PlayStation VR to Cost $299

PlayStation VR to Cost $299

Playstation VR will use an External VR Processing Box

PlayStation VR to Cost $299

 

A Sony representative has stated that PlayStation VR will cost $299 without the Playstation Move controllers or the Playstation Camera, half the price of the PC's Oculus Rift. A more expensive $400 version of the headset will include both the Playstation Move controllers and the Playstation camera. 

The VR headset is expected to release sometime in 2016, but the main stumbling block for the headset is the performance of the PS4, though Sony representative also claimed that this first generation Playstation VR headset will be supported throughout the lifespan of the PS4.  

 

 

Sony has already deemed that a stable 60fps is the Minimum required for VR gaming, but is pushing for 90fps to be the Standard for play as even a stable 60FPS can cause users discomfort while using VR.

As Sony says that "Going fast is not optional" when using VR, as a higher framerate and display refresh rate will counteract the side affects of motion sickness and other side effects of using VR. In VR you will notice the disconnect between your movement in real life and your movement in-game, so lowering the delay between action and visual response is crucial, making increasing the framerate a vital step when moving to VR.  

These findings are very similar to the findings of Oculus and HTC/Valve, since both the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive headsets use displays which run at 90Hz, though with such a high refresh rate it can be argued that the PS4 will likely be unable to run many visually demanding games while using VR headsets, especially given how few 1080p 60FPS games that are currently available.

 

Sony pushes for 90FPS as Standard for VR

 

2016 is likely going to be the year that VR finally takes off, with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive finally releasing to consumers. Sony is making great progress with their Playstation VR headset, but right now it is very concerning that they have listed a steady 60 as a minimum, regardless of the fact that the same slide from Sony says that this will cause discomfort to users. 

 

You can join the discussion on Playstation Sony's VR Headset on the OC3D forums.

 

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07-02-2016, 15:09:16

WYP
A Sony representative has stated that PlayStation VR will cost $299 without the Playstation Move controllers or the Playstation Camera, half the price of the Oculus Rift.

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...061340400l.jpg

Read more on Playstation VR's pricing.
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07-02-2016, 17:04:47

Kushiro
Wow, was not expecting such a big difference.Quote

07-02-2016, 20:34:27

NeverBackDown
Doesn't it also need an external box that helps aid in processing?Quote

08-02-2016, 06:07:39

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by Kushiro View Post
Wow, was not expecting such a big difference.
I was. Just another example of how PC gamers are exploited and conned.Quote

10-02-2016, 13:08:22

Greenback
B4 you get to excited wait to see what the controllers and camera will cost, and the games to play it withQuote

10-02-2016, 13:15:20

barnsley
So $299 for a usb face mounted screen basically.

This will not cover the entire extra console you'll need to run in order to get that framerate they've set UNLESS this is going to be a <720p experience..Quote

10-02-2016, 13:24:12

ScruffyBadgerLord
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
I was. Just another example of how PC gamers are exploited and conned.
I really hope you own a PC so you know the argument against that. Both PC and Consoles exploit their audiences, both pretty much but not exactly evenly. The PC gamers have it worse because of some developers putting emphasis on consoles and pulling the graphics and effort put into ports down on PC due to that. Also, console games generally cost a serious amount more than the PC.

It seems like if anything it's the console players who have been conned due to the fact you have a $300 - $400 dollar headset but will need an extra graphics box at who knows what price, and honestly it's probably not going to be able to run any highly demanding graphical games, unlike the Oculus. Most likely the graphics processor will be nothing over $150-$200 (at a guess) but but that's still a lot. And to have efficient and effective VR motion control and a camera to track head movements are pretty much a must. So therefore it's most likely that people should buy the $400 if they're looking for anywhere near the tracking precision that the oculus offers. PSVR has the tracking LEDS but what are they there for if not to be tracked by a camera or sensor. Also, add on the probable $150-$200 price tag of the processing box and you're looking at around $550-$600. So at best a $49 cheaper option compared to the Oculus, and at worse a $1 more expensive option should the box be $200. Not the huge price difference that people thought they saw. (Plus, don't expect to play Uncharted 4 on the PS4 in VR. Nope. Never gonna happen)

With no support for older games, I as a PS4 and a PC user would pick the Oculus due to the fact you can most of the time force non-oculus compatible games into VR, whereas with PSVR that isn't going to happen until they somehow simulate 3DVR and that's going to be interesting.

Oculus: Expensive, huge range of games (whether VR or not), controllerless motion tracking (but also has controllers if needed)

PSVR: Expensive, small range of VR compatible games, have to use handheld controllers, however interesting to see where it goes. Maybe the PS5 will learn from the VR part of it's predecessor and have some graphical and processing upgrades to make Full PSVR gaming a reality without being limitedQuote

10-02-2016, 13:35:51

Tolemac
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Originally Posted by ScruffyBadgerLord View Post
I really hope you own a PC
If he did not he would be on a console forum and not a pc one and as for splashing out cash on hardware oh my god when you game on a PC the money you can spend is "Bonkers Mental (sorry TTL)" compared to a ConsoleQuote

10-02-2016, 16:44:54

ScruffyBadgerLord
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Originally Posted by Tolemac View Post
If he did not he would be on a console forum and not a pc one and as for splashing out cash on hardware oh my god when you game on a PC the money you can spend is "Bonkers Mental (sorry TTL)" compared to a Console
Sort of depends. But fair enough on hardware costs. It's just people think it's cheap that irritates meQuote

11-02-2016, 06:37:24

SuB
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Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
So $299 for a usb face mounted screen basically.

