Sony has officially unveiled the price, release date, and specifications for the PlayStation VR headset at the PS VR event during the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2016.
Andrew House, President and Global CEO, Sony at the event said what to expect from the PS4 headset later this year. He confirmed that the PlayStation VR will be available for consumer use in October and cost £349.99, less than both its rivals – Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
House also commented on late arrival of PS VR, “The the annual Game Developers Conference in full swing, I’m pleased to give you an exciting update on PlayStation VR.
Today, we are announcing that PlayStation VR will release in October of this year for a recommended retail price of £349.99/€399.99.
That is a bit later than the timeframe we previously stated, and I want to thank everyone for their patience and continued support.
PlayStation VR represents a transformative experience in gaming, and we wanted to take the time needed to launch with a broad variety of content and a sufficient supply of hardware. We are beyond excited to deliver to consumers the amazing experience that PS VR offers.”
Sony confirmed that the standalone PlayStation VR headset will be launching in UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Australia, New Zealand, Poland, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Russia and Czech Republic, in October 2016.
As for the price breakdown for different locations, the PS VR will cost $399.99 in the US, €399.99 in Europe and £349.99 in the UK and 44,980 Yen in Japan. As for India, it will be available fir Rs. 40,000 when it hits the store shelves in the country. Pre-orders for the headset will be up across the select countries starting March 16.
The key specifications of the PS VR include the following:
- Display: OLED
- Screen size: 5.7-inches
- Resolution: 1920xRGBx1080 (960xRGBx1080 per eye)
- Refresh rate: 120Hz, 90Hz
- Sensors: 360 degree tracking/9 LEDs
- Field of view: approximately 100 degrees
- Latency: less than 18ms
- Controller: DS4, PS Move