And so at last, Sony have lifted the veil on the release and price of the eagerly anticipated PlayStation VR HMD. With a price of £349 / €399 / $399 and a release date set for October the Sparks are wild with excitement for Sony’s addition to 2016’s VR releases.
The specs look promising, and as expected, Sony’s contender won’t be able to deliver an experience to match it’s bigger brothers who harness the power of PC to deliver their brands of VR… However, with the specs it does have, the all important existing install base, Sony’s focus on VR as a social experience and of course that all important much more accessible price point, does that matter?
Could we see the leaner and cheaper option being the VR entry point into VR that many have longed for.
The Sparks debate this and wonder if, when concentrating on what PlayStation VR has and what it offers, opposed to just looking at differences between it and the other two big players on the scene, that perhaps Sony is releasing a David amongst us that, if the experience delivered meets expectation, will stand head and shoulders against the Goliath of it’s more powerful siblings resting upon its own very relevant attributes of harnessing that existing PS4 install base, bang for buck and of course, the incredibly positive developer support it has from being part of Sony’s Playstation brand – over 230 devs at time of going to press.
In this week’s news section, Microsoft are enabling everyone to just get along and play together, as they announce cross-platform play, the first title with this update is the fantastic Rocket League, could we see Xbox vs. PC vs. PS4?
We have some tasty new NX rumours and a certain Mr Pachter is not impressed by Nintendo or the upcoming Nintendo NX console.
We have some fresh Gears of War 4 news with first details on the campaign and studio – The Coalition – announce the Gears of War beta, Beginning on April 18, fans who’ve played Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox One or Windows 10 will begin to receive tokens in waves for early access to the beta. Following the conclusion of early access on April 24, all qualifying Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One will be invited to join the beta until it ends on May 1.
The Sparks rejoices as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan, the next hack-and-slash action affair by Platinum Games (Transformers, Bayonetta, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance), will launch on 24th May for PS4, Xbox One,, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.
Live from the VR News Desk this week we have all the news from the PlayStation VR event in San Francisco this week. The Sparks discuss the interesting VR addition to McDonalds Happy Meals and news from Ubisoft of the Assassin’s Creed VR experience.
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