This will not cover the entire extra console you'll need to run in order to get that framerate they've set UNLESS this is going to be a <720p experience..
Without saying too much, it doesn't work the same way others' do that people currently have in their homes on their PC'sQuote

11-02-2016, 07:41:11

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by ScruffyBadgerLord View Post
I really hope you own a PC so you know the argument against that. Both PC and Consoles exploit their audiences, both pretty much but not exactly evenly. The PC gamers have it worse because of some developers putting emphasis on consoles and pulling the graphics and effort put into ports down on PC due to that. Also, console games generally cost a serious amount more than the PC.
Over the past year and 3 months I have put over £5000 into 4k and trying to run it. Mostly with GPUs that don't even have a model number any more just a stupid name with double the price tag of what used to be a top end GPU.

And do you know what? it still doesn't run flawlessly.

That's about all I am going to say but that says it all really. We, as PC gamers, are completely ripped off being charged ridiculous money for technology.

I'm aware that console games are more expensive too, that's because they have a licensing fee. Does that mean you have to buy absolutely all of them at top prices? no, because we don't do that on PC either. You judge whether you want the game and then you decide what you are willing to pay for it and then you wait.

I built a £3500 PC in August of 2014. A year later I got around £1450 parting it out.

I think that should answer all of your questions.Quote

11-02-2016, 07:48:08

Tripp
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
Over the past year and 3 months I have put over £5000 into 4k and trying to run it. Mostly with GPUs that don't even have a model number any more just a stupid name with double the price tag of what used to be a top end GPU.

And do you know what? it still doesn't run flawlessly.

That's about all I am going to say but that says it all really. We, as PC gamers, are completely ripped off being charged ridiculous money for technology.

I'm aware that console games are more expensive too, that's because they have a licensing fee. Does that mean you have to buy absolutely all of them at top prices? no, because we don't do that on PC either. You judge whether you want the game and then you decide what you are willing to pay for it and then you wait.

I built a £3500 PC in August of 2014. A year later I got around £1450 parting it out.

I think that should answer all of your questions.
Not really a fair representation dude given you bought titans, the most grossly overpriced cards that have came out when most gamers don't buy those cards, not looking for conflict just stating that observation fella.Quote

11-02-2016, 07:51:32

tinytomlogan
1440 is where the smart money gets spent.Quote

11-02-2016, 07:54:22

Tripp
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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
1440 is where the smart money gets spent.
Indeed Guv, an that is where I will be heading as soon as I grab my new cardsQuote

11-02-2016, 07:56:18

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
1440 is where the smart money gets spent.
I fell for it

Thankfully I've had time to reflect and won't be falling for anything else. When I have to start looking at medium settings I am going to get a cheap 1440p monitor (for around £200) and then when that isn't enough I will go back to using my 27" 1080p one.

Graphics cards are the biggest con so they're on the no list now.

I think I'm going to start playing less important games on my lady's 1080p rig with the Titan Black in it so I get used to it again.

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Originally Posted by Tripp View Post
Not really a fair representation dude given you bought titans, the most grossly overpriced cards that have came out when most gamers don't buy those cards, not looking for conflict just stating that observation fella.
I was told Titan Blacks were the best solution for 4k given they had more VRAM than quote "you could ever need!" and so on and so forth. Two of them were the ideal solution for 4k. Only they weren't.

But ironically you have just mentioned one of the biggest cons in computing history without even realising it. Yup - The Titan branding. Another fine example of how badly ripped off PC users are.

Can you imagine what young Johnny's mother would say if he approached her and said "Mum I need £2000 for 4k gaming thx m8 gr8".

However, Sony know young Johnny must approach his mother and ask her for a VR headset, and mothers aren't stupid or gullible like PC gamers so there's a ceiling price with peripherals for their consoles.

That's why the PS headset costs half of the PC one. They know if they want it to take off then they will probably make a loss at first.Quote

11-02-2016, 07:56:22

WYP
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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
1440 is where the smart money gets spent.
As a 4K gamer I have to agree. 4K doesn't gain you much and the performance hit is big.

1440p offers everything, high res, high refresh etc.Quote

11-02-2016, 08:00:08

barnsley
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
-snip-
4k is still a joke. People have said its not worth the money for ages. Of course you're going to get screwed over if you're trying to run technology that isn't fully supported and mass adapted yet.

