PlayStation VR Released Next Week? Not for Children’s Use


It looks like virtual reality is becoming the trend this year as Oculus, HTC, Samsung, and Sony are preparing their respective VR headsets to take over the gaming industry by storm. Now, it seems like Sony is just about ready to unveil its heavily anticipated VR headset, the PlayStation VR next week.

According to GamesRadar, the Japanese tech giant has already sent out media invites to a PlayStation VR-focused event that’s set to take place on March 15, during the Game Developers Conference for this year.

Sony however is keeping mum on what the event will hold. The specific time, date and place is still unclear, and it’s still unknown at the time of writing if the company will even offer hands-on demos during its event. However, rumours suggest that the company will also use GDC 2016 as the chance to unveil the price and the release date of its VR headset.

GDC isn’t actually the venue for hardware announcements. But if it is any indication, Sony did unveil its VR headset two years back at the same event when it was first dubbed as Project Morpheus. The VR competition, namely the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive, already have their respective prices and release dates known. As such, Sony might take the opportunity to finally discuss more info about the PlayStation VR.

Another clue to the imminent release of the PlayStation VR is the incoming 3.50 software update for the PlayStation 4. It marks as an update to prepare the console for the PlayStation VR’s launch, and Sony seems to have set a lower age restriction as compared to the Oculus Rift. Sony states that the PlayStation VR is “is not for use by children under age 12,” which is lower than that of the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR as well with their age rating of 13.

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