All the things you need to need to know about PlayStation VR’s launch

So, as expected, PlayStation VR pulled out all the stops at GDC 2016. This is a living document that details PlayStation VR’s launch experience, so things may change.

The release date: While we don’t have an exact day, we have a more minute idea of when it will release. October 2016. What’s interesting about this launch window is that it takes place after the big players like Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive are already out, and as far as I can tell, we won’t have many big titles that month, so this makes it the most opportune to succeed. That may change at E3 2016, so stay tuned.

The price: The base model that costs $399, which will not be available for pre-order, that includes all the things you see below. Since the announcement, PlayStation has announced a “Launch Bundle” that costs $499, which you can also see below, or in the header of the article. Preorders open for the Launch Bundle this upcoming Tuesday, March 22nd.

PlayStation VR Base Bundle
The $399 model of PlayStation VR. This includes stereo earbuds, PlayStation VR, tons of cables, the box, the processor unit, and of course, the manual.



PlayStation VR Launch Bundle
The $499 “Launch Bundle” for PlayStation VR. It includes everything seen in the base bundle, as well as the PlayStation Camera (which is required), 2 PlayStation Move Navigation Controllers (which appear to be identical to the PlayStation 3 version), and PlayStation VR Worlds, which is basically the PlayStation VR version of Sports Champions, in that there are multiple games in one package.

Design: Just look at it. This looks like The Matrix reincarnated. On a more serious note, if you’ve ever seen PlayStation VR, you know what to expect.




PlayStation VR Headset
This is the PlayStation VR headset. It hasn’t changed much since we last saw it, but it looks really nice. I just hope it stays comfortable when I’m in my underwear playing No Man’s Sky

Confirmed PlayStation VR Games: These are the games that you can play that have some sort of VR function, but it should be noted that every game on PlayStation 4 will be playable inside PlayStation VR using a “5 meter cinematic screen” that’s inside your headset at a distance of 2.5 meters. What does that mean in American?  About 8 feet. So, I’m thinking you’ll have plenty of space to play Call of Duty in VR…while throwing up.

100ft Robot Golf
Ace Combat 7
Atom Universe
Albino Lullaby
Allison Road
ARK: Survival Evolved
Bebylon Battle Royale
Chernobyl by Farm 51
Cult County
Cyber Danganronpa VR: Class Trial
Crystal Rift
Classroom Aquatic
Dead Secret
Desert Bus 2.0
Dead or Alive Xtreme 3
Dynasty Warriors 8
Ubisoft’s Eagle Flight
EVE: Valkyrie
Futuridium EP Deluxe
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
Gary the Gull
The Gallery: Six Elements
The Golf Club
Gran Turismo Sport
Harmonix’s The Easel
Harmonix Music VR
Hatsune Miku
Hyper Void
The Hum: Abductions
IO Moon
The Earthlight Project
Job Simulator
Jurassic Encounter
Joshua Bell
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
Loading Human
MIND: Path to Thalamus
Megaton Rainfall
Mortal Blitz
The Modern Zombie Taxi Co.
The Music Room
Omega Agent
Paranormal Activity
PlayStation VR Worlds
Playroom VR
Project Cars
Robinson: The Journey
RIGS: Mechanised Combat League
Rez: Infinite
Star Wars Battlefront
Summer Lesson
Surgeon Simulator
Tea Party Simulator
Tumble VR
Tecnolust Scanlines
Tekken 7
Thunderbird VR
Trackmania Turbo
Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
Vector 36
Vanguard V
Volume: Coda
Waltz of the Wizard
Wayward Sky
World War Toons
War Thunder
White Day
Xing: The Land Beyond

Hardware: The thing that really matters here, or rather what I think most people are curious about, is that mysterious little processing unit. This one.

PlayStation VR Processing Box
This tiny black box handles all the 3D audio concerning objects and simultaneously streams video and audio to your TV and PlayStation VR headset.

Motion tracking: PlayStation VR, like many have expected, uses the PlayStation Camera to provide tracking and to locate the back of your head as well as the front. The PlayStation Camera tracks your movements 1,000 times every second.

PlayStation Camera
This is the same camera that launched with the PlayStation for in November 2013, so not really anything to write home about. 



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