Sony: PlayStation VR Is Designed To Be A Mass Market Product
This is the year of virtual reality and with several VR devices from which to choose, gamers will need all the pertinent info.
Price is a big sticking point, for example, as is game support (obviously), and overall quality. In regards to the latter, Sony has now admitted that PlayStation VR might not be on the same level with competitor Oculus Rift.
In a new Polygon interview, SCE vice president Masayasu Ito had this to say:
"If you just talk about the high-end quality, yes, I would admit that Oculus may have better VR. However, it requires a very expensive and very fast PC. The biggest advantage for Sony is our headset works with PS4. It's more for everyday use, so it has to be easy to use and it has to be affordable. This is not for the person who uses a high-end PC. It's for the mass market."
There's a lot more to read in that interview so click through if you're intrigued. We don't have a concrete date or price for PlayStation VR just yet, but retailer GameStop seems to think it's coming this fall. As for price, we heard one rumor that said the VR device for PS4 will be only $300 at launch, though it's more likely to see a $400-$500 price point. Either way, it's certainly cheaper than Oculus Rift, which requires at least a $1,000 PC setup.
What do you think of PlayStation VR so far? And did you know that David Jaffe really loves the idea of making a VR game?
3/9/2016 9:25:12 PM Ben Dutka