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PlayStation VR may become compatible with PC

PlayStation VR may become compatible with PC sooner than we think.

PlayStation VR may be playable on Windows PC. Masayasu Ito, executive vice president of Sony Computer Entertainment, said the headsets coming out in October may be compatible with PC down the line.

The PlayStation VR is virtual reality hardware for PS4. Currently, a PlayStation 4 is required to operate PlayStation VR; however, making it compatible to a PC wouldn’t be difficult, because both systems have many similarities.

Ito said that Sony plans to ship more than two million VR units this year. The headset is being made available in early fall rather than of the first half of the year, which was the original plan. The release date changed due to higher anticipation for this device.

This hardware can be paired with the PS4 and its DualShock 4 controllers. The headset is coming with 50 games at launch. We’ve seen sneak peeks of games like Job Simulator and Eve: Valkyrie. Star Wars Battlefront will come exclusively to VR as well. John Koller, Sony Interactive Entertainment’s vice president of marketing, said Star Wars Battlefront will be the title that really attracts gamers. In an interview with Fortune, he said:

“We are working with EA, DICE, Lucasfilm, and Disney to try and make that experience something so special and so intrinsic to what’s in many people’s DNA, which is how can I be in that world of Star Wars. Battlefront is going to be one of those games that will really show gamers what it means to be in the world of VR. It’s very special. And just by the nature of it being designed as a VR experience, it’s going to be very different than the PlayStation 4 game...that will be most special on PlayStation VR, whether it’s exclusive or not. It’s going to be best played on PlayStation VR." 

PlayStation VR costs $399. This price does not include the PlayStation camera peripheral used for tracking. There is a $500 bundle which includes the VR and camera along with other accessories. This bundle is available for pre-order right now.

Published Mar. 30th 2016

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