Sony: "VR Tech Is So Easy To Use, It's Almost Unfair"
3D gaming didn't really take off but virtual reality is a whole different beast. In fact, Sony thinks it's "gaming's ultimate weapon."
This is what PlayStation boss Shuhei Yoshida told Stuff during the Tokyo Game Show. Specifically, Yoshida called their newly branded PlayStation VR device the "ultimate weapon" for both small and large developers.
Is it hard to use? Nah.
"Using VR tech, it's so easy, it's almost unfair. It's like an ultimate weapon. I think it's going to be a hugely powerful weapon for game developers to create new and exciting experiences for consumers."
Yoshida believes that even designers with small budgets can be successful with PlayStation VR and he cites a soccer game called Headmaster. It's in development at a small indie studio and while resources are limited "everybody still really enjoyed it." Historically, Sony has had difficulty creating accessible game hardware for developers but that has changed as of late; i.e., the PlayStation 4.
PlayStation VR is set to launch in the first half of 2016 with "at least 10 titles." We don't have a price yet but just recently, Sony executive Andrew House said to expect a price tag similar to that of a "new gaming platform."
9/21/2015 11:12:51 AM Ben Dutka