Last week saw Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) host its first ever Paris Games Week (PGW) press conference in France. It was a packed show filled with news on the PlayStation 4, and even held some big reveals for the PlayStation VR virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). What wasn’t announced, however, was a final release date and price for the kit. With that launch still expected in the first half of 2016, SCE is running out of opportunities to reveal such details. Despite this, the company insists that the device is ‘still not ready’ for a price and date reveal.
SCE Head of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida said as much in a recent interview with GameSpot, as picked up by PlayStation LifeStyle. “Well, we’re still not ready for a date and price, but the hardware has been going very well,” Yoshida said. “It’s pretty much done, but the team in Tokyo is working hard to get the system software and the SDK done and continually improve it, to make sure that the experience is great for customers and developers.
“We also want to make sure that when we launch we also have a good selection of games, so it’s a bit too early to sort out a price and date,” he concluded.
With PGW now wrapped up many are hoping that SCE’s final big event for the year, the PlayStation Experience fan expo in San Francisco, California, will be the place that launch information is revealed. The event takes place on 5th and 6th December and will feature an opening presentation that, last year, essentially resembled an E3 or PGW press conference.
VRFocus will continue to follow PlayStation VR closely, reporting back with the latest updates on its progress.