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New PlayStation VR video attempts to woo you with technical prowess

Sony has released a new video detailing the various selling points of its upcoming PlayStation VR gaming headset for PlayStation 4.

If you’re a fan of flashy numbers and all kinds of specs, then you’ll be pleased to know that Sony’s virtual reality gaming headset supports such features as 5.7″ OLED display and 1920xRGBx1080 resolution (960xRGBx1080 per eye). Sold yet? Check out the video below.

PlayStation VR is scheduled for release in the first half of 2016, and while a price has yet to be confirmed, Sony has indicated that it will be positioned similarly to that of a new games console. The device currently has around 50 titles in development, and the latest reports suggest it requires an external processing unit—something which is conspicuously abscent in the above video. Tekken 7 and Gran Turismo Sport are among the latest games confirmed to support PlayStation VR. 

PlayStation VR was previously known under the working title Project Morpheus, and was announced at GDC in March 2014. It wasn’t long before industry analyst Michael Pachter chimed in on the subject, describing the device as a ‘really bad move for Sony.’ Initial skepticism pointed out that Sony has backed failed tech in the past with PlayStation Move and 3D gaming, although the company has insisted its foray into virtual reality gaming won’t follow the same path. We went hands-on with PlayStation VR earlier this year, so be sure to find out what we thought in our dedicated feature. 

Are you looking forward to PlayStation VR? Do you think it’ll be another flash-in-the-pan effort such as 3D gaming? Or do you feel it will have a big impact on the way we play games? Sound off in the comments section below.