PlayStation VR Coming in October for $399

PlayStation VR is almost upon us. At its Game Developers Conference 2016 keynote, Sony announced that its virtual reality headset will debut in October 2016 for $399.

Credit: Sony

According to Sony, over 50 virtual reality titles will be available between October and early 2017. Aside from previously-announced VR titles such as Rigs, Eve: Valkyrie and Job Simulator, fans can also look forward to a special, VR-optimized version of Star Wars: Battlefront. This is an exclusive for Sony's system.

Hardware-wise, the final PlayStation VR features a 5.7-inch, 1920 x RGB x 1080 OLED display, a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz and 360-degree positional tracking. The headset provides a 100-degree field of view, and promises less than 18 milliseconds of latency for extra-smooth VR experiences. Sony's VR device also supports 3D audio, allowing developers to program immersive soundscapes into their games.

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Even if you're not playing VR games, you can still use PlayStation VR to experience standard games, movies and streaming apps in a virtual theater view. Sony's PlayStation Video app and Playroom game will be optimized for virtual reality.

While October may seem like a long time to wait, there are more than 36 million PS4 owners and counting who will be able to tap into Sony's affordable VR headset. And $399 is a lot cheaper than the $599 Oculus Rift and $799 HTC Vive.

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