PlayStation launches a new hope for Virtual Reality

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Virtual reality is a technology that will revolutionize the way we live. Of course there are different alternatives standing up the experience right now, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are the main samples, and is that the gaming industry is always the first that seeks for innovation in its products, although, from my perspective, the development of virtual reality games hasn’t reached its full potential yet (it actually will be until we can live an experience like Sword Art Online, <without the dying part, obviously> when I could say is virtual reality).

The gamer market is one of the largest and most demanding around. Each gamer is such a critic and we are pretty rough when we don’t like something enough, even inside the community itself.

I still remember when I tried the Virtual Boy: it was red, large and heavy. Once kept my Virtual Boy I could see my whole world dyed in blood (elder’s joke only), the important thing about this experience is that it was the first time I had an approach with a technology that could be classified as virtual reality back then, and I had not clue!

Virtual Boy

Play Station is another of the first consoles which I saw my girlhood spend with next to my sister while playing Final Fantasy IX, leveling my characters to 100; then the Xbox appeared and I never looked back. Gears Of War swallowed part of my brain, — yet I will always enjoy a few Final Fantasy time — Now the PSVR (Play Station Virtual Reality) is on sale and need to get one for Xmas! For now I’ll tell you about most interesting specs I found in this new PlayStation 4 gadget:

Play Station VR has been developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment and manufactured by Sony. In general, VR systems are hard to implement in games; creating an immersive world in order to make us feel like we are there for real is far from being a piece of cake, not to mention decent graphics.

Seems like Sony has done a good job this time.

Designed exclusively for the PlayStation 4 (PS4 and next Pro) platform, is able to display in both PlayStation VR headset and TV. The headset works in conjunction with either standard control DualSock 4 or PlayStation Move controls.

Let’s take a look at its specifications!

  • A 5.7 inch OLED panel with matrix resolution RGB subpixels 1080p, leading to a resolution of 960×1080 in each eye.
  • 3D surround sound; headphone jack 3.5mm (includes standard). 9 position LEDs on the surface of the PlayStation Camera to track movements in 360 °. Sony advises the person wearing the helmet must be at a minimum distance of 60 cm and a maximum of up to 3 meters from the PlayStation Camera. This has a front recognition angle of 70 cm to 1.9m diameter.
  • HDMI and USB ports
  • Virtual reality glasses created based on plastic and weighting 610 grams with dimensions of 18.79 x 18.5 x 24.5cm. We are talking about glasses that redistributes the weight and since it doesn’t have a fastening strap for the head (is more like, kind of headband) engages very easy and do not entangled. They are very comfortable and fit perfectly, even when wearing glasses.
  • Kinematic mode, to see movies and games not adapted to the VR in small format (117 inches), medium (163 inches) and large (226 inches) mode.
  • Mirror mode so that our companions can see the experience of the glasses on the TV and a separate mode offering another game interface for titles that requires cooperation.

I know you were also wondering about PSVR cost. All VR systems are awesome, but quite out of my price range for now, way too expensive. Fortunately, PlayStation has listened to the community (or so it seems) launching a product cheaper than the rest on stock, then you can get a bundle from $499.

Something I like about pSVR is the main concept of recycling its old peripherals. PlayStation Move and Camera will be very necessary to enjoy a fully immersive experience. hope you haven't thrown away yours.
Something I like about PSVR is the main concept of recycling its old peripherals. PlayStation Move Controllers and Camera are a must for a fully immersive experience.

Certainly, the Play Station VR is a chic product for a growing market. It has clearly been launched a little bit late in comparision with its competitors, but still has the opportunity to put gamer masses by its side if Sony figures how to achieve a high scale positioning.

In my opinion, it will have a slow start but certain succes as PlayStation is not a brand known for creating substandard products, we hope to get the headset and record lets plays in order to show the full operation of this futuristic-looking gadget.

For now, I can say PlayStation has a great need to meet with this product and hopefully won’t disappoint us, however they should hurry up since we all know that Microsoft is not the type to stay with his arms crossed to enable other brands take possession of the market and the Holo Lens are already being tested in Minecraft. We must wait for an early battle of virtual reality gadgets.

 

61 thoughts on “PlayStation launches a new hope for Virtual Reality

  • October 21, 2016 at 1:10 am
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    Still not had the chance to try this great experience but sure seems excellent.
    Sony moved forward with a great innovation and a great peripheral.

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    • November 3, 2016 at 5:56 am
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      Try it out at a demo, it is really worth it.

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  • October 21, 2016 at 7:22 am
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    Better late than never. $499 isn’t outrageous for console customers.

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    • October 25, 2016 at 5:55 am
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      I agreed – that doesn’t seem too bad.

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  • October 21, 2016 at 3:44 pm
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    i loe how the gaming is evolving i cant wait till everything is like virtual reality

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  • October 22, 2016 at 1:38 pm
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    It might be late to market, but with Sony’s reputation, I’ll bet it’s a Good one, if not the Best! VR is definitely the wave of the future, and then on to holograms after we lose the headset!!!

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  • October 22, 2016 at 3:13 pm
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    This is exciting. VR is really picking up

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  • October 23, 2016 at 4:50 pm
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    I definitely am happy about this since it means more competition in the VR market. I just wish I could afford to buy one of these for myself!

