Sony's PlayStation VR to launch on October 13
June 15, 2016 | 11:56
Sony has confirmed the launch date for its PlayStation VR virtual reality headset, formerly known as Project Morpheus: October 13
First unveiled as Project Morpheus before being rebranded to PlayStation VR, Sony's latest peripheral does exactly what it says on the tin: added to a PlayStation 4 console - or the upcoming performance-boosted alternative - with PlayStation Camera, it provides a virtual reality experience without the need for a gaming PC. It's also considerably cheaper than the competition, with Sony having previously confirmed a launch price of £349 - though it lacks many of the features of its higher-priced PC-based rivals such as the full body tracking facility provided by the lighthouses bundled with the HTC Vive.
Sony has confirmed that the PlayStation VR will launch on the October 13 throughout Europe, matching the US launch date. Games available at launch will be Rigs, VR Worlds, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, Super Stardust, Hustle Kings, and Tumble VR. These will be separate purchases, however; no games are to be bundled with the PlayStation VR hardware itself.
So far, Sony has not offered pricing or formal availability for the specification-enhanced PlayStation 4 Neo console which will improve the performance of virtual reality titles, though it has been rumoured to be launching alongside the VR hardware in October.