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Sony gives PlayStation VR a release date at E3 2016

It's nearly a reality.

Sony has announced a specific 13th October US release date for PlayStation VR. There's nothing confirmed for Europe but details usually arrive after the E3 conference ends.

We already knew PlayStation VR would be released in October and that it would cost £349.

Sony said there would be 50 games playable on PlayStation VR this year. Games shown during Sony's E3 conference included Star Wars: Battlefront VR; Batman Arkham VR coming October; and VR support of some kind for Final Fantasy 15. There was a suggestion the new Call of Duty would have VR support, too, although it's not clear at this point.

Cover image for YouTube videoFinal Fantasy 15 VR Trailer - PlayStation E3 2016

Sony announced a number of PlayStation VR games during its conference.

There was psychological horror game Here They Lie, made by developer Tangentlemen and Sony Santa Monica:

Cover image for YouTube videoHere They Lie™ | E3 2016 Teaser Trailer | PS VR

There was Batman: Arkham VR:

Cover image for YouTube videoBatman PSVR reveal trailer - PlayStation E3 2016

Resident Evil 7 will be playable in VR (we've written a preview based on the demo that's out now):

Cover image for YouTube videoResident Evil 7 is playable from beginning to end in PSVR - PlayStation E3 2016

There will be an X-Wing VR mission for Star Wars: Battlefront:

Cover image for YouTube videoStar Wars PSVR reveal trailer - PlayStation E3 2016

And there will be a space shooter called Farpoint that debuts the new PS VR Aim Controller gun peripheral:

Cover image for YouTube videoFarpoint PSVR reveal trailer - PlayStation E3 2016

It's not clear whether the PlayStation VR headset will include a Move controller or a Camera. You can use it without, of course, but with the accessories you get a more complete experience. There was word of a US bundle earlier in the year but nothing was confirmed.

As well as a number of other announcements at the press conference - which you can follow with our E3 guide page - Sony recently announced the PlayStation 4K, an updated "high-end" console suggested to arrive later this year.