Sony Interactive Entertainment officially unveils a brand new PlayStation Move double pack with two wands to release alongside PlayStation VR later this year.
A couple of months ago, Sony made fans aware of the fact that PlayStation Move would be required for certain games in PlayStation VR, which left some people wondering exactly how the motion-sensor controllers would be sold to the public. Now, it seems as if the tech firm will be releasing the peripherals in a PlayStation Move double pack with labels pointing to their use with PlayStation VR.
According to the Australian outlet Press-Start, the PlayStation Move twin pack is going to be priced at retail for $120, but it’s currently unclear as to whether or not the wands will actually be updated from those that launched for the PlayStation 3. It has been discovered that they have a different model number, but it doesn’t necessarily indicate any actual alterations to the physical peripherals, or the way in which they will interact with titles, and the product description below doesn’t offer any answers.
“Nearly all PlayStation VR titles will support DualShock 4 controllers and several games will deliver an enhanced experience that further immerses gamers with the use of peripherals such as the Move controllers. For example, Batman: Arkham VR can be played without Move controllers, however you would be holding DualShock Controllers in each hand so the PS4 camera could see the light bar for the movement of each hand”
While it’s still unknown how most of the system’s individual virtual reality games will change when PlayStation 4 consoles detect Move controllers, it hasn’t stopped Sony from introducing other motion-based peripherals. As a matter of fact, Sony has already made the public aware of a PSVR gun peripheral known as the AIM controller, which has a Move wand slotted in.
Although a supposed limited amount of PlayStation VR’s games will give fans the chance to use the Move controllers, it is necessary for all gamers looking to experience Sony’s virtual reality unit to have a PlayStation Camera. Interestingly enough, once this information was revealed several months ago, the Sony camera peripheral received more than a 2000% boost in sales.
For those unaware, PlayStation VR’s release date isn’t far off from now, but if fans are looking to go all in on the unit and include the Move wand twin pack and required PS Camera, they should expect to spend a pretty penny. After all, the PS VR’s base components are priced at $400, and that’s not taking into account the other two items of the Move controllers and camera. Even so, it’s quite possible for the purchase to be worth it, for Sony has declared its intentions to support PlayStation VR with at least 50 different titles by the end of 2016.
The PlayStation Move dual controller set is set to launch alongside PlayStation VR on October 13, 2016.