Virtual reality glasses PlayStation VR is for sale from October for $ 399. Sony announced it during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco last Tuesday .
With $ 399 PlayStation VR is significantly cheaper than competing headsets as Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Which cost respectively $ 699 and $ 799, and appear in March and April.
The consumer version of PlayStation VR is equal to the most recent prototype, with a 5.7 inch screen. The screen resolution of 960 x 1080 per eye is lower than for PCs developed Rift and Vive, both of 1080 x 1200 pixels per display.
When sold there will be 50 games available!
The refresh rate is 90 Hz. This speed should provide smooth, realistic-looking images. According to Sony, the glasses also supports the higher speed of 120 Hz. PlayStation VR provides a field of view of 100 degrees, while the Rift and Vive display 110 degrees.
Because VR games are heavier than regular games Sony says the PlayStation VR comes with an extra external processor. Taking the extra load on his behalf, it is about one-third the size of the PS4.
According to Sony more than 230 developers are working on VR games for the PlayStation. There will be fifty titles available between the release of the PlayStation VR and the end of the year.