Unless if you're parting PCs out three years later you only loose as much in depreciation as someone does with selling any electrical goods. This is based on launch prices obviously.Quote

11-02-2016, 08:04:41

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
4k is still a joke. People have said its not worth the money for ages. Of course you're going to get screwed over if you're trying to run technology that isn't fully supported and mass adapted yet.

Unless if you're parting PCs out three years later you only loose as much in depreciation as someone does with selling any electrical goods.
It wouldn't be anywhere near as bad if it wasn't for the rip offs dude. 7970 was £400 or so at launch. Two would have been £800 I got fleeced that for ONE Titan.

As far as technology and so on have advanced 4k is the only real major one. And I fell for it and have wasted god knows how much. And I could continue with that mindset and do another £900 on another pair of GPUs but I'm not going to bother now.

Next buy for me (aside from sundries like storage and so on) is a 1440p monitor. I couldn't agree more about 4k and what all you guys have said about it Quote

11-02-2016, 08:04:47

Tripp
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Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
4k is still a joke. People have said its not worth the money for ages. Of course you're going to get screwed over if you're trying to run technology that isn't fully supported and mass adapted yet.

Unless if you're parting PCs out three years later you only loose as much in depreciation as someone does with selling any electrical goods. This is based on launch prices obviously.
Nail meet head, couldn't of put it better. Also alien no one forced you to buy the titans, you did that while many others laughed at the pricing of them.Quote

11-02-2016, 08:12:09

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by Tripp View Post
Nail meet head, couldn't of put it better. Also alien no one forced you to buy the titans, you did that while many others laughed at the pricing of them.
4k is the biggest advance in PC technology since Crysis. In all of those years since Crysis games have improved ever so slightly year upon year with nothing really huge for tech junkies to jump on. I believe they call it stagnating.

So as usual with anything modern I jumped on it at first. You may have laughed at the prices of Titan but in order to run 4k you needed two of them. Anything else was made for lower resolutions and even at their launch the 780s were already showing signs of running out of VRAM @ 4k. So as I said the only choice you had was Titan/Titan Black in my case and they cost what they cost because Nvidia had you over a barrel. What was the other choice? two 290s with broken drivers and no proper Crossfire support or Frame Pacing (that came later).

So to make that jump to this truly remarkable level that was the price.

Only it wasn't, because within six months there were newer cards out etc.

And the next big advance is VR. Something I will not be touching with a barge pole for at least two years or so until it's all settled down but something I will absolutely be buying on console with a console to go with it.

As the PS4 evolves it will still be the PS4. Games released on it will work on it without question and without the need for ridiculously overpriced hardware that gets two good games a year if you are lucky. The consoles get all of the games, not just the odd one that the devs can be bothered to compile for PC and then make them work.

So yeah, like everything else you plug into/load on a console PSVR will just work and also doesn't need a £1000 anchor to run it.Quote

11-02-2016, 08:19:07

TPC
People who want the latest and greatest always pay the price.Quote

11-02-2016, 08:28:04

barnsley
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
It wouldn't be anywhere near as bad if it wasn't for the rip offs dude. 7970 was £400 or so at launch. Two would have been £800 I got fleeced that for ONE Titan.

As far as technology and so on have advanced 4k is the only real major one. And I fell for it and have wasted god knows how much. And I could continue with that mindset and do another £900 on another pair of GPUs but I'm not going to bother now.

Next buy for me (aside from sundries like storage and so on) is a 1440p monitor. I couldn't agree more about 4k and what all you guys have said about it
1440p is the best upgrade anyone can do with a high end rig IMHO. 4k is cool if you've got the patience but 1440p gives the best of both worlds. Especially when it it 144hz and IPS Quote

11-02-2016, 08:33:00

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
1440p is the best upgrade anyone can do with a high end rig IMHO. 4k is cool if you've got the patience but 1440p gives the best of both worlds. Especially when it it 144hz and IPS
Oh yeah for sure I initially ran Fallout 4 on my TV at the native 1080p. It was so bad dude, like "I don't even think I can play this it looks so bad" bad.

Thankfully using DSR and the fact that I sit about 16ft back from the TV meant that at 1440p it looked more than passable

I'm not in a panic yet tbh. I can still max out the main textures on ROTTR and it looks amazing at 4k but once these Furys start to creak (which have been excellent, BTW, Crossfire really is far better than I believed it would be !) I'm just going to drop to a 1440p monitor on the cheap.

Not really that fussed about going over 60hz as I always gamed there before and 60 FPS has been a luxury since going to 4k.

I don't game online with strangers either, so 60 FPS is plenty Quote

11-02-2016, 08:54:31

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
1440 is where the smart money gets spent.
This right here.

The difference between 1440P and 4K is so small it's really not worth it plus you wave goodbye to being able to run 144Hz G-Sync/Freesync displays.

1080P to 1440P for me was a maHOOsive jump, 1440P to 4K not so much, I had a 4K Dell IPS display next to my Swift but I just never used it as to me the visual difference compared to 1440P was so minuscule the performance hit just wasn't worth it so ended up selling it.Quote
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