Sony’s PlayStation VR to release in October

Posted at 6:02 AM, Mar 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-16 06:02:42-04

Sony’s new virtual reality headset, the PlayStation VR, will be released in October in Japan, North America, Europe and Asia.

The large black VR goggles, which pair up with the PlayStation 4 console, will retail for 44,980 yen, $399, €399 and £349, according to a company statement.

Playstation VR

Playstation VR

Sony is already accepting pre-orders for the headset online.

Japan-based Sony first announced the product last fall, before the start of Tokyo Game Show, an annual video game conference.

The prototype design hangs over a user’s eyes and blocks all outside light — completely immersing a player in a game. Inside, there’s a 5.7-inch OLED display screen with 1920 x 1080 resolution. Images are refreshed at a wickedly fast 120 frames per second.

There’s no telling yet if users will experience the same sort of sickening, dizzying feeling that plagues other virtual reality headsets.