PlayStation has just announced this morning at the Game Developer’s Conference the price of their virtual reality add-on, as well as details about the games that you’ll be able to enjoy later this year.
The company announced that it would cost US$399 (399 euros, 349 pounds, or 44,980 JPY) and hits stores in October. An Australian-specific price and date was not announced at the conference, although we’ve reached out to Sony locally for confirmation on that.
The headset is designed to be used in tandem with the standard DualShock 4 and the PlayStation Move motion controllers, with light being used for the tracking. The PSVR also has a 1920×1080 resolution across both eyes, 9 LEDs for the PSVR camera and a 5.7-inch OLED screen.
Sony will make the PSVR available from October, and it will have 50 games available. Some of those are being demoed at GDC right now, and we should expect to have more information as the week rolls out. One game announced this morning was Xing: The Land Beyond, a puzzle-adventure game.
Sony and EA also announced that a Star Wars: Battlefront “experience” would be available for PSVR at launch, with details about the game’s conversion into VR to follow.
Update: we have all the info on the Australian pricing here