The exhibition Game Developer Conference in San Francisco, Sony announced the release of a virtual reality helmet PlayStation VR, which goes on sale in October for $399 in the US and €399 in Europe.
The move could bring Sony in VR market leaders, because, firstly, the company’s helmet is cheaper Oculus ($599) and HTC Vive ($799), and secondly, it working with the PlayStation 4, and does not require a powerful computer. However, for PlayStation VR will need a camera PlayStation Camera, which will add to the cost of the device $60.
PlayStation VR specifications include a 5.7-inch OLED display with a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels (960 x RGB x 1080 per eye), which is able to display an image with a refresh rate of 120 frames per second.
The helmet will provide a overview of 100 degrees and will to track movement of 360 degrees. Latency must be approximately less than 18 milliseconds. To play PlayStation VR also need a joystick DUALSHOCK 4 or controller PlayStation Move.
Sony also promises that until the end of the year will be about 50 games with support for PlayStation VR, including the exclusive VR mode to Star Wars Battlefront.