Virtual reality is the future of gaming, right?
PlayStation executive Shuhei Yoshida certainly thinks so.
PlayStation and Sony been raving to the media about the capabilities of Sony’s PlayStation VR headset, which is currently set to be released sometime in 2016, calling it an “ultimate weapon” for developers.
Despite criticisms that VR tech simply isn’t refined enough yet to provide a reliable or enjoyable gaming experience long-term, Yoshida praises the power of Sony’s VR device, and lauds its versatility, even on a small developer’s budget;
“You can create totally amazing experiences with very very limited resources if you have the right idea,” he explained. “One of the examples is a soccer game called Headmaster. Its developed by a small indie developer, but everybody still really enjoyed it.”
Luckily, we won’t have to wait all that long to judge for ourselves. The names of any titles to be available upon the launch of PlayStation VR have not been announced.
According to PlayStation, the device (?!) will be priced similarly to a new console, which, although not outrageous considering VR was science fiction mere decades ago, but is still a steep hit to expect consumers to take less than two years after the release of a new gen of consoles.
I, for one, am extremely excited about this announcement. Sony’s proud presentation of it’s bold new tech should challenge Microsoft, and excite gamers as the industry enters unchartered territory.
Tested took on the device a little while back, for anyone interested in more information.