Sony has finally revealed the release date and price of one of the most awaited Virtual Reality headset. Sony has announced that its PlayStation VR headset will be released in October this year.
PlayStation VR enthusiasts were patiently waiting for Sony to announce its release date and price. Sony cleared up the questions today during a presentation the 2016 Game Developer Conference in San Francisco.
PlayStation VR: Price
Along with its October release news, Sony also shared PlayStation VR’s price. PlayStation VR will cost $399 in the U.S. and CAD $549 in Canada. Other competitors Oculus and HTC are selling their VR headsets Oculus Rift and HTC Vive at $599 and $799 respectively. Comparatively PS VR’s price is much cheaper than both.
Both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive require a compatible high-end PC while Sony’s PlayStation VR will support Sony’s PlayStation console. Those who already own a console will not have to spend-in extra money.
With PlayStation VR, the future of gaming is almost here.
PlayStation VR: Tech Specs
The tech specs of PS Vr includes a 5.7-inch OLED screen which is capable of displaying games at up to 120 FPS and has a resolution of 1920 x RGB x 1080 (960 x RGB x 1080 per eye). Field view will be approximately 100 degrees and latency is less than 18ms.
Its refresh rate is 120Hz and 90Hz depending on the experience. There are 360-degree tracking sensors and nine LEDs on the front for a separate PlayStation Camera to track.
Gamers will be able to use DualShock 4 controller and PS Move wands to interact with games.
PlayStation VR: 160 Games Under Development
Andrew House, President and Global CEO, Sony also thanked fans for keeping patience as PlayStation VR was previously supposed to be released in first half of 2016. “PlayStation VR represents a transformative experience in gaming, and we wanted to take the time needed to launch with a broad variety of content and a sufficient supply of hardware,” said Andrew in a blog entry.
We are beyond excited to deliver to consumers the amazing experience that PS VR offers.
Andrew House also confirmed that there are more than 230 developers currently developing content for PlayStation VR. There are more than 160 games currently being developed exclusively for PlayStation VR. Andrew expects to have more than 50 games available from launch in October until the end of the year.