Sony had unveiled the Playstation VR in March which will go sale in October. The company wrapped off the official date for launch i.e. October 13, in the E3 conference, which priced at $399 – Rs 27,000 approximately.
More than 50 games for PlayStation VR will be available within months after the launch, among them zombie-shooter “Resident Evil,” one based on the iconic “Star Wars” franchise, and another on the comic book dark knight “Batman.
Sony’s PlayStation VR comes at a time when major tech companies such as Facebook, Samsung, Apple and Google are investing huge amounts in the virtual reality segment. Facebook has already showed its intent after acquisition of Oculus. According to reports, Google is also working on a new virtual reality headset won’t depend on a smartphone, PC or game console.
Sony’s PlayStation VR will competes with the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. At $399, the PlayStation VR is more significantly costs lesser than the HTC Vive, which is priced $799 (Rs 54,000 approximately), and even Oculus Rift is which is priced at $599, Rs 40,000 approximately. While the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift need high-end PCs to work, the PlayStation VR works with the PS4, which is available for $399, Rs 27,000.
Specification for Sony PlayStation VR are as follows:
- 5.7-inches (1920×RGB×1080 (960×RGB×1080 per eye)) OLED display
- 100 degrees (approx.) field of view
- 120Hz, 90Hz refresh rate
- Sensors: Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer)
- Connection Interface VR headset: HDMI, AUX, Stereo Headphone Jack; Processor unit: HDMI TV, HDMI PS4, USB, HDMI, AUX
- Processor Unit Function 3D audio processing, Social Screen (mirroring mode, separate mode), Cinematic mode
- External Dimensions – VR headset: Approx. 187×185×277 mm; Processor unit: Approx. 143×36×143 mm
- Box contents: VR headset, Processor unit, VR headset connection cable, HDMI cable, USB cable, Stereo headphones (with a complete set of earpiece), AC power cord, AC adaptor