Next week is going to be one of the biggest weeks in gaming this year when Sony releases the PlayStation VR onto the market, making it the first VR headset for the eighth gen home consoles. Sega will be prepared for the device with their new Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live software for the PlayStation VR and the PS4.
The new concert app will launch on October 13th alongside the PlayStation VR. Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live will actually be a free app for Sony’s VR headset that will be downloadable from the PlayStation Network. However, in order to actually use the app you’ll need the stages, and this is where Sega will make some money.
Each stage for Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live will be $14.99 each.
The experience itself centers around players being able to witness Hatsune Miku in concert and will be able to move throughout the stadium and even step up onto the stage and get an up close and personal look at the virtual singer.
The basic app will come with seven concert songs, including the following.
• Love Trial by 40mP
• 1/6 – out of the gravity – by noa
• Satisfaction by kz
• Weekender Girl by kz & Hachioji P
• 39 by DECO*27 & sasakure.UK
• Cute Medley – Idol Sounds by Mitchie M
• Love Song by Lamaze-P
After three songs are played during the concert, players will then get to experience a special solo encore performance by Miku.
The entire thing is basically like an introduction into virtual reality. The base program being free will likely be enough to get a lot of takers interested in experiencing the new hardware and play-testing it on something just to get a feel for VR.
I’m going to assume that if the VR version of the game does well enough Sega might let loose stage packs. At $14.99 per stage it’s pretty steep, but if there are enough people willing to give it a go then I’m sure there will be no shortage of venues for the publisher to roll out for gamers to buy.
You can learn more about Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live by visiting the official website.