In a recent story from Bloomberg, Sony‘s CEO Andrew House spoke with the website at Tokyo Game Show 2015 about the upcoming Playstation VR headset they are planning to launch next year. In terms of price, House did not give any kinds of numbers, but did say the item would retail for around the same price of a new gaming platform. While there is word that Sony will be lowering the price of the Playstation by the time the VR headset becomes available, some speculate the headset will retail for somewhere around $300 when it comes out early next year. In the quick interview with Bloomberg, House spoke about the hopes the company has for the Virtual Reality addition to their current generation of gaming tech.
“VR rewrites the rule book on how you can create games. You’re seeing a large amount of interest and work happening among smaller teams, because it’s possible to create something in VR that is very simple but still very magical.”
So far, the only other major Virtual Reality headsets that are entering into the battle over gaming superiority include The Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. This is not to say there are other lesser-recognized competitors, but those two seem to be the names that are most commonly associated with each other. Neither competitor has announced an official price on their consumer models at this time either, but all have been speculated to land anywhere between $200 and $500 when they launch. The major question that hangs in the air, though, is how many gamers will be willing to pay as much as they would for two consoles to play ten or so games at the time of PSVR’s launch.
And, of course, how it’ll compare to other VR and AR sets heading to market.
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