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  • October 23, 2016 at 5:50 pm
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    Fantastic, can wait til I get opportunity to try!

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  • October 23, 2016 at 6:12 pm
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    I love the whole VR concept I think it’s the future of gaming.

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    • October 24, 2016 at 8:12 am
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      That’s when I’ll own VR- in the future John S (unless I win one [hint hint addgeeks]). But it will be a console VR model.

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  • October 23, 2016 at 6:38 pm
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    I think that I will not use these VR but my son surely

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  • October 24, 2016 at 12:56 am
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    Loved the demo!!!!

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  • October 24, 2016 at 10:08 am
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    This looks amazing but I think the games will have to be great to really push early sales. I won’t even think about buying it until there is a game on it that I absolutly have to play.

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  • October 24, 2016 at 1:29 pm
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    This is so awesome. I can’t wait to try this.

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  • October 24, 2016 at 1:50 pm
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    Awesome! I’d love to get one!

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  • October 24, 2016 at 6:12 pm
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    This is so awesome! I’d love to try it for myself!

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  • October 25, 2016 at 10:28 am
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    i cant wait to try this , it looks like a lot of fun

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  • October 25, 2016 at 8:38 pm
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    I was dreaming about something like this when I was a kid!

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  • October 28, 2016 at 4:34 am
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    This is exciting , can’t wait to try it.

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  • October 30, 2016 at 2:43 pm
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    This looks so awesome!!!! As soon as my boys saw it they put it on their Christmas list right away!!!

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  • November 1, 2016 at 1:50 am
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    Cannot wait to try VR! Hopefully it’ll be as awesome as I hope!

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  • November 2, 2016 at 9:25 pm
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    It amazes me how maybe people forgot about virtual game boy… I wish I had the chance to try it out… but I never knew anyone who actually owned the system can’t wait to try the one for PS4 and compare it to the Htc

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  • November 2, 2016 at 10:22 pm
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    I hope it’ll be that great! 🙂

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  • November 3, 2016 at 5:55 am
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    We were able to try this out at a demo. It was very cool and it felt like you were in the game!

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  • November 8, 2016 at 1:15 am
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    Yep VR is the future until it turns into holograms, right! I’m Sure the PlayStation Version is a Good one, and it’s nice to know that it’s more reasonably priced than some of the others!

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  • November 8, 2016 at 5:27 am
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    The most acceptable approach for the VR in industry

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  • November 8, 2016 at 6:44 am
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    To me there is a Driveclub VR at the moment, looking forward to get hands on some VR FPS games.

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  • November 8, 2016 at 9:12 pm
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    I gotta try me one of these here gadgets someday.

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  • November 9, 2016 at 3:20 am
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    Can’t wait to try this.

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  • November 9, 2016 at 7:56 am
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    what a great piece of tech 🙂

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  • November 9, 2016 at 8:32 am
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    Participo en el sorteo

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  • November 9, 2016 at 3:44 pm
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    Really hopes this goes far, can’t wait to see what kinds of games come out for it.

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  • November 10, 2016 at 1:23 pm
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    Would be interesting to see how PSVR performs versus my Oculus Rift, which as of right now works flawlessly on PC

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  • November 10, 2016 at 4:32 pm
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    The demon-red glint in that Virtual Boy shot brings back horrid memories…

    This looks much better.

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  • November 11, 2016 at 10:15 am
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    Can’t wait to try the PS4 VR!

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  • November 11, 2016 at 3:48 pm
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    This actually true, the PSVR is a great opportunity to VR, they expect to sell 1.6 million devices so, it will push VR into the houses so more arena for the developers to fight!

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  • November 11, 2016 at 5:44 pm
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    Performance aside for a moment, this looks so much slicker than the other headsets.

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  • November 13, 2016 at 10:50 pm
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    Time to cash in my change jars, the wife sure would be surprised to find this under the tree

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  • November 14, 2016 at 5:40 pm
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    I wonder if the PS4 Pro is going to end up being required for many vr titles just to get that little bit of extra power.

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  • November 14, 2016 at 8:14 pm
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    Thanks for this article.

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  • November 15, 2016 at 5:41 pm
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    I wonder if titles will actually require the Pro…

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  • November 16, 2016 at 6:33 pm
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    Are these available to try at kiosks in stores?

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  • November 20, 2016 at 9:12 pm
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    If you share with friends, be thorough with cleaning the headset as skin diseases have become more common.

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  • November 22, 2016 at 11:58 am
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    Thanks for the review! It helped 🙂

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  • November 22, 2016 at 2:03 pm
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    Fabulous!!!!

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  • November 28, 2016 at 8:01 pm
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    Can’t wait to see on of these in person.

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  • November 29, 2016 at 10:41 pm
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    Well Sony sold around 40 millions of PS4 so I think you will see a lot of PSVR

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  • December 7, 2016 at 10:13 pm
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    I just read Sony marked another score selling the PS4, I hope to get one of this things soon!

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  • December 10, 2016 at 9:29 am
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    And that’s it! I will receive mine maybe in one or two weeks!

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  • December 17, 2016 at 10:26 pm
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    is there any chance to do like the people with the rift or vive which uses 3D games on VR like if those were VR games?

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  • December 22, 2016 at 1:28 am
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    There are some carrying cases very nice to make a little bit portable the PS4 +PSVR

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