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Taking gaming to next level (PSVR)

Taking Gamingto Next Level [PSVR]

Sony will soon reveal more about PlayStation VR, its upcoming virtual reality headset for the PlayStation 4, after months without saying much about the platform. The company is holding a PSVR-focused event on March 15th

PlayStation VR was first announced at GDC two years ago under the codename Project Morpheus. Sony is yet to issue a price or release date for the final version of PlayStation VR beyond an expected launch in the first half of 2016.

The PS4 is a major advantage to the headset in many ways because there are already 36 million VR-compatible PS4 consoles out in the wild right now. Sony also already has the benefit of controlling an ecosystem that console gamers have been fully invested in for decades. Sony owning both the headset and the brains powering it will be a score for consumers who won’t have to worry whether their specific rig can support the latest particularly demanding VR title. On the other hand, this will also be a limiting factor for developers really wanting to push the limits of the VR platform given the PS4’s lack of upgradability.

It will be interesting to see what Sony ends up revealing at the event and what arsenal of features/titles/specs they will call up to shift consumer attention toward their VR headset.

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