At a special press event held at GDC in San Francisco today, Sony have announced that the PlayStation VR headset will cost $399 and is due to ship October 2016.

Sony caused a storm when they announced they were working on a Virtual Reality headset back at GDC in 2014. Project Morpheus, as it was then known, was to be powered by the company’s then just released games console the PlayStation 4 with motion controller duties handled by PlayStation move controllers.

Now, again at GDC, Sony have announced that the PlayStation VR headset will arrive October 2016 and will set you back $399 in the US, £349 in the UK and 44,980 Yen in Japan.

The PlayStation VR release follows both the Oculus Rift (end of March) and the HTC Vive (April 5th) to market – we now have a complete picture of the main VR players’ plans for 2016.

Andrew House, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, said that “Playstation VR. It’s been a long road for virtual reality. VR at PlayStation has been quite the journey.,”With VR we can offer unprecedented immersion to gamers. Over the past two years since we showed PSVR, we showed a variety of demos.”

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Based in the UK, Paul has been immersed in interactive entertainment for the best part of 27 years and has followed advances in gaming with a passionate fervour. His obsession with graphical fidelity over the years has had him branded a ‘graphics whore’ (which he views as the highest compliment) more than once and he holds a particular candle for the dream of the ultimate immersive gaming experience. Having followed and been disappointed by the original VR explosion of the 90s, he then founded RiftVR.com to follow the new and exciting prospect of the rebirth of VR in products like the Oculus Rift. Paul joined forces with Ben to help build the new Road to VR in preparation for what he sees as VR’s coming of age over the next few years.
  • Senisai

    I cant understand, why Sony let pass the Year! I think thats the Dead vor PSVR! – Very Disappointed.

    • care package

      gives me more justification for going through with my Vive preorder. Ideally, I would have been happy with the Rift and PSVR, but October? dang.

  • Pcenginefx

    But wait….don’t you need the Move & PS camera for this to work?

    • TheDarkKnightDown

      Move is technically built into the controller, and you’ll get a camera/tracking with the device. I also heard that two move controllers will be included, but not official.

      • lamusiqa

        Nope. US$399 gets you the headset only. You need to fork out extra for the PS Camera and move controllers which you can find for cheap these days and even cheaper if its pre-owned.

  • koka1n

    So whats the complete price with the camera and controllers?

    • TheDarkKnightDown

      $400. Apparently the two controllers, and the tracking camera will be included.

  • JoeD

    Meh

  • MrArcade

    445€(£349) + 2×34€ Move + 45€ Camera = 558€ for Germany and other Euro Countries. So its not that cheap.

  • MrArcade

    Sorry it is confirmed 399€ not 445€!!! So 513€ total for Germany (Sorry UK :-D)

  • DrN00b

    don’t forget the $60 USD camera needed!

  • Cheaper than the competitor units, but I want to see some titles announced before parting with cash.