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Playstation Virtual Reality headset will be on sale in October

PlayStation's virtual reality headset will go on sale in October. Credit: Sony/PA

PlayStation's virtual reality headset will go on sale in October, Sony has announced.

The device will cost consumers £349, with more than 200 developers already working on virtual reality products for the device, according to the company.

Ever since we unveiled PS VR during the 2014 Game Developers Conference, we've received a tremendous response from gamers and developers alike.

To make sure that we are able to prepare and deliver enough units of PS VR and a wide variety of software titles to consumers worldwide, we have decided to launch PS VR in October 2016.

For those who are looking forward to its launch, we would like to thank everyone for their patience and continued support. We are beyond excited to deliver to consumers the amazing experience that PS VR offers.

– Andrew House, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment

Sony first unveiled its VR system in 2014 under the name Project Morpheus, and it is powered by connecting to the PlayStation 4 console.

Sony added that 50 games for the device, including an exclusive Star Wars virtual reality experience, will be released between the launch date and the end of 2016.

Virtual reality is set to be the major technology trend of 2016, with Facebook-owned Oculus releasing its Rift headset at the end of March, while HTC's Vive is going on-sale in April.