Today, during GDC 2016, PlayStation held a short presentation to discuss everything related to its upcoming PlayStation VR (Virtual Reality) peripheral for the PlayStation 4.
The biggest announcement to come out of the event was that we now have a release month and price for the virtual reality unit. PlayStation VR will launch in October 2016 and will cost $399.
At $399, PSVR will be the cheapest of the three “main” Virtual Reality units coming out in 2016 (Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PSVR). That being said, there is a caveat to the above mentioned price. With just the base unit, you’ll be able to enjoy media and numerous things in VR, but in order to play games, you’ll also need the PlayStation Camera (Currently $44 on Amazon). As games continue to be released, some will require you to use the PlayStation Move controller as well. Sony President Shuhei Yoshida has said that a bundle with everything included will be available at launch in North America.
That’s about it. There was a brief montage showing off some of the games as well. They also mentioned “theater mode” which will allow users to play a plethora of PS4 games using the VR headset … which is pretty cool. You can see what all comes in the box in the picture below.
So, have you caught the VR bug yet? If so, does the price point (and ease of use) make PSVR attractive to you? Let us know in the comments below.