First announced to the world back in 2014 as Project Morpheus, Sony is finally ready to release its PlayStation VR headset to the market. However, the release date is slightly later than what the company originally intended to as the headset will be heading to consumers in October 2016 instead of within first half of the year.
At the same time, the company has also shared the final consumer version of the headset alongside additional components that will be accompanying the headset in its retail package. These components include an external processing unit, several cables, in-ear headphones, and a power supply.
The headset itself is built with a pair of 5.7-inch full HD OLED display with a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz, six-axis motion sensing system, and 100-degrees field of view. It also comes with a mode called Cinematic which allows users to enjoy standard PS4 games, and videos as if they are viewing those contents on a very large screen.
According to Sony, more than 230 developers and publishers are already working on contents for PS VR with more than 50 game titles are expected to be released by the end of year. One such example is the PlayStation VR Worlds which is developed by the company’s own London Studio and features a combination of five different VR experience in one game.
As for the pricing of PS VR, it differs from one region to another as expected:
United States: USD 399 (RM 1,650)
Japan: JPY 44,980 (RM 1,642)
UK: GBP 349.99 (RM 2,049)
Europe: EU 399.99 (RM 1,838)
Australia: AUD 549.95 (RM 1,696)
New Zealand: NZD 629.95 (RM 1,719)
The Malaysian pricing for PS VR has yet to be announced at the moment but judging from the list above, we expected it to be within RM 1,600 to RM 1,800. We’ll keep you informed once we receive more info from Sony but before that, do check out our hands on experience with the prototype version of PS VR during last year’s Tokyo Game Show.