PlayStation VR price, launch window announced

Today at GDC 2016, Sony announced a price and launch window for its PlayStation VR head-mounted display.


Today at a GDC 2016 presentation, Sony announced details for its PlayStation VR. The HMD will launch in October, for $399. 

A special version of Star Wars Battlefront will also be coming to virtual reality exclusively on PlayStation VR. Other planned PSVR-supported titles include Uncharted 4, The Last Guardian, and Horizon: Zero Dawn. Altogether Sony says 50 games will be supported on PSVR between launch and the end of the year.

It will include Playroom VR, a newly-minted version of the demo software, for free. Plus, a "cinematic mode" will let you play any existing PlayStation 4 game or watch Netflix using it. Details on other entertainment options are said to be coming soon.

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    March 15, 2016 2:08 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, PlayStation VR price, launch window announced

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      March 15, 2016 2:27 PM

      is this completely standalone? does it connect to the playstation?

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      March 15, 2016 2:38 PM

      Sony says 50 games will be supported on PSVR between launch and the end of the year.

      Holy crap. Do they mean 50 *real* games? Or 45 tech demos and 5 games?

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        March 15, 2016 2:42 PM

        It's VR so everyone's gonna call it tech demos no matter what. Already happened to Vive's 50 launch titles

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          March 15, 2016 2:44 PM

          I dunno, a tech demo is something that is not decidedly a *game*, but instead a way to show off what VR can do. Like that roller coaster demo for the Rift.

          If Uncharted 4 supports VR no one could claim that's a tech demo. It would be fucking awesome if most Sony games shipped with VR support from here on out.

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            March 15, 2016 2:46 PM

            You need to rethink your ideas about this. Games on the ps4 will not work 1:1 with VR. They will have to have substantially down rezzed graphics since the system has to render twice as much. It's possible this support makes it, especially with ports that are also on PC, but I wouldn't count on it. This instead opens up a different tier of games that will not have the fidelity of current PS4 games but hopefully make up for it by being fun since graphics aren't the be all end all.

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      March 15, 2016 2:47 PM

      All I want to know is if no man's sky will support it

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