The PlayStation VR is among the upcoming virtual reality headsets that'll rock the scene. Rumors surrounding it have been plenty, and here's everything there is so far.

PSVR Release Date

The PlayStation VR stands in the lineup with the Oculus VR due in March and the HTC Vive set for preorder later this month. With that said, what about Sony's contender? It could be this fall.

The news comes from none other than GameStop CEO Paul Raines himself, and it looks like he jumped the gun during an interview with Fox News' "Mornings with Maria."

Setting the matters of the current American tax season aside, the big takeaway for virtual reality enthusiasts is Raines's comment regarding talks with hardware manufacturers of the technology.

"We are right now preparing for the launches of the major VR products, so we're in discussions with Oculus, with HTC Vive and with Sony," he says, which is more or less expected.

Sure, that's good to hear, but what's even better is what he says after that.

"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," he says, revealing the rollout date of the PSVR at the 3:33 mark of the video.

Of course, there's a pretty good chance that he simply misspoke. Until Sony makes an official announcement, no one can be sure when the virtual reality headset will really hit the shelves.

More to the point, despite having an idea of the goings-on about the plans with Sony, Raines probably doesn't know what exactly the manufacturer has in mind.

Long story short, consider this as a sort of televised rumor and take it with a grain of salt.

PSVR Price

The PlayStation VR is purportedly going to sport a $299 price tag, which is a lot less compared to the first virtual reality systems that landed on the market.

A Reddit user who goes by the name of sirdomino says that they have spoken with a Sony rep about it.

In the same vein, it'll be sold separately from the PS4 camera and PlayStation Move because if the head-mounted display is bundled with these accessories, then it'll have an unreasonably high price for Sony's loyal customers who already bought them.

It's also worth mentioning that Swiss websites posted listings of the headset with a price that goes from $400 to $500.

PSVR Specs

Back in November 2015, Sony showed off the PlayStation VR with a video that unveiled the unit's hardware specifications.

It'll come with a 5.7-inch OLED display with a 1,920 x RGB x 1,080 resolution, where it'll be set to 960 x RGB x 1,080 per eye, providing a 120Hz refresh rate and super low latency of 18ms.

Also, it'll be fitted with an accelerometer and a gyroscope, 3D lens, positional tracking with nine LEDs for 360-degree head tracking and an approximately 100-degree field of view.

As for the interface, it'll have HDMI and USB along with mic and stereo jacks for 3D audio.

PSVR Games

Sony showcased eight virtual reality games at the PlayStation Experience event back in December 2015. Right off the bat, let's go straight to the games.


Compatibility: PlayStation VR

Job Simulator

Compatibility: PlayStation VR, Oculus VR and Steam VR

100 Ft. Robot Golf

Compatibility: PlayStation VR

The Modern Zombie Taxi Co.

Compatibility: PlayStation VR

Eagle Flight

Compatibility: PlayStation VR, Oculus VR and Steam VR

Rez Infinite

Compatibility: PlayStation VR

Psychonauts In The Rhombus Of Ruin

Compatibility: PlayStation VR

Ace Combat 7

Compatibility: PlayStation VR

These games look pretty sweet and could make anyone's virtual reality experience a great one.

Well, that's all there is so far about the PlayStation VR. Hopefully the release date that Raines mentioned holds true because it would be awesome to get ahold of this affordable virtual reality headset sooner than expected.

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