PlayStation VR is about to roll out next week, and Sony dedicated some time to answering all the fans' question about the upcoming gadget, which should give Oculus Rift a run for its money.


Those who want to tap into the VR experience offered by Sony will need to own the PS VR system and hook it into a PlayStation 4 console and a TV. While a majority of players rely on the DualShock 4 Wireless Controller to play games, some titles are better suited for the two PlayStation Move motion controllers.

Keep in mind that the Processor Unit of the PS VR does not add additional processing power to your existing PS4.


Console owners are curious about what games they should expect with the PS VR.

All PS VR buyers will get to download the PlayRoom VR for free. What is more, the PS VR core and Launch bundles bring a free demo disc which contains a few playable demos. Check out the full list of playable demos.
The PlayRoom VR consists of a collection of six VR games, all crafted with the PlayStation VR headset in mind. Players are able to enjoy the VR headset experience and have a maximum of four friends joining in on the multiplayer fun in the same room on the TV.

Keep in mind that existing non-VR PS4 games can be played via Cinematic Mode, which allows viewing the PS4 system interface and non-VR apps and games on a virtual screen.

Alongside games, Sony prepares to deliver VR storytelling experiences from Penrose Studios, but details about the release will come at a later date.

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The refresh rate for the PS VR OLED display is 90Hz (90 times per second) and it is able to go as high as 120Hz (120 times per second), depending on the app or VR game.

Despite most PS4 games are built with 60 fps in mind, techies alike should know that some VR games are built to run natively at 90 fps.

Sony recommends that users enjoy its VR experiences for about 15 minutes, followed by a break.

Pricing and Availability

The PS VR system comes at a suggested retail price of $399.99, and it will contain the PS VR headset, headphones and every cable gamers will need to start their VR journey.

Those who pre-ordered the device will receive the PlayStation VR Launch Bundle for a price tag of $499.99. The bundle will feature PS VR system, two PlayStation Move Motion Controllers, and a PlayStation Camera alongside a copy of PlayStation VR Worlds.

Pre-order units are out of stock, but interested gamers can purchase PS VR systems starting Oct. 13.

For any other questions you might have about the upcoming PS VR system, take a peek at the official FAQ.

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