When's the release date, what's the price, and what are the specs for the upcoming PlayStation VR?
It's no surprise that people are freakin' pumped for PlayStation's VR.
Right now, the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are the two big players occupying most of people's virtual time, but come October 2016 PlayStation's virtual reality is set to make its debut in the headsets of eager customers.
Here's a breakdown of PlayStation VR's release date, pricing, games, and specs, so you can get even more excited about discovering the world of PSVR in your living room!
Sony's virtual reality is set to be released on October 13th, 2016 (so mark your calendars)!!!
PSVR's Basic bundle is priced to start at $399USD (€399, ¥44,980), but Sony has recently announced a VR Launch bundle that costs $499 USD if you want everything you need to jump right into VR gaming. With the Launch bundle, you get two PlayStation Move controllers, the PlayStation Camera and PlaySation VR Worlds game disc!
You need a PlayStation Camera to play VR, so if you don't want to spring for the bundle (but seriously, it's only $100 more so why not?!) then you can get the PlayStation Camera on its own for around $50.
With its 5.7 inch OLED display, 100-degree field of view, ability to be used with glasses and sleek, futuristic look, PSVR's headset is comfortable and lightweight tech designed to make your VR experience as kick-ass as possible!
The headset, weighing in at just over 12 ounces, is built with a quick release button for easy slip-on and off access. Unlike other VR headsets, you don't need to struggle and tug to pull the PSVR on and off; just press a button and you can slide in and out of your virtual world.
With the whole PSVR package, you get a processor unit, a VR headset connection cable, and HDMI cable, a USB cable, an AC power cord and an AC adaptor. You also get a pair of stereo earbud headphones to immerse yourself into your virtual universe.
The headset delivers around 960 x 1080 resolution per eye at 120 frames per second, and is tethered to the PSVR box with a cable that plugs directly into your PS4.
You can use a DualShock 4 controller (around $60) or a pair of PlayStation Move wand (around $30) to play your games. If you pre-order the Basic bundle, you'll need to either have your own Move controllers, or invest in a pair — and you'll definitely want them. We cannot repeat this enough, the only things that come with the Basic PSVR bundles are the headset and cables.
Of course you could opt for the PlayStation VR Launch bundle which includes two PlayStation Move controllers if you want the whole package.
Other Fun Facts
- There are over 230 developers currently working on games for the PSVR.
- PlayStation VR Worlds is available with the PSVR Launch bundle.
- There are a ton of games that are exclusive, or time exclusive, for the PSVR.
- PlayStation VR has the highest refresh rate (120Hz) of all VR systems currently available.
So, you pickin' up a PSVR?
With all the facts and prices available, will you still be picking up your PSVR, or will you pass? Let us know in the comments below!