Sony’s Virtual Reality showcase for the driving genre has been given a release date with just under a month until the launch of PlayStation VR. Evolution Studios’ final title ‘DriveClub VR’ will reach PlayStation 4 owners worldwide on October 13 2016, following an announcement from the Playstation Twitter account.
The game will retail for $39.99/€39.99, with a hard copy available for purchase in shops alongside the digital version you can pick up from the PlayStation Store. If you decide to buy the game digitally and own the Season Pass from the original DriveClub release, you will get an (unspecified) discount as confirmed by Paul ‘Rushy’ Rustchynsky. It’s a good-will gesture for those who own the vanilla version of the game, which will be receiving the new tracks being added to the VR version.
Content won’t be light in the immersive DriveClub spin-off, which will feature 80 cars from the original game and 114 track variants — including 30 that have never been playable before. These 30 are most likely different versions of the 5 new urban tracks that were confirmed in the initial game announcement. A full car and track list is yet to be confirmed — although with launch so soon, we most likely won’t know until release.
With the disappointing news of GT Sport not launching in 2016, Driveclub VR is the only exclusive racing title PlayStation fans have to look forward to for the remainder of the year. Being a VR-only title, this obviously doesn’t mean much to those not seduced by the new tech, but for those who’ve pre-ordered the PSVR, DriveClub VR looks to be a good purchase to realize the potential of the headset.