At Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2016, Sony confirmed that it will be launching the PlayStation VR on Oct. 13 with a price tag of $399. The Japanese tech giant also confirmed that it will be releasing more than 50 game titles by the end of 2016 for PlayStation VR.
The Sony PlayStation VR is a stand-alone device, but users also need to have additional devices to use it such as a PlayStation Camera that costs around $60 and PlayStation Move controllers that is priced at $25. This brings the cost of the device to around $500. Users are also required to have a PlayStation 4 gaming console, PC World reported.
The Sony PlayStation VR features a 5.7-inch OLED display panel that offers a resolution of 960 x 1080 pixels per eye. It offers a refresh rate of 120 Hz and 90 Hz. It is equipped with sensors like accelerometer and gyroscope. The field of view supported by Sony PlayStation VR is 100-degress with a latency of less than 18ms. For connectivity, it features an HDMI port and a USB port.
Sony will be rolling popular gaming titles for the PlayStation VR. Some of them include “Resident Evil 7”, “Final Fantasy XV”, “Batman: Arkham VR” and “Star Wars Battlefront: X-Wing VR Mission.” The game titles are expected to cost around $9.99 to $59.99 in the U.S.
The Japanese company has announced a new controlled that is named as VR Aim built for immersive gaming experience while playing FPS games. Fairpoint will be the first game to carry support for it.
A PC needs to have Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or a Radeon R9 290 to support VR. However, the PlayStation 4 does not offer such specs. Hence, it is not clear how well the PlayStation VR will run on the existing PS4 gaming.