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Sony Announces PlayStation VR Event

Sony Announces PlayStation VR Event
Despite reports of a delay, Sony has sent out invitations to a PlayStation VR event in March.

"Please join us for an exclusive press event… This invite-only event begins with a PlayStation VR presentation at 2:00 PM PT followed by hands-on demos until 6:00 PM PT," said Sony in its invite. The event is scheduled for March 15 in San Francisco, CA and doors open at 1:00 PM PT. This event is in line with this year's Game Developers Conference which is also in San Francisco, CA. Sony's virtual reality headset was first announced, as Project Morpheus, at GDC 2014 so it makes sense that the company would want to unveil the final version at this year's GDC. Sony has yet to release a price or launch date for the PlayStation VR though the company's last projection has it launching in the first half of 2016.

Last week, GameStop CEO Paul Raines had many questioning Sony's virtual reality timeline when he was quoted as saying, "We will launch the Sony product this fall." Sony was quick to respond to Raines' comment, saying, "GameStop was speculating and we have not released any further details on launch timing." These details are expected to be released at the upcoming PlayStation VR event. The headset has its own dedicated website which reveals some information on the device including that it has a 5.7 inch OLED display with 1920xRGBx1080 resolution, 120 Hz refresh rate with super low latency, a built-in accelerometer and gyroscope, positional tracking with 9 LEDS, 3D audio, and more.

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