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PlayStation Virtual Reality costs less than the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

VR sonySony has announced its virtual reality (VR) headset will only cost £282.

That makes it a lot cheaper than Facebook’s rival Oculus Rift and the HTC’s Vive.

PlayStation VR is not as highly advanced as its two rival competitors, however experts believe it will be a best seller.

The release that it’s not going to be on sale until October means Sony will fail to meet its earlier target of the first half of 2016.

The Japanese company also suggested that it believes more than 50 games tailored to its headset will be available at its launch.

It made its announcement in San Francisco to coincide with the city’s Games Developers Conference.

Today more than 230 developers are building content for PlayStation VR, from smaller independent teams to larger studios at the industry’s top publishers. Sony expect to have more than 50 games available from launch in October 2016 until the end of the year. Of course, the full promise of PlayStation VR will continue to grow over time as talented developers create new experiences and new genres that wouldn’t be possible outside of VR. The future looks bright indeed.

Additionally, The Playroom VR, from our very own Japan Studio, will be available as a free download from PlayStation Store for all PS VR owners at launch. The Playroom VR will include six games that can be enjoyed with friends and family, demonstrating why we believe VR can also be an impactful experience when it’s shared.

With PlayStation VR, the future of gaming is almost here. We’re excited to share more with you as we head into launch later this year.

Retailers have confirmed that the UK price – which includes the VAT sales tax – will be £350.

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