Sony Sets PlayStation VR For Release On October 13


Priced at $399, PlayStation VR will be available in North America from October 13, 2016. Sony nailed down release plans for the head-mounted device during its E3 showcase this evening.

The announcement was flanked by a series of VR-centric announcements, too, including a Batman virtual reality experience in the works over at Arkham studio Rocksteady, not to mention a Star Wars title that places you in the cockpit of an X-Wing mid-flight. Lastly, Square Enix is also incorporating VR support into September’s Final Fantasy XV, thrusting players into the shoes of Prompto, one of the four core protagonists at the heart of Square’s long-in-development RPG.

With its chief competitors already out in the market (read: Oculus Rift and HTC Vive), Sony drew attention to the extensive launch library of games and tech demos that will be playable from October 15, and considering that the likes of Resident Evil VII: Biohazard and, soon, Fallout 4 will incorporate the feature gives us confidence that early adopters of the hardware won’t be left pining for new experiences.

PlayStation VR will finally become available in the US on October 13, 2016. It’ll be priced at $399 as a standalone product, while the bundle that includes the mandatory PlayStation Camera and non-mandatory Move controllers runs at $499.