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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

ARTICLE: PlayStation VR Price, Release Date Window Announced


At a media event during the Game Developers Conference today, Sony confirmed that PlayStation VR will cost $399 / €399 /£349 / AUD$549 and be available this October.

Inside the box, PS VR will include the headset itself, a processor unit, a VR headset connection cable, HDMI and USB cables, headphones, and a power supply. Everyone who purchases PlayStation VR will also be able to download The Playroom in VR for free, which includes six family-friendly mini-games. 

 Also Sony UK confirmed on Twitter that PlayStation VR requires the PlayStation Camera to use, which is not included in the box and is available separately for an MSRP of $59.99. PlayStation Move controllers will also need to be purchased separately. 

 Sony added that 50 games will be available for PlayStation VR this year, and that more 230 developers are currently working on PlayStation VR projects, "from smaller independent teams to larger studios at the industry’s top publishers."

 PlayStation VR will also include a Cinematic Mode, "which lets users enjoy a variety of content in a large virtual screen while wearing the headset," according to Sony. Cinematic Mode will support standard PS4 games plus videos, and will allow users to "enjoy 360 degrees photos and videos that are captured by devices such as omnidirectional cameras on PS VR via PS4 Media Player, which will let them feel as if they are physically inside the captured scene."

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