With the launch of Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE’s) PlayStation VR head-mounted display (HMD) just over three months away, the company is making a big worldwide push to build hype around the device. Upcoming event Animation Comic Game Hong Kong 2016 will feature the headset and Gamescom in Germany will no doubt include a big presence. And taking place this week is the Japan Expo in Paris, France which SIE also confirmed will include PlayStation VR.
PlayStation France confirmed the HMD would be showcased at the Japanese focused event on its Twitter account. Five titles have also been slated to appear PlayStation VR Worlds, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood from Supermassive Games, Capcom’s Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Final Fantasy XV VR Experience by Square Enix, and Frame Interactive’s Headmaster.
It’s certainly not as big as the line-up of titles at the recent Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles last month, where both Resident Evil 7: Biohazard and Final Fantasy XV VR Experience were first unveiled.
The PlayStation VR will have over 50 videogames launch for the platform by the end of the year, but it’s unclear if every title will see a worldwide release. Projects like Hatsune Miku VR: Future Live, and Namco Bandai’s Summer Lesson, are clearly geared towards the Japanese market and SIE hasn’t confirmed if they’ll be launched in the Western market.
Pre-orders for the PlayStation VR have been snapped up pretty quickly, especially when first introduced. Yesterday VRFocus reported that UK customers were still able to grab a launch date unit from certain websites that has allocated stock available. The standard headset on its own is £349.99 GBP/$399.00 USD, but to make full use of the HMD users will need the PlayStation 4 Camera, and some titles do require the PlayStation Move controllers.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of PlayStation VR, reporting back with any further updates.