Sony Names Their Price for PlayStation VR

Coming in October.

playstationvrincludesAt the Game Developers Conference, Sony Computer Entertainment has at long last announced pricing and the time of release for their much-anticipated virtual reality interface, the PlayStation VR.

Arriving in October 2016, the suggested retail price will be $549, a bit of a jump from the $399 those in the States will be paying. For this, you’ll receive… er, everything pictured at right, including the PlayStation VR headset, headphones, some other cables, and some square things sporting PlayStation logos on them.

In case you hadn’t guessed, their PlayStation.Blog post isn’t very descriptive or enlightening on the matter.

They do reveal, however, that they have more than 230 developers on board to create new experiences for the device, and are looking at having some 50 titles released between its October launch and the end of the year, covering a wide range of creators from smaller independent studios to triple-A publishers. Personally, I would not be surprised to see a new Call of Duty that takes advantage of the new hardware, but nothing seems to have been announced yet on that front.

Right out of the box, though, all new PlayStation VR owners will be able to download The Playroom VR for free. Fresh from Sony’s own Japan Studio, The Playroom VR seems to be a tech demo consisting of six games playable with friends and family, “demonstrating why we believe VR can also be an impactful experience when it’s shared.”

Now that you know the time and the price, are you interested in becoming one of Sony’s own VR troopers?

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David Oxford is a freelance writer of many varied interests. If you're interested in hiring him, please drop him a line at david.oxford (at) nyteworks.net.