Sony intends to PSVR PC compatible in the future

Mar

29

2016

Sony is considering sometime in the future to add PC compatibility to PlayStation VR. This makes the virtual reality headset from the Japanese company would have an advantage over competitors HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, which are only for PCs.

The news comes out through an interview with Sony Computer Entertainment vice president Masayasu Ito conducted by the Japanese newspaper Nikkei. A Japanese-speaking Redditgebruiker has the relevant portion translated for Western readers. “In the short term, nothing happen,” he warns. Nevertheless, he continues: “As the PlayStation 4 internal hardware is similar to that of PCs is the opportunity there, but at the moment we focus on games and we are not ready to make an announcement, but I would say.. that expansion will come to other areas. ”

Although the PlayStation VR thus has an advantage over the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, which have two or instance screens with higher resolutions. Both offer 1080 by 1200 pixels per eye. PSVR provides users with 960 to 1080 per eye. This may also explain the lower price Sony are virtual reality headset.

PlayStation VR have come to market in October this year. Probably , the set of all the necessary hardware in the UK costs 499 euros. Competitor Oculus Rift is now provided for 699 euros and the HTC Vive will follow in May for 899 euros. Those prices do not include things like taxes and shipping costs.

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