The Japanese tech giant will be hosting a VR media event on the 15th of March of this year, and it will most likely be featuring the Sony PlayStation VR. Other than the anticipated virtual reality kit from the company, it is also likely that said device will go on sale within the first half of 2016. At the time of writing, prices are not yet known but there are rumors that it will be priced higher than that of the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive.
The Sony PlayStation VR Might be Released Within the First Half of 2016
The race within the virtual reality market is already heating up and the Sony PlayStation VR might be one of its earliest contenders. The upcoming event in San Francisco will most likely feature the virtual reality headset by the Japanese company. The VR kit, previously nicknamed Project Morpheus, will also most likely be released into markets within the first half of this year.
After said event, there will be hands-on demos, which immediately suggests that there will be new hardware that will be on display for the attendees to try out. Sony’s PlayStation VR headset is known to provide 1080p HD resolution, as well as a 90-degree field of view. There are also sensors built into the unit to track the user’s head movements.
Even though there are still no reports as to how much the device would cost once it enters the market, there was a listing found on Amazon Canada that appeared to have been posted by accident earlier this year. The post has already been removed but it would appear that the device would cost $1,125 CAD, which would convert to $800 USD. However, Sony was quick to take action to remove the post and immediately released a statement saying that the error was done by Amazon and there is still no official word with regards to their virtual reality headset.
Mistake or not, if this was indeed the price of the upcoming headset then it would mean that it would be priced higher than competing models. It would also suggest that Sony’s VR headset will target the higher-ends of the market, or it could also mean that it would come with a range of PlayStation 4 accessories that are bundled with its standard packaging.
With this “accidental” listing, it goes against all predictions that the Sony PlayStation VR will be made cheaper than that of the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive. However, Kaz Hirai, the company’s chief executive, stated at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last January of this year that they already have more than 200 developers working with 100 new titles for their own take on the virtual reality realm.