PlayStation VR pre-orders sell out
The first PlayStation VR bundles were made available for pre-order online and promptly sold out at several retailers. The bundles are $500 and include the Move tracked controllers, tracking camera, and Playstation VR Worlds (trailer). Pre-orders for the $400 headset by itself -- for those who already have the camera and Move controllers -- start March 29 at 7 a.m. Pacific. The add-on for the PlayStation 4 ships “by October 31”.
Tested released a video wrapping up last week’s Playstation launch event with quick reviews of many of the system’s upcoming titles.
Valve trying to lower the cost of VR
Valve’s Alex Vlachos outlined a series of strategies at the Game Developers Conference grouped together as “adaptive quality” that would allow VR to run on older graphics cards. Vlachos uploaded his slides if you want a deep dive into the rendering strategies.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak called VR headsets his favorite new gadget, saying “I love putting mine on and watching a basketball game live; it was just an experience that you can't believe. Sometimes I come out of a VR world, take off the helmet, and I can't believe I'm actually sitting in my office, at a desk at home.”