It has been revealed this week by Paul Raines Gamestop CEO that Sony’s new virtual reality headset which was previously known as Project Morpheus and which is now taken consumer branding of PlayStation VR, is expected to be launched during the fall of this year.
Sony has yet to announce any official launch date for the new PlayStation VR headset but during an interview with Fox News Raines explained how Gamestop was preparing for the imminent launch of the first generation of consumer virtual reality hardware.
Explaining at the 2.54 mark in the video embedded below that Gamestop are :
Right now preparing for the launches of the major VR products. We’re in discussions with Oculus, HTC Vive and with Sony… It’s a big launch, we’re getting ready for it. We will launch the Sony product this fall and we are in discussions with the other two players
Sony explains more about the new virtual reality hardware it has developed:
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As more information is officially announced by Sony with regards the consumer launch date and pricing for their PlayStation VR headset we will keep you updated as always. In the mean time jump over to the official Sony PlayStation VR website via the link below.