Even though PlayStation may be the kid who joined the playground a little bit later, it looks more promising than the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. It seems that this October Sony will launch their own VR headset and it may become as mainstream as it can be.
It all started with Project Morpheus, a initial plan for such a platform. After it received lots of internal approves, it evolved since 2015 into PlayStation VR, set at a price of $399. The future headset will be totally incredible: an 100 degrees field of view, a refresh rate of 120 fps, an 1080p display and a 5.7 inch area to enjoy the beauty. Though the refresh rate beats both the Vive and the Rift, it is below them when it comes to field of view and resolution. Moreover, the PlayStation VR will render subpixels and will have lots of other technical capabilities.
Truth is that the PS4 is more reliable when it comes to VR experience than Rift or Vive. The latter run on PCs, which means they depend in a great measure of the components and the performance of the PC. On the other hand, the developers know everything about the console, so they can work on more stable and targeted things in the near future.
PlayStation VR will incorporate a second-screen experience, and other users can interact with the user by using a DualShock 4 controller and following what they see on TV.
Finally, we have to mention that the console is the one that sold the fastest ever for Sony, overcoming even the PS2, and it is estimated that by October, when the PlayStation VR will be launched, there will be 40 million people who will be using it. But even so, Sony does not need it necessarily to become a huge success, since it already has the console.