The PlayStation VR headset is due for a release at some point this year, and it looks like we may be seeing it later rather than sooner. GameStop CEO Paul Raines revealed that his stores will be launching “the Sony Product later this fall” during an interview with Fox Business.
It was originally rumoured that PlayStation would be releasing the PSVR in early 2016, although the company had never really provided a concrete launch date for the headset. This new information doesn’t quite confirm anything, as it is unclear if Raines is talking about a general launch of the PSVR or when GameStop would begin carrying the device. That being said, it does provide a rough idea of how much more time there is before the PSVR appears in stores.
Originally known as Project Morpheus, the PSVR is preparing to differentiate itself from the competition by working solely with the PlayStation 4. Sony has been preparing a series of games that will take advantage of VR technology, and is also including PlayStation Move controllers as part of the eco-system. We had the opportunity to try the PSVR at Tokyo Game Show last year, and it showed plenty of potential for living room gaming.
There is still no news about the pricing of the PSVR, and Sony has been relatively quiet about its new hardware. In any case, the company could be waiting to watch how the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive do before making any further plans. Both competing products should be appearing before the PSVR, and will set the tone for the future of virtual reality gaming.