Meet the guys behind RIGS - PlayStation’s VR debut – at Cambridge’s first VR e-sports event


23-11-2016

The Centre for Computing History is all set to host Cambridge's first VR E-Sports Event next Tuesday (29 November).

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Visitors on the evening will be able to experience the PlayStation Pro and PS VR.

With RIGS: Mechanized Combat League, Sony and Guerrilla Cambridge have created a game that's half team-sports and half first person shooter for this PlayStation VR debut.

Sony’s obsession with brightly coloured futuristic visions has been evident since the original PlayStation launched with techno-speed racer Wipeout. There are parallels between Wipeout and RIGS. Wipeout took advantage of the original PlayStation's 3D and enhanced pixel-pushing power, while RIGS is a first-person shooter adapted to work in virtual reality.

Centre Director, Jason Fitzpatrick said: “If you haven't yet experienced the amazing PlayStation Virtual Reality headset this is your chance! For this special night, we'll have eight PlayStation Pro game consoles out with six configured in a multiplayer RIGS Mechanized Combat League set-up.

“The guys from Sony and Guerrilla Cambridge, Gareth and Matt (pictured), will be here to talk about this incredible game and their thoughts on the future of gaming now that VR has created new possibilities for immersive gameplay.”

This presentation will be followed by an e-sports gaming event with six rounds of six players each with around 15 minutes of RIGS game play. Guerrilla staff will be commentating and game play will be projected on to the big screen. The winners of each round will enter the final with a chance to claim the title and win a signed copy of the game and T-Shirt.

For those who don’t enjoy competitive gameplay there will be more PlayStation VR set-ups available to use. In addition, there will be other related machines from the museum’s collection including the Nintendo Virtual Boy.

Please note that this event not suitable for children under the age of 12; the PSVR is not for use by children within this age range.

Spaces for this event are limited, so booking is required at computinghistory.org.uk

 

The Centre for Computing History

Established in 2006 and based in Cambridge, the Centre for Computing History is a charitable heritage organisation with a strong focus on learning. Much more than a museum, it hosts hands-on exhibitions, learning workshops and a wide range of events to make the history of personal computing relevant and fun for all ages.

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For further information please contact:
Elaine Symonds
Email: Elaine@computinghistory.org.uk
Tel: 01223 214446 M: 0733179293

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The Centre for Computing History was established to create a permanent public exhibition that tells the story of the Information Age.

The Centre for Computing History