PlayStation VR Could Cost More Than a PS4 Console
John Williamson / 3 years ago
PlayStation VR, formerly known as Project Morpheus will be priced “as a new gaming platform” according to Sony’s CEO, Andrew House. While a specific price wasn’t mentioned, it’s possible the device will cost more than a PlayStation 4 give the console’s age. If I had to estimate a figure, PlayStation VR could retail around the $350-450 mark which is a massive investment and bound to deter many console gaming fans. In an interview with Bloomberg, House said:
“VR rewrites the rule book on how you can create games,”
“You’re seeing a large amount of interest and work happening among smaller teams, because it’s possible to create something in VR that is very simple but still very magical.”
Apparently, the device will be bundled with 10 games, which could help shift units and make the headset appear a more valuable proposition. Another question to take into account is, does the PS4 have enough power to cope with virtual reality? I highly doubt it as a GTX 980 is recommended for the Oculus Rift to function optimally. Whatever the case, it seems like the PlayStation VR headset will be very expensive, and I’m not entirely sure console players will pay so much for something that could be perceived as an accessory.
Thank you Bloomberg for providing us with this information.