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PlayStation House: Try PlayStation VR at SXSW 2016


Kristin Ferrito's Avatar Posted by on Mar 09, 2016 // Brand Activations Manager

We’re heading down to SXSW, and we’re bringing some good ol’ fashioned PlayStation fun! From March 16th to 18th we’re taking over Bar 96 on Rainey St, transforming it into the PlayStation House.

PlayStation House at SXSW

Planning to be in Austin? Stop by to catch amazing performances from artists like The Chainsmokers, Transviolet, Jack Garratt, BJ the Chicago Kid, Yo Gotti, and many more live on the PlayStation Music Stage.

Note: SXSW badge required.

Don’t forget to grab a glass of Sweet Candy — the limited edition craft brewed by Austin’s own Hop & Grain — while watching college ball in the PlayStation Vue Hoops Bar. Oh, and the games! What would the PlayStation House be without a few games? Get there early for your chance to upgrade to VIP and experience PlayStation VR.

PlayStation House at SXSW

Can’t make it to Austin? Don’t worry, we got you! Watch artist interviews and performances, and catch a first look at an upcoming EPIX Original Comedy Special, Noted Expert: Michael Ian Black, as well as a sneak peek at the new season of Archer on FX – both premiering on PlayStation Vue in the coming months.

Visit Live.PlayStation.Com or download the Live Events Viewer app on your console to join us. Streaming March 17th to 18th from 7:00 PM to 2:00 AM CT.

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+ zaccidental on March 9th, 2016 at 1:02 pm said:

Thanks Kristin, YOU ROCK!


+ Gorvi on March 9th, 2016 at 1:04 pm said:

And here I thought this was a post about Andrew House changing his name. ;)


+ FearMonkey on March 9th, 2016 at 1:08 pm said:

I’d love to try PSVR but you know where I can’t go? SXSW.

You know where I can go? San Diego Comic-Con. Please show up there this year. It sucks that only Microsoft and Nintendo show up there now. PlayStation represent!


+ JimTheHuman on March 9th, 2016 at 2:19 pm said:

“Get there early for your chance to upgrade to VIP and experience PlayStation VR”

Im going on Thursday, but how likely will it be that I can actually try VR?


+ Jaxzz280 on March 9th, 2016 at 3:18 pm said:

I’ll be in Austin during SXSW but I will not purchase a SXSW Badge. Is there a chance that I will still be able to show up to this event?


    + Develongevity on March 10th, 2016 at 1:04 pm said:

    Yes. This event is being held at a bar away from the convention center. No badges or access passes required. You should also know the SXSW Gaming Expo at the convention center and the SXSW Gaming awards at the Hilton hotel Saturday night (March 19th) are open to the public as well. No badges required.


+ Xcaligamer1 on March 9th, 2016 at 3:33 pm said:

I understand why psvr wasn’t at pax south but grrr….I don’t wanna go to hippie town for this


+ JMBlakk on March 9th, 2016 at 3:43 pm said:

YO GOTTI THAT LAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    + Jaxzz280 on March 9th, 2016 at 3:45 pm said:

    It’s all about that Cousin Stizz bruh


+ death_nation100 on March 9th, 2016 at 6:33 pm said:

No a single person will bring a glass of candies.


+ Hakumen__ on March 10th, 2016 at 8:18 am said:

Considering how poorly Sony has treated other hardware, including the PS Vita, PS TV, PS Move and the PS4 Camera, I think it’s a terrible idea to think they are actually committed with the PS VR.

If it doesn’t take off as well as they expect I’m sure they will ditch it in two years or less.


+ LEFT__4__DEAD__2 on March 10th, 2016 at 10:47 am said:

I will love to buy PS VR. :)


+ Lacerz on March 12th, 2016 at 10:09 am said:

That looks like a good time!


+ DwayneW1987 on March 12th, 2016 at 10:54 am said:

Is a purchased badge required???


+ thepozmonster on March 14th, 2016 at 9:10 am said:

Can you give us more info on how the VIP system works? Like, about what time is ‘early’ enough?


+ Burmecian_Rat on March 15th, 2016 at 12:56 pm said:

I thought this had something to do with Playstation Home. Colour me rather disappointed… :(

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