Sony revealed PlayStation VR will launch in October 2016 and will be priced $399.99 in the US, £349.99 in the UK, and €399 in Europe at a special keynote presentation at the Game Developers Conference 2016.
The basic package does not include the required PS4 camera (needed for positional tracking) nor any PlayStation Move wand controllers. In North America however, there will be a PlayStation VR bundle with both the PS4 camera and a PS Move wand controller, according to Sony Computer Entertainment President of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida. No price has been given for the bundle yet.
Sony announced more than 230 developers are working on projects for PlayStation VR. Over 50 games are expected to be released for PlayStation VR between the launch in October and the end of 2016. PlayRoom VR, containing 6 mini-games, will be available as a free download at launch.
The full list of launch games and their developers:
Eagle Flight (Ubisoft)
EVE: Valkyrie (CCP Games)
Headmaster (Frame Interactive)
Rez Infinite (Enhance Games)
Wayward Sky (Uber Entertainment)
RIGS: Mechanized Combat League (Sony Computer Entertainment World Wide Studios)
Tumble VR (SCE WWS)
Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (SCE WWS)
PlayStation VR Worlds (SCE WWS)
A Star Wars: Battlefront VR experience is in-development from DICE and EA.
One particularly cool feature is called Cinematic mode, which allows users to experience non-VR content on a huge virtual screen, like a virtual home theater. Videos and standard PS4 games will be compatible with Cinematic mode.
360-degree photos and videos captured by omnidirectional cameras will be playable on PlayStation VR.
Screen Size: 5.7"
Resolution: 1920xRGBx1080 (960xRGBx1080 per eye)
Refresh Rate:120 Hz, 90 Hz
Sensors: 360 Degree Tracking / 9 LEDs
Field of View: Approximately 100 degrees
Latency: Less than 18 ms
Controller: Dual Shock 4 or PlayStation Move
All the contents in the box of PlayStation VR:
PlayStation VR Contents List:
VR headset × 1
Processor unit × 1
VR headset connection cable × 1
HDMI cable × 1
USB cable × 1
Stereo headphones × 1 (with a complete set of earpiece)
AC power cord × 1
AC adaptor × 1
How are you feeling about PlayStation VR now? Content with the price-point?