Tomorrow is the beginning of the official launch of PlayStation 5 in select territories and for those early adopters who also want the console to power their PlayStation VR, they’ll need a free PlayStation Camera Adaptor. Today, Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that new VR customers will find the device included in bundles at the end of November.
The main PlayStation Twitter account revealed that customers in the US and Canada will find the adaptor in the PlayStation VR Marvel’s Iron Man VR Bundle. While over on PlayStation Europe, the account noted that the adaptor would feature in the PlayStation VR Starter Pack this month.
It was revealed last month that Japanese customers buying bundles would get the adaptor, so it’s good news this has been rolled out to more locations. Of course, if you already have a PlayStation VR then you’ll need to go down the route of ordering one of the free adaptors from SIE’s website which isn’t too difficult. Don’t expect instant shipping as SIE notes deliveries could take up to two weeks.
All of this stems from the current PlayStation Camera being incompatible with PlayStation 5 and the fact that the newer PlayStation HD Camera won’t support VR. PlayStation Move, Aim and DualShock 4 wireless controllers will support PlayStation 5 but the DS4 controller won’t work with PlayStation 5 titles. On the plus side, most VR games will be backwards compatible and some like Firewall Zero Hour will make use of PlayStation 5’s improved hardware to reduce load times and increase the visual fidelity.
PlayStation 5 has a split worldwide launch with the console available in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea from tomorrow, 12th November. As for everywhere else, they have to wait until 19th November. The standard disc drive edition retails for £449.99 GBP/$499.99 USD whilst the Digital Edition will cost £359.99/$399.99.
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