It’s been a busy day for Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) and its work in virtual reality (VR). Earlier on at its Tokyo Game Show (TGS) 2015 press conference the company rebranded its Project Morpheus head-mounted display (HMD) with the final name of PlayStation VR. Those attending TGS as it gets underway later this week will be among the first to sample the HMD under its new name, but those living in other areas of Japan will also get the chance to try it in the near future.
SCE has announced that it will be taking PlayStation VR on its PlayStation Live Circuit across the country towards the end of September 2015 and into October. Participating cities include Osaka, Sapporo, and Fukuoka. A total of 6 titles will be on display including Kitchen from Capcom, The Playroom VR, Cyber Danganronpa VR: Class Trial, Sega feat. Hatsune Miku Project: VR Tech Demo, Summer Lesson and the Dynasty Warriors 8 VR Demo. As seen in the image above, SCE will also be bringing standard PlayStation 4 titles to the show as well as a number of PlayStation Vita experiences.
PlayStation VR is set to launch in the first half of 2016, with an official price and final release date yet to be revealed. Hopefully SCE will announce this information at one of this year’s remaining events, which include another press conference at Paris Games Week (PGW) towards the end of October and the return of the PlayStation Experience fan event at the start of December. For now, the kit boasts a 1080p OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate that’s able to ‘reproject’ experiences running in 120fps.
VRFocus will continue to follow the PlayStation Live Circuit, PlayStation VR and all other updates from the company, reporting back with the latest on them.