PlayStation VR: Time Magazine has released it annual list of the best inventions of the year. And the all new virtual reality headset – PlayStation VR – that launched in the market in October has made it to the list. As per the publication, it is the attractive cost of the VR headset that has made it one of the best inventions of 2016.
“In order to access the most cutting-edge virtual reality, people typically have to shell out thousands of dollars–not just for a headset (like the $800 HTC Vive), but for a computer that’s powerful enough to support it,” Time magazine reported. “Sony’s PlayStation VR, by contrast, is designed to work with a console that millions of people already own: the PlayStation 4.”
The PlayStation VR cost around $400 and requires you to have a PS4, camera and couple of other accessories that’ll have the price tag. But still the, VR headset cost less than the other headsets in the market right now.
The headset works with PlayStation 4, and once players put on the VR headset, their behaviour differs from the ones who play without the headset. The PlayStation VR has a 5.7 inch OLED panel, with a display resolution of 1080p works with either the standard DualShock 4 controller or the PlayStation Move controllers. Sometimes in future, we are hoping PlayStation VR will be connected with a PC.
Before being launched, Sony predicted that interest in the headset would build steadily over time, through word of mouth. PlayStation VR was first demonstrated on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and as a playable concept during E3 2014. Time Magazine’s annual list of 25 best inventions are Flyte (the Levitating Lightbulb), Morpher (the Folding Bike Helmet), Solar Roof (the Solar panels that don’t stick out), Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 (shoes that tie themselves). Some of the other inventions listed are Hmbldt Vape Pens and Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 shoes – devices that can tie themselves.