E3 2016: Sony Announces Release Date for PSVR

Get ready to go 360 degrees this October. 

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During their E3 2016 press conference, Sony revealed the PlayStation VR would be releasingo on October 13 for $399.

Up to 50 games will reportedly be available on the peripheral between its release date and the end of the year, and many of these games will be smaller experiences cut from larger franchises. 

Among these, Batman, Final Fantasy, and Star Wars Battlefront will all be available, among many others. Additionally, Sony unveiled Resident Evil 7 would be fully playable in VR, along with Detroit: Become Human

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    June 13, 2016 6:48 PM

    Cassidee Moser posted a new article, E3 2016: Sony Announces Release Date for PSVR

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      June 13, 2016 10:06 PM

      Have they announced a release date for the PS4 Neo? Is it coming out after PSVR?

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        June 14, 2016 12:27 AM

        I think I saw March 2017 somewhere. It was going to be later this year, but it slipped a bit.

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        June 14, 2016 6:26 AM

        They said exactly zero about Neo and said they weren't going to say anything going into E3.

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        June 14, 2016 6:56 AM

        Pretty much after they heard about Scorpio and the rumored specs, Sony tapped the breaks on Neo. Speculation on the internet is that Sony wants it to be a good step ahead of MS and when Scorpio looked like it be at least even with Neo, they pulled it back. I assume that may need they'll spend some time tweaking the specs to see if they can put anything out to market it as still superior. But, it's pretty late to try make any hardware changes and still make a 2017 date.

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          June 14, 2016 7:01 AM

          This is what I suspect as well. Since it's a x86 architecture, they can change specs and not have to worry about alienating developers outside of the shorter window to develop for.

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            June 14, 2016 7:04 AM

            I can't help wonder,thought, if Sony isn't shooting themselves in the foot by putting out their VR solution on the regular hardware, while MS is doing it on Scorpio. That seems like the better play. Yeah, they'll be a year behind Sony, but I gotta believe the VR experience will be better with the higher spec hardware being the default. This assume MS let's devs make VR only games and not have to make a VR game be playable w/o the headset. For VR to have it's best chance, that kinda needs to happen.

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              June 14, 2016 7:14 AM

              VR's problem isn't which hardware you use. The problem is there isn't a killer app yet. There is NO REASON to spend $$$$ on VR because it doesn't offer anything.

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                June 14, 2016 7:15 AM

                Nothing at all? Then why are they making it?

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                  June 14, 2016 7:16 AM

                  To create a new market to increase revenue over the next decade.

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                    June 14, 2016 7:17 AM

                    Without offering anything? Then how will they sell it if doesn't offer anything? It just an empty box?

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                      June 14, 2016 7:21 AM

                      This is the current problem with VR.

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                        June 14, 2016 10:19 AM

                        This is the case for every new console release as well. It's a non-issue. The killer apps will inevitably arrive.

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          June 14, 2016 7:18 AM

          The GB guys implied that the devs they have talked too are a bit cranky about the Neo and the way Sony was handling it. That's why the MS presentation about Scorpio was so fascinating. The video featured a ton of prominent developers for major titles. MS, at least, seems to have the studios on board with this generation-less console evolution of the Xbox.

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            June 14, 2016 7:20 AM

            That seems plausible. Wonder if Sony is guilty of getting to big for their britches.