Sony have announced the PS4 VR release date and its cost. Sony have announced during its keynote at the annual Game Developers Conference that the PS4 VR will cost $399 or £349. The PlayStation VR is designed to work with Sony’s PlayStation 4 console and it will accommodate more than 50 games by the end of the year. That price point is $200 lower than competitor Oculus Rift (not forgetting the mega PC you will need to buy taking it up to $1500+) and less than half of the $900 HTC Vive.
The PS4 VR release date has been disclosed as well, scheduled in for October 2016. A prime time to gather momentum for the Christmas run in. However, how will it be impacted by arriving months after PC-based headsets from Oculus VR and HTC. The Oculus Rift will begin shipping in late March, while HTC’s Vive is looking likely to arrive in April.
Games that are set to be available include Star Wars : Battlefront, EVE: Valkyrie, RIGS Mechanized Combat League, Robinson: The Journey, SUPERHYPERCUBE, Headmaster and Wayward Sky. Although dates have not been set at this point.
In an interesting development Sony stated that it will allow other players to participate in games by creating two images: one for the headset, and another for for a TV. Now frankly there is clearly a gap there. The end we are waiting for is the interaction with other VR headsets. Does this mean two headsets can’t use the same console (if you’ve got the cash lying around)?