Sony announces AU launch date and price for Playstation VR

SONY has announced the Playstation VR system will have its Australian launch in October this year. 

The console's competitor to the Oculus Rift will retail for $549.95.

"Ever since we unveiled PS VR during the 2014 Game Developers Conference, we've received a tremendous response from gamers and developers alike," said Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

"To make sure that we are able to prepare and deliver enough units of PS VR and a wide variety of software titles to consumers worldwide, we have decided to launch PS VR in October 2016."

Currently more than 230 developers and publishers are working on PS VR software titles, from smaller independent teams to larger studios at the industry's top publishers such as 2K Games and Ubisoft.

Software titles in development for PS VR from these developers and publishers as well as from SCE Worldwide studios (SCE WWS) are now totaling to more than 160 titles, and over 50 of those titles including:

  • Eagle Flight (Ubisoft),
  • EVE: Valkyrie (CCP Games),
  • Headmaster (Frame Interactive),
  • Rez Infinite (Enhance Games),
  • Wayward Sky (Uber Entertainment),
  • RIGS: Mechanized Combat League,
  • Tumble VR,
  • Until Dawn: Rush of Blood and
  • PlayStation®VR WORLDS (SCE WWS) are expected to launch by the end of this year.

Additionally, DICE and Lucasfilm are working on an all-new Star Wars Battlefron (Electronic Arts Inc.) gaming experience only for PS VR.

Furthermore, THE PLAYROOMVR by SCE WWS will be available as a free download from PlayStation®Store to all PS VR owners, simultaneously with the launch of the system.

The system also has a Cinematic mode, which lets users enjoy a variety of content in a large virtual screen while wearing the headset.

Supported content for the Cinematic mode includesstandard PS4 games and videos as well as variety of PS4 features including Share Play and Live from PlayStation.