According to Shuei Yoshida, Sony Computer Entertainment’s head of worldwide studios and prolific Twitter user, his company is “still not ready” to reveal pricing or a release date for its upcoming virtual reality headset, PlayStation VR.
In a recent interview with Gamespot, Yoshida said, “Well, we’re still not ready for a date and price, but the hardware has been going very well.”
“It’s pretty much done, but the team in Tokyo is working hard to get the system software and the SDK done and continually improve it, to make sure that the experience is great for customers and developers,” said Yoshida.
“We also want to make sure that when we launch we also have a good selection of games, so it’s a bit too early to sort out a price and date.”
It’s expected Sony will reveal more information about PlayStation VR, formerly known as Project Morpheus, at PlayStation Experience in San Francisco, California on December 5 and 6. Estimates indicate PlayStation VR will be released at some point in early 2016 and that the headset will be priced somewhere in the $US400 range.
Virtual reality is often pegged as the future of gaming with headsets like the Oculus Rift, HTC’s Vive and Sony’s PlayStation VR set to be released at various dates over the next few months.
I went hands-on with PlayStation VR at Fan Expo Canada in August and walked away impressed with my experience with the device, although it suffers from display resolution issues. These problems are likely linked to the PlayStation 4’s lack of hardware power when compared to a high-end gaming PC.