PlayStation VR will launch in October 2016 for $399, Sony said on Tuesday at a Game Developers Conference event, calling it a “great value.”
Outside the US, the virtual reality headset for PlayStation 4 will cost 399 Euros, 349 GBP or 44,980 yen, all launching in October. It’s a bit of a delay for the device, originally slated to launch in the first half of this year, but Sony said it wanted to drive mass adoption early and have enough hardware to meet demand.
Back in January of this year, Microsoft unlocked its seventh CPU core in an effort to improve the performance of the Xbox One console. It looks like Sony has taken a page out of Microsoft's playbook because, according to the PlayStation 4 software changelog, an update to the console is opening up developer access to the seventh core of the CPU.
WikiLeaks has done yet another data dump of classified documents, this time of 276,394 Sony Corp. communications, including email, travel calendars, contact lists, expense reports and private files.
The whistleblower website disclosed the file release on Thursday, via its Twitter account. In April, WikiLeaks published its first set of 30,287 Sony documents and 173,132 email exchanges. Those documents were said to contain a series of incriminating disclosures about Sony, including “an investigation for bribery,” according to WikiLeaks.
WikiLeaks added a new set of records to its online database of documents stolen from Sony Pictures Entertainment and made public by hackers.
The new information includes “legal entanglements including an investigation for bribery,” WikiLeaks said in a Twitter post on Thursday. The organization, led by Julian Assange, is known for making unauthorized documents public. In April, it created a searchable, permanent library for Sony records that were stolen and originally posted by hackers in 2014.
The first company to try to make a business out of streaming gameplay over the Internet will soon be shutting down its service. OnLive announced today that its servers will go offline on April 30, and that the company is selling its portfolio of patents to Sony Computer Entertainment America.