Sony has two big pieces of hardware coming out this fall, the PS4 Pro and PlayStation VR. Playstation VR is making its way into stores on October 13th. Since we're just about a week away from the launch of Playstation VR, there are games on the list that are getting more and more impressive. VR stands for virtual reality, so this means that the Playstation VR is a head-mounted display that makes it seem like you’re inside the game physically. This new gadget however isn't light on the wallet as it is coming out for $699.99 for the “Launch Bundle”. The “Launch Bundle” comes with everything you need to get started, including the Full HD PlayStation VR headset, PlayStation camera, a pair of PlayStation Move motion controllers, and a copy of PlayStation VR Worlds. Along with every purchase of the Playstation VR comes a free demo disk, allowing you to try out many different VR games. Some of the VR sample games included on the demo disk are: Driveclub VR, PlayStation VR Worlds, RIGS Mechanized Combat League, Tumble VR, Battlezone, EVE: Valkyrie, Wayward Sky and Headmaster. Also unlike the competition who require expensive graphics cards in order to have the virtual reality experience, PS VR can do it using only a PlayStation 4 and a small black box that sits between the headset and the console. For the tech guys this is the specifications of this headset, inside the headset is a 5.7-inch OLED screen with 1920 x RGB x 1080 resolution, which comes out to about to 960 x 1080 for each eye. The PlayStation VR offers a 100-degree field of view and a 120Hz refresh rate.
All of this does sound pretty amazing to me, however there are a few complaints about this new technology. Many PlayStation users are frustrated with the price, as this addition to the Playstation 4 is costing more then the system itself. Also, some other users that have tested the VR say it can cause severe motion sickness and may not be for everyone.
Along with the PS VR, Sony is also releasing the new Playstation console, the PS4 Pro. The PS4 Pro supports 4k graphics so that there is faster frame rates delivered for super-sharp action for select PS4 games. It also boasts a much bigger hardrive; the original PS4 has a 500GB hard drive and the new Pro has 1TB.It will be selling at $499.99. This PS4 Pro is compatible with every PS4 game developed so there are no restrictions. Some games that I think will be great to test out these new graphics are: Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Watch Dogs 2 and Mass Effect: Andromeda. It’s up to you, the consumer whether or not this $500 dollar purchase is worth it, especially when virtual reality is available for the older version of the PS4 and will continue become more mainstream, affordable and available to purchase and to enjoy.