Sony PS VR - The Most Anticipated Tech Gadget Of 2016

PlayStation VR Release Date

PlayStation VR will launch worldwide in October, with a recommended UK retail price of £349. The system launches with Playroom VR, an evolution of the Playroom suite of minigames that the PS4 launched with, which will be offered as a free download on day one.

Sony announced that its PlayStation VR virtual reality headset would be coming to the UK in October, and GAME has today set its own pre-orders on the device live.The games retail giant today announced it was the first place in the UK to offer official PlayStation VR pre-orders with stock to hit customers on launch day. While that means there’s still the possibility to pick one up online, it won’t be very easy to pop along to your local games store of choice to get Sony’s device.

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(source: ALPHR)

The announcement came at GDC 2016, where Sony also confirmed more than 230 developers and publishers are working on games and software for the device, which works in conjunction with the PlayStation 4.. The bundle, Sony claims, will be “exclusively for pre-sale and in limited quantities.” You’ll be able to get it from all the retailers you’d expect (Best Buy, GameStop, etc.)

It also supports a “cinematic mode”, letting you play any regular PS4 game or movie through the headset, displayed on a virtual screen. This mode will also support the PS4's “Share Play” and “Live from PlayStation” features. Further, owners can be placed inside photos or video content captured on an omnidirectional camera.

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PS VR Prices In U.K & U.S

SONY finally revealed the release date and cost of PlayStation VR this week, but i think they’re not being entirely honest about the price you’ll have to pay.

Sony PlayStation VR bundle Price - £349 (UK)

(source: wired)

Sony’s PlayStation VR bundle is $499, Preorders starts Tuesday (U.S.A)

(source: theverge)

The true cost of the full Playstation VR experience is a lot more than Sony want you to think. Bosses at the games firm this week unveiled their virtual reality system for the Playstation 4 which will cost you £350. That’s a good price in anyone’s book for a VR headset compared with rivals like Oculus, which will sell at a hefty £500.

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But delve a bit deeper and the true cost for the full Playstation VR experience is somewhat higher. And you’re going to need more than double at £727 in Britain if you want to experience everything the headset has to offer.

This process is actually the only way — at least for right now — to reserve your PlayStation VR. In US The $49 core product isn’t available to preorder separately. And even once it becomes available, you’ll still need to buy a PlayStation Camera if you don’t own one already. According to Sony, there will be a second preorder “wave” over the summer for consumers who miss out the first time. Get more info at Sony PS4 customer support.

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Also Rumoured:

Sony is currently planning a new version of the PS4 with increased graphical power and games running at 4K resolution, - According to developer sources at Kotaku.

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Specifications: Sony Playstation VR

Final specs and dimensions for the device have also been confirmed. The headset itself measures in at 187×185×277mm and weighs 610g, while packing two 5.7 inch OLED panels, with a display resolution of 960×1080 per eye for a full 1920×1080 effect. It offers a roughly 100° field of view, and refresh rates of 90-120Hz. The remote processor unit, which drives the visuals, measures 143×36×143mm.

While the PS VR headset is slightly under-powered compared to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive — both of which boast 2160x1200 resolution and a 110° field of view — Sony’s offering massively undercuts both on price. Oculus will set buyers back £499 and Vive £689, and either option requires a powerful PC to run. At £349 for PS VR and a PS4 costing around £299, it’s a vastly cheaper investment for aspiring VR gamers.

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DisplayOLED
Panel size5.7 inches
Resolution1920×RGB×1080 (960×RGB×1080 per eye)
Refresh rate120Hz, 90Hz
Field of viewApproximately 100 degrees
SensorsAccelerometer, gyroscope, PlayStation Eye tracking system
ConnectionsHDMI + USB
Audio
InputPlayStation Move, Dual Shock 4 controller

Playstation VR Games

Other highlighted titles include Tumble VR, a puzzle game relying on spatial awareness; Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, a disturbing-looking sister title to 2015's successful horror game; robo-action title RIGS: Mechanised Combat League; and PlayStation VR Worlds, an anthology of smaller titles including a Getaway spinoff. Sony also confirms a Star Wars Battlefront “gaming experience” is being developed exclusively for the platform.

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List Of 89 games currently in development for PlayStation VR: 50 of them to be out in 2016

100ft Robot Golf
Allumette
Ace Combat 7
Atom Universe
Albino Lullaby
Allison Road
ARK: Survival Evolved
Battlezone
Bebylon Battle Royale
Chernobyl by Farm 51
Cult County
Cyber Danganronpa VR: Class Trial
Crystal Rift
Classroom Aquatic
DriveClub
Dead Secret
Distance
Desert Bus 2.0
Dreams
Dead or Alive Xtreme 3
Dynasty Warriors 8
Eclipse
Ubisoft’s Eagle Flight
EVE: Valkyrie
Fated
Futuridium EP Deluxe
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
Gary the Gull
The Gallery: Six Elements
The Golf Club
Gran Turismo Sport
Golem
Godling
GNOGHarmonix’s The Easel
Harmonix Music VR
Hatsune Miku
Headmaster
Hyper Void
The Hum: Abductions
Holodance
IO Moon
The Earthlight Project
Job Simulator
Joysound
Jurassic Encounter
Joshua Bell
Kona
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
Kerser
Loading Human
MIND: Path to Thalamus
Megaton Rainfall
Mortal Blitz
The Modern Zombie Taxi Co.
The Music Room
Omega Agent
Paranormal Activity
PlayStation VR WorldsP.O.L.L.E.N.
Playroom VR
Project Cars

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(source: dailystar.co.uk)

Want to join the VR revolution. If you are eager to get in on the ground floor, and don’t mind paying an arm and a leg, then PS VR is fast Approaching. ;-)