Sony PlayStation VR Darren Weaver/Business Insider On Thursday, Sony's long-in-the-works Project Morpheus officially comes to fruition with the launch ofPlayStation VR, a $399 virtual reality headset that attaches to the PlayStation 4.
The PlayStation VR is the most accessible, easy-to-use option in the nascent VR medium, and it's going to win a lot of converts (like me!) just by being so darn easy to use.
I've spent the past few weeks with PlayStation VR — here's what you need to know if you're thinking about buying one:
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It's really cool.
Darren Weaver/Business Insider This is the most important part: While it might be impossible to look cool playing with a PlayStation VR, it's actually a really impressive bit of technology.
I'm not highly experienced with virtual reality, so I can't tell you true how it stacks up against the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. But it's totally immersive, to the point where I found myself reaching for things that aren't there.
The tether to the console gets to be kind of a drag ( ba-dum-ching ), but most games have you standing or sitting still and using your hands or a controller anyway.
I use it about five feet away from my TV, and never really have an issue. Some people have reported an issue with the system's ability to track your motion, though I never had a problem.
The first batch of games contains some gems.