PlayStation VR release date revealed

Sony has revealed that the PlayStation VR will be released on October 13.

The company announced the final release date of its bold virtual reality project at its E3 press conference last night (or in the early hours of the morning UK time).

Besides the news that the PlayStation VR would be launched in around four months time, Sony also confirmed that it would do so at a price of $399, or $499 if you want the full camera and controller bundle, as most gamers surely will.

The company used its E3 showcase to demonstrate some of its key VR titles, including Battlefront VR, Arkham Knight VR, Resident Evil 7 VR, and the stunning-looking FFXV VR. It confirmed that there would be more than 50 games available at launch.

The verdict from TrustedReviews man on the ground Brett Phipps seems to be that Sony pretty much won E3 with its press conference, courtesy of an unbelievably strong roster of exclusive games.

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Even Microsoft’s two console announcements couldn’t quite match up, in the end.

Of course, talking of new consoles, the big omission from Sony’s E3 presser was the announcement of the PS4K – the PlayStation 4.5 console we all know is coming, but the details of which are frustratingly hazy at this point in time.

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