Sony has released a new promo video for their foray into virtual reality technology, the PlayStation VR. The promo video details the final spec list of Sony’s VR headset and gives us a proper look at what to expect.
According to the video, the PlayStation VR will feature a 5.7-inch OLED display with a “1920xRGBx1080″resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate with under 18ms latency. It will also gave a field-of-view of approximately 100-degrees, an accelerometer and gyroscope, positional tracking with nine LEDs, 3D audio, as well as HDMI and USB interfaces. Or, in laymen’s terms, the PlayStation VR is going to be SICK.
Sony is also saying the PlayStation VR is social, subverting the usual portrayal of VR headsets as being the pinnacle of antisocial and solitary technology. Gameplay is output to both the VR headset and TV allowing friends and family to see what you’re seeing.
The only thing missing in Sony’s new PlayStation VR promo is a price and a firm release date. Sony maintains that they will be launching PlayStation VR in the first half of 2016, but for how much is still unknown. We have our fingers crossed that PlayStation VR won’t cost much more than Google Cardboard, which is currently retailing for $29.95, but realistically it will probably be as expensive as the Oculus Rift (which is projected to cost more than $350 per headset).
Check out the PlayStation VR’s specs in the promo video below.
What do you guys think? Are you going to put money aside so that you can buy this VR headset when it is released in the first half of 2016? Are you more likely to get a Samsung VR or an Oculus Rift VR headset? Let us know what you think about the mounting VR arms race in the comments!