Sony has been working on their VR headset for quite some time with the codename ‘Project Morpheus'. Back in June of 2014, the company debuted a prototype version of Project Morpheus on none other than The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. Since then, the Sony camp has been keeping a lot of the new developments under wraps until today when a full keynote at the Game Developers Conference 2016 was dedicated to the topic along even including a planned release date and price point.
The headset will be officially called PlayStation VR (PS VR). These headsets harness a 5.7-inch OLED 1080P display with a latency of under 18ms, 360-degree tracking and 3D audio support. According to the presentation, Sony expects the PS VR to launch with 50 supported game titles including a special Star Wars Battlefront version created in conjunction with EA, Lucasfilm and DICE.
Each PS VR will sell for $399 though this price-point does not include accessories like the Playstation camera or Move controllers, which are required for the optimal position tracking capabilities. The first PS VR units are expected to be ready for shipment in October of 2016.
Check out the official preview trailer below:
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