PlayStation VR launching in October

Game Developers Conference 2016 is in full swing, and Sony has kicked off the event with a bang in the form of a major announcement.

The company announced that its virtual reality headset, called PlayStation VR, will launch in October of this year. The device will run $399, which is cheaper than the Oculus Rift ($600) and HTC Vive ($800). The specs of the device can be found below.

  • Display: OLED
  • Screen Size: 5.7″
  • Resolution: 1920xRGBx1080 (960xRGBx1080 per eye)
  • Refresh Rate:120 Hz, 90 Hz
  • Sensors: 360 Degree Tracking / 9 LEDs
  • Field of View: Approximately 100 degrees
  • Latency: Less than 18 ms
  • Control: Dual Shock 4 or PlayStation Move
  • Audio: 3D

The device is an add-on to the PlayStation 4, and won’t work as a standalone device. It will require for the console and the PlayStation Camera. That being said, there is sure to be a lot of interest from fans as virtual reality in gaming becomes an actual reality where we’re ready for it or not.

Sony also claims that 230 developers are working on content for the device. Whether they are VR-specific games or add-ons to already-released console titles remain to be seen. That information should come out as the launch day gets closer.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to Sony.