Sony has announced its PlayStation VR will be launched in October this year. The VR will be available for USD 399, which is Rs 27,000 approximately. Sony had earlier planned to launch the VR in the first half of the year but evidently the launch has been delayed. Also Read - Samsung and LG confirm presence at in-person CES 2022Also Read - E3 2021: What is it, entire schedule, how to watch livestream for free, what to expect
“That is a bit later than the timeframe we previously stated, and I want to thank everyone for their patience and continued support we wanted to take the time needed to launch with a broad variety of content and a sufficient supply of hardware,” said Andrew House, President and Global CEO, in a blog post. He also revealed that more than 230 developers are developing content for PlayStation VR.
Sony expects about 50 full games will be ready for PlayStation VR when it launches in October this year. The company has promised to continue to expand the catalog after the launch.
As far as the specifications go, the final commercial version of the PlayStation VR comes with a 5.7-inch full HD OLED display with 120 Hz refresh rate and 100 degree field of view. It comes with HDMI and USB connectivity and sensors such as Accelerometer and gyroscope. Currently, the PlayStation VR will work with PlayStation 4.
Sony s PlayStation VR comes at a time when major technology companies such as Facebook, Samsung, Apple and Google are heavily investing in the virtual reality segment. Facebook has already showed its intent after acquisition of Oculus. According to reports, Google is also building a new virtual reality headset won t depend on a smartphone, PC or game console.
Sony s PlayStation VR will compete against the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. At $399, the PS VR is more significantly costs lesser than the HTC Vive, which is priced $799 (Rs 54,000 approximately), and even Oculus Rift is which is priced at $599, Rs 40,000 approximately. While the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift need high-end PCs to work, the PlayStation VR works with the PS4, which is available for $299, Rs 20,000.