6 Surprising Facts You Should Know About Sony's PlayStation VR

6 Facts You Should Know About PlayStation VR

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The PlayStation VR headset is the symbol of Sony’s pioneering venture into the world of virtual reality following its absurdly expensive 3-D viewers. The tech giant has been working on the VR headset for several years, continuously improving its tech that would serve as a tracking system for the VR headset. Currently, Sony is getting ready to release its headset later in the year with a bunch of new games and maybe, just maybe, a higher grade PS4.5.

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The facts described below are the reasons everyone should give attention to Sony’s future plan for console gameplay and of course its VR headset.

1. PlayStation VR will cost $400

News flash, Sony stated that the price of its VR headset would be a fair $350 on its release, putting it within the company’s declaration that emphasized on the decision to price the gadget as new gaming platform. This was the same price its gaming console PS4 was placed on upon its release in 2013. Conclusively, you could purchase a new PS4 and a PS VR for the exact price of a Vive VR headset.

2. PlayStation VR will be released in October 2016

At the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Sony announced that it PlayStation VR headset would be launched worldwide in October 2016. Although no one knows exactly what day or week in October it’ll be released, then again it is expected to be announced at the E3 in June this year.

3. PlayStation VR will launch with 50 titles

At its launch in October this year, the PlayStation VR will come with a total of 50 game titles available for acquisition within its launch period. Sony has announced it’s working together with more than 230 developers worldwide to make more titles available for PS VR. All 50 titles may not turn out to be smash hits; however, it’s a good thing that interested gamers would have 50 titles to choose from.

4. PlayStation VR could come to PC

Samsung’s Masayasu Ito hasn’t dismissed bringing PlayStation VR to PC later after its release, although it will come to PS4 and PS4.5 on its release.

“The possibility exists [to bring PlayStation VR to PC] since the PlayStation 4 shares many of its parts with the PC. At the moment, we’re concentrating on games, so I have nothing to announce at this point, but we’re looking to expand in a variety of areas,” Ito disclosed to a Japanese newspaper The Nikkei (translated by Eurogamer).

5. PlayStation VR looks like it comes from the future

PlayStation puts HTC Vive and Oculus Rift to shame with its black, curved visor, distinctive headstrap for improved comfort, LED-lighted positional trackers—truly, it looks like something from the year 2050.

6. PlayStation VR no longer features bone-conduction headphones

Word on the tech street had it that PlayStation VR headset would feature a bone-conduction headphone built into it; however, that feature has been replaced with regular headphones or ear buds. And there’s the option of playing the sound from your TV set if you totally don’t want to be completely immersed.

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