At this year’s annual Game Developers Conference, Sony has presented a device what many have long been awaited of. With the launch date and price, Sony during the keynote announced PlayStation VR peripheral, confirming that the virtual reality gaming concept will launch this October month for $399, which is almost $200 less than its main rival/competitor, the Oculus Rift.
Sony’s Andrew House made the announcement in San Fransisco, and also said that 50 games will be released for PlayStation VR between October and the end of the year, 2016. Missed to say about the Playroom VR, which will also be offered as a free download for all PS VR owners at launch.
Priced at $399 US dollars Sony’s PS VR is as cheaper than buying an Oculus Rift or HTC Vibe, which actually set to launch for $600 and $800, respectively. Make a note of this that PlayStation VR is fully compatible with all existing PS4 consoles available in the market, meaning that you don’t ever need to have own a powerful PC in order to play PSVR games.
Revealed the specifications of Sony PlayStation VR system. It will feature a 5.7-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080p )which counts: 960xRGBx1080p per eye). The refresh rate will be 90 at 120hz with sensors that have equipped with 360-degree tracking via nine LED lights. Expect a field view of approximately 100 degrees, with a latency of less than 18ms. This machine arriving shortly will support DualShock 4 and PlayStation Move controllers.
Told to audience right now about this, that PSVR has 234 developers working on it, which Sony’s includes smaller developers and bigger studios. The October release time frame is to ensure that developers have the exact proper time to develop games for the machine, not to mention that it needed to manufacture the number of peripherals required t meet the consumer base on demand. Users can undoubtedly expect up to fifty PS VR games by the end of this year, one of which will be VR Star Wars: Battlefront title that’s exclusive to Sony.
You can use a DualShock 4 controller to play games, but a camera is still required, making PSVR cost a tad more than $399. Notably that it doesn’t include a PlayStation camera or Move Controller, even still, the machine is much more affordable than its two big competitors. Sony may become one of those followers bring VR to the masses this October, but it still remains to be accompained if virtual reality gaming is something that truly become mainstream by year’s end.