The PlayStation 4 didn’t really need an ace up the hole, considering its position in the market right now. But it does have one, and it’s called PlayStation VR (or, formerly, Project Morpheus). While the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive lead the charge on the PC, PlayStation VR will be the first console VR solution, and we believe more information on it will be coming this very month.
Sony will be holding a VR themed event at the Game Developers Conference at San Francisco, which will be held the following week. We expect the release date to be revealed at this conference, but in case it doesn’t appear then, it should come no later than E3. Sony will no doubt give PlayStation VR its share of the limelight in its E3 conference this year. We expect the console to launch some time around, or before the Holiday 2016 season.
According to a Health and Safety notice for PlayStation VR, the VR headset is not meant for use by children under the age of 12. It also warns against motion sickness, nausea, disorientation, blurred vision and “other discomfort”. Also, remember to keep your pets away.
As for how much it’s going to cost – Andrew House, president of Sony Computer Entertainment, has said that the PlayStation VR might cost as much as a new console, and that should come at no surprise, considering the Oculus Rift will cost $599, and the Vive will cost a whopping $799, both prices exceeding any console on the market today.
One thing Sony does have going for them, though, is a powerful library of games. According to Sony, over 200 developers are building games for the platform, and the library will include everything from shooters to puzzlers to driving games, and so on. Have a look at this list of games that have been announced for the platform so far.
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