PS5 price and release update: Great news for PlayStation VR fans


PS5 price and release update: Great news for PlayStation VR fans

A new PlayStation VR headset looks set to launch as part of the new PS5 lineup, although it’s unlikely to arrive on the console’s release date.

The price of the PlayStation 5 remains a mystery, with two different consoles coming to the market this year.

This includes the PS5 Digital Edition, which removes the disc-drive from the normal console bundle, and is likely to be cheaper than the regular version.

A recent report from China suggests that the PS5 Digital will cost less than $450, while the Blue-Ray console will retail at just below $500. Meanwhile, another rumour suggests that pre-orders for the PlayStation 5 will begin on September 9.

These latest reports should be taken with a big pinch of salt and will likely remain unverified until Sony actually announces something.

While there is still a lot to find out about the PS5, other news has started trickling out about Sony’s next-gen plans.

The good news is that the PlayStation 5 will be compatible with the PSVR, and there are already new projects in the works for it.

A message from Sony confirms: “Both the PS Move Motion Controllers and the PlayStation VR Aim Controller will work with supported PS VR games on PS5.

“PlayStation Camera will work with PS5 for playing supported PS VR games. It will require a PlayStation Camera adaptor that will be provided at no additional cost to PS VR users. More details on how to get the adaptor will be announced at a later date.”

And while Sony hasn’t said much about the PSVR 2, or any other upcoming VR projects, they have reaffirmed their commitment to the Virtual Reality market.

That’s great news for VR gamers, who will have to wait and see what new tech Sony are working on for the future.

A recent financial report from Sony adds: “Through introducing new technologies in speed, haptics and sound, we can further improve on the exclusive experience available on the PS4, and aim to make the PS5 a truly next-generation console by providing game experiences that were not possible before.

“Games for the PS5 that deliver this new gaming experience are being made by 1st, 2nd and 3rd party developers, and we plan to introduce a compelling line-up of titles to our users In executing these strategies, greater emphasis will be placed on user engagement.

“SIE plans to provide content for a variety of game genres and formats, and make advances in unique and immersive interactive experiences such as VR. At the same time, SIE aims to create a better user experience, improve usability, and strengthen its use of data analysis.

“Making the best use of new and existing partnerships while driving growth will be important for achieving further expansions in scale. Through maintaining the momentum and ecosystem that PS4 built up until now, we will promote a smooth transition to the PS5.”

The price of the PlayStation 5 remains a mystery, although we know that there will be at least two different price points.

The PS5 Digital Edition removes the disc-drive from the normal console bundle and should also provide a modest discount for gamers.

Fans are hoping that the PlayStation 5 price won’t go over the $500 mark, with many still surprised by the lack of announcement from the tech giant on the subject.

Whatever does happen, Sony will need to keep in time with Microsoft, who will be launching the Xbox Series X in late 2020.

And while one device could be more powerful than the other, the specs being talked about for both sounds like they will be sold at similar price points.

Published at Mon, 31 Aug 2020 02:24:33 +0000


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