The PlayStation 4's virtual reality headset, dubbed "PlayStation VR," finally has a release date and price.
On Tuesday, Sony revealed that PlayStation VR will launch in October 2016 and cost $399 for the headset (though that price doesn't include the required camera for positional tracking).
There is no way Sony's virtual reality headset for the PlayStation 4 costs $800. None.
But that's the number being reported as leaked from an Amazon Canada listing that went up (and got subsequently removed) on Thursday evening.
Sony Corp has finally given the world an update on Project Morpheus, the virtual reality headset it has been working on for quite a few years now. The PlayStation maker showed off a new prototype of the device yesterday at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.
Though the headset won’t be available to consumers until 2016, the president of worldwide studios for Sony computer entertainment, Shuhei Yoshida, said the device is close to the "final consumer product."
Sony took the stage at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) Tuesday evening to show off the latest version of its virtual reality headset for the PlayStation 4, codenamed “Project Morpheus,” and share more details about its launch.
Facebook Inc’s (FB) Oculus team has partnered with Samsung Electronics Limited (SSNLF) to launch the latest gadget in the Virtual Reality (VR) space. At the IFA 2014 today, Samsung announced the Gear VR, a virtual reality headset with a removable front cover.