PlayStation VR will be available in October for $399, Sony Computer Entertainment President and CEO Andrew House announced today at a 2016 Game Developers Conference event. The PS4 virtual reality headset, formerly announced as Project Morpheus at 2014 GDC, was originally sheduled to launch in early 2016, but the company wants to make sure it launches with "a broad variety of content and a sufficient supply of hardware," according to House. Hence the delay.
That variety is comprised of more than 230 developers working on content for PlayStation VR, with 50 games set to launch aside the headset in October. In addition, players will be able to download The Playroom VR for free which includes six games that demonstrate what PlayStation VR has to offer. Games currently in development include RIGS, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, Robinson: The Journey, and Eagle Flight just to name a few. Check out the video below for a taste of what's coming.
The $399 price tag is a tad bit misleading, however. According to Polygon, PlayStation VR will require the $60 PlayStation 4 camera add-on in order to function.The camera is already available for purchase and many PS4 owners already have one, which is why Sony neglected to include it in the price. PlayStation VR will also support the PlayStation Move motion controllers, although they are not required as the headset can be played using a standard Dualshock 4 controller as well. Here's everything that'll be included in the box.