following its headset announcement, the company then gave fans a first glimpse at the PSVR 2's new controllers, which have been designed to fit around the user's hands and include finger tracking technology as well as a number of other features such as haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.

While the PSVR 2 is yet to receive an official release date, there's still plenty of upcoming PSVR content to look forward to in the meantime – including games such as Wanderer, After the Fall, and Zenith: The Last City. So, if you don't currently own a PS VR, it may still be worth taking advantage of the free games coming next month and adding them to your library anyway – you know, just in case.

Jared Moore is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.


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