GDC 2016: SONY's PlayStation VR (PS VR) will launch in October for $399. Sony today at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) announced that PlayStation VR (PS VR), a virtual reality system that takes the PlayStation 4 (PS4) system to the next level of immersion, will launch from October 2016 in Japan, North America, Europe and Asia, at manufacturer's suggested retail price of 44,980 yen, $399 USD, €399 and £349.
GDC 2016: SONY's PlayStation VR (PS VR) will launch in October for $399
The PlayStation VR system has a Cinematic mode, which lets users enjoy a variety of content in a large virtual screen while wearing the headset. Supported content for the Cinematic mode includes standard PS4 games and videos as well as variety of PS4 features including Share Play and Live from PlayStation.
Users will also be able to enjoy 360 degrees photos and videos that are captured by devices such as omnidirectional cameras on PS VR via PS4 Media Player, which will let them feel as if they are physically inside the captured scene.
SONY PlayStation VR specifications:
Product name: PlayStationVR
Product code: CUH-ZVR1series
Release month: October 2016
Recommended Retail Price: 44,980 yen, $399 USD, €399 and £349
External dimensions: VR headset: Approx. 187×185×277 mm (width × height × length, excludes largest projection, headband at the shortest)
Processor unit: Approx. 143×36×143 mm (width × height × length, excludes largest projection)
Mass: VR headset: Approx. 610g (excluding cable)
Processor unit: Approx. 365g
Display Method: OLED
Panel Size: 5.7 inches
Panel Resolution: 1920×RGB×1080 (960×RGB×1080 per eye)
Refresh rate: 120Hz, 90Hz
Field of View: Approximately 100 degrees
Sensors: Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer)
Connection interface: VR headset: HDMI, AUX, Stereo Headphone Jack
Processor unit: HDMI TV, HDMI PS4, USB, HDMI, AUX
Processor Unit Function: 3D audio processing, Social Screen (mirroring mode, separate mode), Cinematic mode
Included: VR headset x 1, Processor unit x 1, VR headset connection cable x 1, HDMI cable x 1, USB cable x 1, Stereo headphones x 1 (with a complete set of earpiece), AC power cord x 1, AC adaptor x 1