Sony Says PlayStation VR Fall Launch Timing Is Speculation

by Mike Futter on Feb 16, 2016 at 09:01 AM

Earlier today, reports surfaced that PlayStation VR had slipped from the first half of 2016. Sony has responded, indicating that it is not updating the launch timing for the head-mounted display.

The news was based on comments made by GameStop CEO Paul Raines (Disclosure: GameStop is Game Informer’s parent company). Speaking to Fox News, Raines said that the company expects to start shipping PlayStation VR in the fall.

We reached out to Sony to get some clarification. We received a simple statement in response.

“GameStop was speculating, and we have not released any further details on launch timing,” a Sony representative said via email. The last time Sony said anything to us was to reaffirm that PlayStation VR will be out in the first half of the year.

You can read about PSVR and more in our Year of VR issue.

[Source: Fox News on YouTube]


Our Take
There are a couple of things that could be at play here. Raines could have made a simple mistake, or he might have been speaking from information that Sony isn’t prepared to acknowledge. We won’t know if Raines is accurate until Sony locks down the PSVR release date.