From the very beginning, innovation has played a vital role in the PlayStation business; this was true from the moment the first PSone hit the shelves 21 years ago, and remains every bit as important to us today.
As such, we are incredibly pleased to be making the next quantum leap forward in immersive entertainment, and celebrate the launch of PlayStation VR.
The enthusiasm for PSVR is palpable. Where once players controlled the game from the outside, PSVR puts them at the heart of the action to give an accessible, immersive experience like no other.
Throughout the journey of PSVR, we have had incredible support from the development community (50 titles from launch to Christmas is testament to that). Coupled with our sophisticated technology, this means that through PSVR, we are able to bring you into extraordinary new worlds and take you to places you’d never have thought possible.
With PlayStation VR Worlds, for example, you’ll discover what it’s like to dive the depths of the ocean (but without getting your feet wet), take part in a hair-raising jewel heist, and even journey through the stars.
For speed-demons, Driveclub VR puts you behind the steering wheel of the world’s fastest cars, allowing you to race through locations so realistic you’ll want to reach out and touch them; while RIGS Mechanized Combat League lets futuristic fighting fans do battle first-hand.
From racing, to horror, to sports, to action, fantasy and adventure, there is truly something for everyone. This is just a small taste of what’s to come – in addition to the games and experiences available at launch there are over a hundred more in development for 2017, and beyond.
Whilst developers worked hard to bring us the best content, you will see that our skilled engineers focussed on building hardware to provide a fully immersive experience, identifying components which would make crucial differences to the player experience, such as:
- The PSVR headset’s crisp 5.7 inch OLED screen, which offers full 360° vision at 120 frames per second – meaning you can look around and never leave the action
- Ground-breaking 3D audio technology – letting you pinpoint every in-game footstep for the ultimate surround sound experience
- The all-important sense of immersion is taken one step further thanks to precision head tracking, which works maps your every movement to smoothly replicate it on screen for others to watch and engage with – making it a social as well as immersive activity
I’m sure you will agree, these efforts were time well spent.
We are very proud to be bringing PlayStation VR to you today. It has been a long time in the making and we believe that this remarkable piece of hardware will be a game changer.
So, for those of you reading this and getting ready to discover PSVR for yourselves, we hope you enjoy the future of gaming.