Virtual Reality continues to be an intriguing market for the technology and games industry, and this year more than a few companies have set out to launch their offerings. Sony is one of those companies with the PlayStation VR, and although there is no hard date that’s been listed yet, an earlier leak of the PlayStation VR’s supposed price from a listing on Amazon Canada suggested a potential launch time frame of December 31st in the region, potentially hinting that might be the date for a launch in other regions including the U.S., however, that is unconfirmed at the moment.
Pricing aside and launch date, one of the more important details for interested parties and PlayStation 4 gamers will be the number of available titles for the platform once it launches. Unfortunately, there is no detail right now about how many games Sony plans to launch alongside PlayStation VR, but Sony’s CEO Kazuo Hirai has mentioned various details about the development process, including the number of games currently in development and how many developers are already partnering with Sony to launch games.
According to Hirai, Sony already has 200 developers on board to produce games for the PlayStation VR platform as many third-party game developers have shown interest and support for the tech, and those developers are collectively working on over 100 video game titles. Granted, 100 in the scheme of things compared to how many games are now available for the PS4 seems like small potatoes, but 100 games is a pretty good start for a platform that hasn’t even launched yet. It’s worth mentioning that it’s also a good possibility not all of those titles will be ready in time for the launch, and consumers could end up seeing development cycles of some of those games take a bit longer with a launch in 2017 and beyond. It’s also quite likely that 100 games is just the tip of the iceberg so to speak in regards to how many games could launch for PlayStation VR over its lifecycle. However many games launch with the headset could make a difference in how many people buy it right away, but it’s likely that many PS4 owners are somewhat interested in the possibility of what PlayStation VR has to offer, and may one day pick it up.