Sony sent a new statement to Games Industry that says, “GameStop was purely speculating. We have not announced our launch plans.”
In an interview with Fox News, GameStop CEO Paul Raines talked about the upcoming launches of the different virtual devices, mentioning that PlayStation VR will release this fall:
[VR is] a big launch. We’re getting ready for it. We will launch the Sony product [PlayStation VR] this fall, and we are in discussions with the other two players [Oculus Rift and HTC Vive].
Previously, Sony said that PlayStation VR will be available in the first half of 2016.
When reached for comment about this story, a Sony rep told VideoGamer, “The launch date [for PlayStation VR] will be announced in due course. We have nothing more to comment on at this time.”
Along with a release date, we’re also waiting to hear a price for PSVR. Sony’s Andrew House said it would be priced as a new gaming platform, while SuperData estimates a price tag of $400 – $600. Also, according to Oculus’s Palmer Luckey, PSVR “isn’t quite as high-end” as the $599 Oculus Rift.
Would you be disappointed if PlayStation VR was delayed to fall 2016?