The PlayStation VR head-mounted display is mere weeks from consumer release, and with that comes both anticipation and preparation for the launch. Many readers will have already familiarised themselves with VRFocus’ guide to the best accessories for PlayStation VR, but today comes the reveal of something altogether different.
The success of modern virtual reality (VR) has often been said to hang on the idea of convincing people to try it: those who have a good experience in their first instance quickly become believers. So what better way to get people to experience VR than through their early-adopter friends? Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has already thought of this it seems, partnering with RDS Industries to manufacture the officially branded ‘RDS PlayStation VR Headset and Accessories Deluxe Carrying Case’.
The RDS PlayStation VR Headset and Accessories Deluxe Carrying Case features separate compartments for the PlayStation VR HMD with cable, processor unit and AC adaptor pockets. A removable mesh pocket holds PlayStation VR HMD Connection cable, HDMI cable and USB cable Hard Shell case for maximum protection.
Measuring 15 x 9 x 7.8 inches, the RDS PlayStation VR Headset and Accessories Deluxe Carrying Case is compact in design given the size of the HMD and necessary cables/processor unit, and has a top-mounted carrying handle for portability. It should be noted however, that there is no space within the RDS PlayStation VR Headset and Accessories Deluxe Carrying Case for software. Of course, it is generally expected that most PlayStation VR early adopters will purchase videogames and experiences for the HMD digitally, and thus can be accessed via any PlayStation 4 console upon which their PlayStation Network (PSN) account is installed.
Available to pre-order via Amazon, the RDS PlayStation VR Headset and Accessories Deluxe Carrying Case is priced at $59.99 USD and set for release in North America on 31st October 2016. No UK or European release has yet been announced, but of course VRFocus will keep you updated with the latest details on this and other officially branded PlayStation VR accessories.