PlayStation UK Lists 20 Things You Need to Know About PlayStation VR

March 17, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

In a new video from PlayStation UK this week, the Access PlayStation team rounded up all the latest PlayStation VR information into 20 Things You Need to Know.

Here’s a list of what those things are, in the order they appear in the video:

  1. PlayStation VR releases in October 2016
  2. It costs £349/€399/$399 USD/$549 CAD
  3. The box includes an HDMI cable, a USB cable, AC adapter, AC power cord, VR headset connection cable, VR headset, stereo headphones, processor unit, and printed materials
  4. The headset comes with a 5.7 inch custom OLED display, which offers a resolution of 1920xRGBx1080
  5. PlayStation VR also has a 120Hz refresh rate, 100 degree field of vision, 3D audio, and a low latency of 18ms
  6. Player movement is tracked using the headset’s on-board accelerometer and gyroscope, and nine positional tracking LEDs
  7. PlayStation VR requires the PlayStation Camera, which is sold separately
  8. Every PSVR game will support the DualShock 4
  9. The PlayStation Move controller is optional and sold separately, but a pair of Move controllers “may enhance the VR experience with certain supported games, like Until Dawn: Rush of Blood.” Move controllers will be available closer to launch
  10. PlayStation VR will come with a physical demo disc of playable and non-playable experiences from some of the best launch games
  11. 230 developers and publishers are currently working on PlayStation VR
  12. There are over 160 titles in development for PlayStation VR
  13. 50 PlayStation VR titles are scheduled to launch by the end of 2016, including Eagle Flight, EVE: Valkyrie, Headmaster, Rez Infinite, Wayward Sky, and Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
  14. Lucasfilm and DICE are working on a Star Wars Battlefront gaming experience
  15. The Playroom VR will be a free download to all PSVR owners at launch and includes these mini-games: Monster Escape, Cat and Mouse, Ghost House, Bedroom Robots, and Wanted
  16. One social feature is screen mirroring, where the TV displays the same image as the VR headset, but in 2D, allowing others to spectate.
  17. The other social feature allows the TV to show a different perspective than the VR headset. In Monster Escape, the person wearing the headset sees through the eyes of a monster, while those on the TV must defeat the monster.
  18. Cinematic Mode uses the headset’s large virtual screen for a variety of content, including standard PlayStation 4 games, Share Play, and Live From PlayStation, as well as 360 degree photos and videos captured with omni-directional cameras.
  19. Cinematic Mode has various modes which affect the size of the virtual screen. On its largest setting, with an estimated virtual viewing distance of 2.5 meters, Cinematic Mode offers a virtual screen of 226 inches.
  20. This is what the retail box looks like.

Will you be getting PlayStation VR in October?