Sony Talking PlayStation VR at GDC 2016

    PlayStation VR, Sony Computer Entertainment’s (SCE’s) virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) for the PlayStation 4, is expected to launch in the next four months. SCE has put a H1 2016 window on the release of the anticipated kit, though, with March approaching, fans are starting to wonder when the company will finally announce specific details. It could be that the 2016 Game Developers Conference (GDC) from 14th – 18th March is the venue. While that’s unconfirmed SCE, will be hosting a session that’s dedicated to the device during the event.

    Chirs Norden, Senior Staff Developer Support Engineer at SCE America will be giving a talk entitled ‘PlayStation VR: Development and Innovations‘ at an unannounced time during the show. It features on a range of tracks, including the Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC) track, which debuts this year. An official description for the event reads: “Join us as we enter the world of PlayStation VR and explore various development concepts and design innovations. It will be an exciting journey that you surely won’t want to miss. We will be updating the online session description with more details to come.”

    “Attendees will gain new insights and concepts into PlayStation VR development.”

    As it’s shaping up, PlayStation VR will likely release after the Oculus Rift in March and HTC Vive in April. The kit consists of a 1080p OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate that can ‘reproject’ titles that are running at 60fps natively on PlayStation 4 at 120fps in-HMD. A 90Hz option is also available for developers running at this framerate on PlayStation 4. SCE has confirmed that over 200 developers are currently working on content, which includes the likes of Polyphony Digital with Gran Turismo Sport, Harmonix with HMX Music, and Crytek with Robinson: The Journey.

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