PlayStation VR Releases in October 2016 for $400, Get the Details

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PlayStation VR is essentially ready for your home, and for $400, you can have your very own. It launches in October 2016.

At that price point, the PlayStation VR is the most affordable of the non-mobile virtual reality headsets, which is probably why it is selling like hotckaes. It's priced at £349 in the UK, €399 in Europe, ¥44,980 in Japan and AU$550 in Australia. The Oculus Rift and $HTC Vive by comparison cost $600 and $800, respectively, and both require fairly high-end computers to run optimally. Sony told attendees at a private GDC session that there are over 230 developers currently working on content for the headset, and expects 50 supported games to be released between October and the end of 2016. One of those games is a special PlayStation VR version of Star Wars Battlefront, which will be available for free. As for specifications, the headset features a 5.7 inch OLED screen with a resolution of 1920 x RGB x 1080 ( 960 x RGB x 1080 for each eye) and offers a field of view of approximately 100 degrees. Nine motion-tracking LEDs enable full 360 degree movement and less than 18ms of latency. When you buy the PlayStation VR, you get also get headphones, cables and an external processing box that plugs into your PS4. Unfortunately, it doesn't come packaged with a PlayStation Camera, which is needed and retails for about $60 in the United States. DualShock 4 controllers are supported, so you won’t need to spend more money on a set of Move batons. As well as games made specifically for the device, PlayStation VR can be used for standard PS4 games, movies and other content, which can be viewed on a virtual cinema screen at three different zoom levels -- very useful for when the TV is in use or you want a private experience. The video below says it all... Are you ready for virtual reality gaming?

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