PlayStation VR launching in October: Are you Ready for your Summer Lesson?
Sony PlayStation announced at the Game Developers Conference earlier today that the PlayStation VR will be launching in October later this year with a standard retail price of $399.
Known previously as Project Morpheus, PlayStation has been at the forefront of VR development, going head to head with the Occulus Rift and Vive. The final consumer version of the PSVR will include the items below:
A PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Camera is required to run PSVR, each sold separately. The gadget is also compatible with the PS Move controller from the previous generation (also sold separately).
PSVR would also allow one to play standard PS4 games and videos in virtual cinema. In fact, they will be updating the Media Player app to support 360 photos and videos. Over 200+ developer studios are on board for PSVR, with Sony’s Japan Studio bringing Playroom VR, and Sony London coming up with PlayStation VR Worlds. EA DICE will also be bringing a Star Wars Battlefront PSVR title soon, while Bandai Namco has the highly anticipated Summer Lesson game in the works as well. Here is a list of some of the Japanese developers currently on board the PSVR train:
Here is the trailer for PlayStation VR Worlds:
PlayStation Asia has yet to reveal the local pricing for the PSVR, but has acknowledged (via their Facebook page) that a formal announcement will be made soon.
Here is the announcement trailer, along with sneak peeks of confirmed PSVR titles: