Thanks to BoxVR, PlayStation VR owners can now get virtually fit.

FitXR just launched their PlayStation VR version of BoxVR. This was an award-winning, boxing-inspired workout game that has been available for a bit already in Early Access via Steam and Oculus. This PlayStation VR release ups the number of included songs from 45 to 110 and includes some additional features. It is available starting today for $29.99 (USD).

Those of you who own the Early Access release on PC need not worry. The Steam and Oculus versions will leave Early Access later this week and will include all of the new features and content present in the PSVR version.

If you're going to use this, or any other game, to exercise, be sure to bring a towel. The VR headset, no matter which platform you may choose, is going to get a bit moist.

Described as “Guitar Hero meets studio boxing workout,” and a Top-40 best-selling VR game on Steam in 2018, BoxVR places the player in a virtual gym, with the goal of throwing, dodging and deflecting an array of punches, parries, and other moves set to music. Scoring is based on finesse and timing, as well as intensity of movements, rather than sheer strength.

Unlike fitness games of the past, BoxVR was designed in partnership with a team of professional fitness instructors boasting more than fifty years of combined experience, and features a wide range of choreographed, rhythm-based workout routines as increasingly challenging levels. It also tracks calories burned and other aspects of performance by session, day, week, etc.

“I’ve worked on a lot of games over the past 20 years, from Batman Arkham Asylum to LittleBigPlanet, and BoxVR has been the most rewarding to design and build,” said Mark Stephenson, Head of Game Design at FitXR. “For PSVR we’ve tripled down on one of the big reasons BoxVR has been such a hit with Steam and Oculus users: the breadth and depth of the content, enabling players of all kinds to mix and match songs and routines to suit their specific tastes and workout intensities.”

New features and content in the PSVR adaptation of BoxVR include:
  • 50+ New Music Tracks have been added, bringing the total at launch to 110. Ranging from Hip-Hop to Disco, the music tracks are designed to synch with BoxVR’s dozens of choreographed routines.
  • 11 New Choreographed Routines brings the current total to 45 – all scripted by FitXR’s team of personal trainer consultants – and covers all category of user from couch potato to triathlete.
  • New Trophy System (including Platinum Trophy) tracks user progress and celebrates various milestones (calories burned, punches thrown, etc.).
  • New MyWorkouts Feature allows players to build custom playlists from among the 110 available tracks. Combined with the extensive library of routines, players can create an almost infinite variety of unique workouts.
  • New UI and Environments add polish and pizzazz before, during and after workouts.