Sony Computer Entertainment used the Game Developers Conference today to make the announcement that its virtual reality system PlayStation VR (PS VR) will launch in October in Japan, North America, Europe and Asia.
They’ve also announced a price point of $399 US dollars. That’s significantly cheaper than rivals Oculus Rift ($599) and the HTC Vive ($799), both of which also require powerful PCs to run. The final, consumer version of PS VR includes an OLED display with a 5.7-inch screen, 1080p resolution, 3D audio, 360 degree tracking and latency of less than 18ms.
PS VR also has a Cinematic mode, which lets users enjoy a variety of content in a large virtual screen while wearing the headset. Supported content for the Cinematic mode includes standard PS4 games and videos as well as variety of PS4 features including Share Play and Live from PlayStation.
Currently more than 230 developers and publishers are working on PS VR software titles, from smaller independent teams to larger studios like 2K Games and Ubisoft, with more than 160 titles now in the works and over 50 games expected to be available on launch day. Additionally, Electronic Arts Inc., DICE and Lucasfilm are working on an all-new “Star Wars Battlefront” gaming experience only for PS VR.
Source: Sony Computer Entertainment