Today Sony made their move into the virtual reality market, called PlayStation VR, it is Sony’s version of a virtual reality headset that will work alongside the PlayStation console, particularly the new PlayStation 4 Pro.
This new PlayStation 4 Pro console builds upon the normal console with more processing power, which allows it to run the new virtual reality headset.
Shawn Layden President of Sony Interactive Entertainment explains more:
While some lucky gamers already have PlayStation VR through our Taco Bell promotion, the system formally launches in the US and Canada (and other regions across the globe) today. We’ve got a great lineup of more than 30 first and third-party games available day one, including PS VR exclusives such as Batman: Arkham VR, Rez Infinite, Driveclub VR, PlayStation VR Worlds, and Rigs Mechanized Combat League.
If you missed out on a pre-order, the PS VR core units (which include the PS VR system, processor unit, headphones, and all cabling), are available at major retailers.
If you aren’t sure what games to buy, remember that each PS VR unit comes with a demo disc that includes a wide variety of content. On top of that, The PlayRoom VR is available for free download to all PS VR owners.
From everyone at PlayStation, we’re so excited for you to finally experience PS VR from your own living room. Just a reminder, PS VR is compatible with all 40 million PS4 systems that are already inside your homes.
To help with the launch, Sony has released some tutorials for the new headset, which you can find below.
- PlayStation VR: The Ultimate FAQ
- PS VR Demo Disc Lineup
- PS VR: Launch Lineup and Beyond
- PS VR Setup: Tutorial Video
You can also watch the trailer below for a quick look at what you can expect from PlayStation VR below.