Live from the PlayStation E3 2016 press conference, Sony Chairman Sean Layden declared that 2016 is a seminal year for virtual reality. “The time has finally come for everyone to enjoy VR in their own home,” Layden stated. “At PlayStation, we have a combination of the necessary processing and graphics power already built into 40 million PS4s that have been sold worldwide.” That’s a huge installed base, and Layton announced that the official US launch date for the PlayStation VR (which costs $399) is October 13, giving millions of PS4 owners a chance to experience VR.
One of the more stunning VR announcements of the evening included how Resident Evil 7 will be playable from beginning to end in PlayStation VR when it releases on January 24. There will be over 50 games releasing for PlayStation VR this year, with some being exclusive originals. A few more games were added to the list tonight, and they include:
- Star Wars Battlefront X-Wing VR Mission
- Batman Arkham VR
- Final Fantasy XV VR Experience
It’s clear that the PlayStation VR has an incredible line-up of games to support its release this fall, making it a major contender among the premium VR headsets.