PlayStation VR will arrive in October 2016 for $399.
It was announced today that PlayStation VR will be arriving in October 2016. While the release date has been delayed several months, from June to October, the announcement also came alongside a very welcome fact – the headset will cost $399. However, the price tag doesn’t appear to account for the PlayStation camera – $45 to $59 – or the glowing orb Move controllers, although it will still fall below competitors Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, which are priced at $599 and $799 respectively, while also requiring higher end PC builds. Tech Insider reports that a bundle with the camera and Move controller will be available, although no price point was given.
“Today more than 230 developers are building content for PlayStation VR, from smaller independent teams to larger studios at the industry’s top publishers,” reads a post on PlayStation’s blog. “We expect to have more than 50 games available from launch in October 2016 until the end of the year. Of course, the full promise of PlayStation VR will continue to grow over time as talented developers create new experiences and new genres that wouldn’t be possible outside of VR. The future looks bright indeed.”
“Additionally, The Playroom VR, from our very own Japan Studio, will be available as a free download from PlayStation Store for all PS VR owners at launch,” the post continues. “The Playroom VR will include six games that can be enjoyed with friends and family, demonstrating why we believe VR can also be an impactful experience when it’s shared.”
President and Global CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Andrew House said: “For over two decades we have aspired to take gamers somewhere greater, and we believe that virtual reality is the next step on that journey and will usher in an entirely new era of gaming.”