Sony finally slaps PlayStation VR with a precise release date: October 13

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Virtual reality enthusiasts and especially those excited about super-immersive gaming probably know the best is yet to come, despite the road-opening Oculus Rift and universally acclaimed HTC Vive already seeing daylight.

This battle isn’t over until Sony throws its hat in the ring as well, which we’ve known for a while was only supposed to happen in October. At long last, the PlayStation VR today gets an explicit launch date, October 13, thus keeping even its earliest adopters waiting another four months.

If you want to secure your place at the front of the line, we’re afraid pre-orders are currently closed, although they should re-open sometime “this summer.” Starting at a $400 price tag that makes the Rift and Vive seem far from sensible choices, the PlayStation VR headset will unfortunately work strictly with PS4 consoles off the bat, likely picking up PC compatibility down the line.

The key selling point here is more than obvious, especially after Sony’s E3 press conference yesterday, when we received confirmation around 50 thrilling games would get released in virtual reality come fall, including Star Wars: Battlefront, Batman: Arkham, Final Fantasy XV, Eve: Valkyrie, Gran Turismo Sport, Shadow of the Beast, and War Thunder.

Sources: TechCrunch, The Verge

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