According to what emerged in recent days, HTC Vive will be launched in April at a price of 899 euro (it is already pre-order), while Oculus Rift should be available later this month to 699 euro (for the bundle), to which should be added the cost Shipping (not very cheap) for both. They are among the most advanced virtual reality viewers in circulation and also among the most anticipated by users who are eager to get their hands on one of these devices.
But Sony PlayStation VR will be much more convenient: the Japanese company has announced at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2016, that its display will be on sale later this year and exactly in October to 399 Euros / Dollars. The price does not include the PlayStation 4, but for which you’ll need to use the device, and the PlayStation Room which can be purchased separately at about 60 euro / dollars.
So, whereas HTC Lives and Oculus Rift are not standalone viewers (you need to buy a gaming PC from at least 1000 Euros to try virtual reality), PlayStation VR still remains the most economical model also to the bundled solution.
It must be said that Sony PlayStation VR is not as powerful as the other two viewers. E ‘it equipped with an OLED 5.7 inch Full HD display (1920 x 1080 pixels) with a refresh rate of 90 to 120 Hz, field of view of about 100 degrees and latency of 18 ms, a highly variable characteristic over others because it is closely tied to the viewer PC connected. On board also a motion sensor system which, with the aid of LED 9 and the PlayStation room, will be able to detect the user’s movement at 360 degrees.
Sony PlayStation VR
Sony states that will be available at the time of the Sony PlayStation VR launch, at least 50 compatible video games, including the exclusive Star Wars Battlefront VR, and this is great news for those who are already putting money aside. In addition, the Japanese company has developed the Cinematic Mode, a mode that allows the user to view a “TV in the virtual world”