GAME Levels on Decision to Charge Users for In-Store PlayStation VR Trial
UK retailer GAME has responded to criticism levelled against its pay-to-play PlayStation VR trial scheme, claiming that the premium price ensures “dedicated staff” oversee the in-store pods.
As relayed by Eurogamer, the statement goes on to reveal that the program is a “GAME-led initiative,” indicating that the high-street chain implemented the scheme on its own accord without any input from Sony. The price breakdown means curious shoppers have to fork out £5 for a 10 minute session with PSVR or, alternatively, £15 for 30 minutes.
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.
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