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Sony announces October launch for PlayStation VR

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Sony has announced that its new PlayStation VR headset will launch on October 13 and will cost US$399 in the US.

Confirming the launch date at the E3 video game conference in Los Angeles, Sony also announced a number of forthcoming VR games for the device including Battlefront: X-Wing VR Mission and Batman: Arkham VR.

The virtual reality PlayStation VR controller connects to the PlayStation 4 console allowing users to “experience games in an entirely new way”.

Also at E3, Microsoft revealed more details of its updated, 4K-enabled Xbox One console, which it dubbed Project Scorpio.

The device is due launch in late 2017, will have 6 teraflops of GPU, support true 4K gaming and high fidelity virtual reality in what Microsoft described as “the most powerful console ever created.”

“Project Scorpio will join the Xbox One family and coexist alongside Xbox One and Xbox One S and all of your Xbox One games and accessories are compatible,” said Microsoft.

The new Xbox One S device was unveiled at E3 and is 40% smaller than the Xbox One and supports 4K Ultra HD for Blu-ray movies and content streamed from partners like Netflix and Amazon Video.