At GDC 2016 this week Sony finally announced that its new virtual reality headset previously codenamed Projects Morpheus and now branded PlayStation VR will be launching during October 2016 and will be priced at $399.
On the official PlayStation blog Andrew House President and Global CEO has revealed that Sony hopes to have 50 games created for the new PlayStation VR hardware and available to play before the end of 2016.
Sony says it currently has more than 230 developers building content for the new PlayStation VR virtual reality headset which has been specifically designed to be used with their new generation PlayStation 4 console and come supplied with an extra processing pack to handle the extra graphics processing which is required for virtual reality applications. Sony explains more :
Today more than 230 developers are building content for PlayStation VR, from smaller independent teams to larger studios at the industry’s top publishers. We expect to have more than 50 games available from launch in October 2016 until the end of the year. Of course, the full promise of PlayStation VR will continue to grow over time as talented developers create new experiences and new genres that wouldn’t be possible outside of VR. The future looks bright indeed.
Additionally, The Playroom VR, from our very own Japan Studio, will be available as a free download from PlayStation Store for all PS VR owners at launch. The Playroom VR will include six games that can be enjoyed with friends and family, demonstrating why we believe VR can also be an impactful experience when it’s shared.With PlayStation VR, the future of gaming is almost here. We’re excited to share more with you as we head into launch later this year.
As always we will keep you updated when any new details are announced regards games and specifications for the PlayStation VR hardware.
Source: PS Blog