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Sony: OK with PSVR on PC in future, but current focus is games

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プレステVRは、単なるプレステ4向けの周辺機器にとどまらないのだ。先述の伊藤氏は「今すぐではないが」と前置きした上で、将来的にプレステVRをパソコンと接続して利用できるようにする計画を検討中であることも認めた。「プレステ4は元々、内部パーツがパソコンに近いため可能性はある。今はゲームに集中しているため、何かを発表する段階ではないが、さまざまな分野に広げられるだろう」(伊藤氏)

But PlayStation VR is not just a Playstation 4 peripheral. While Ito warned that "nothing will happen right away," he revealed that Sony was considering plans to enable the use of Playstation VR through connection with PCs in the future. "Since Playstation 4 shares a lot of its internals with PCs, the possibility is there. At the moment we are focused on games and we are not ready to make any announcements at this stage, but I'd say there will be an expansion into various fields."

Thanks to reddit user MSDefenseForce for the translation.

Source: Nikkei
through reddit.com/r/psvr
 

Chilikar

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When they make this announcement and the psvr gets a price drop, I will jump into the VR bandwagon. Unfortunately the device is just too expensive in Canada right now
 

Toki767

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That means the PS Camera would then have to be PC compatible too right? As well as Move controllers.
 

DayEnder

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When they make this announcement and the psvr gets a price drop, I will jump into the VR bandwagon. Unfortunately the device is just too expensive in Canada right now

Sounds like this Canadian needs more jobs.
I'm Canadian, price is pretty high after exchange. I know the feeling.

That means the PS Camera would then have to be PC compatible too right? As well as Move controllers.

It would need an adapter. It is about the size of two usb ports. Move controllers use Bluetooth (same as PS3 and PS4 controllers) and would work with any PC (if it supports it).
 

Azure Dream

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They haven't even released official DS4 drivers yet like they promised. Can't imagine the wait on them getting PSVR onto PC officially.
 

cyberheater

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Sony should strongly advertise that PSVR will be PC compatible at some point because that would affect a lot of folks buying decisions.

It's great news for me.
 

Pif

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And then how do you track the move controllers on a PC?

The rift and vive would in most cases have the edge over a pc compatible psvr.
 

orochi91

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And then how do you track the move controllers on a PC?

The rift and vive would in most cases have the edge over a pc compatible psvr.

Some sort of adapter would be required.

Doesn't sound like much of a hurdle, to be honest.
 

Toki767

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They haven't even released official DS4 drivers yet like they promised. Can't imagine the wait on them getting PSVR onto PC officially.

I think they'll be releasing DS4 drivers next month when Remote Play is available on PC with firmware 3.50.
 

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They haven't even released official DS4 drivers yet like they promised. Can't imagine the wait on them getting PSVR onto PC officially.
What drivers? the ds4 works out of the gate with a pc ....there are also alot of pc-games that support the controller natively.
 

valkillmore

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Make the headset pc compatability but still have some 1st party games exclusive to ps4 is a win win
 

WooHooAlex

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The fact that PSVR is tied to a gaming console is the only thing holding it back from possibly owning the market altogether. If they open it up to PC, and possibly even other devices in the future, that would be huge.
 

Azure Dream

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What drivers? the ds4 works out of the gate with a pc ....there are also alot of pc-games that support the controller natively.

The drivers they promised ages ago? For increased compatibility, TouchPad support, etc. Do a search if you're still confused.
 

Nightengale

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If/When this happens, clearly they'll either release a PC ver of PS Camera with USB connector, or include a Camera-to-USB plug.
 

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So by the time it's compatible, why would anyone care about it on PC? There'll be tons of content for Oculus and Vive already (not to mention the superior hardware), and no developer will waste their time on it at that point. This is basically that Windows Kinect thing.
 

nib95

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So by the time it's compatible, why would anyone care about it on PC? There'll be tons of content for Oculus and Vive already (not to mention the superior hardware), and no developer will waste their time on it at that point. This is basically that Windows Kinect thing.

They'll care if the install base for PSVR is big enough. If they can make some added revenue by adding the support, especially if it's not too difficult, why wouldn't they?
 

FelipeMGM

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Huh, London Studio new VR engine having a PC version makes even more sense now
 

Elatreus

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Modders will probably get it working on PC before Sony release any sort of compatibility for PC.
 

platina

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This would really help to spread vr considering how cheap psvr is compared to its competitors.
 

sono

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And so it begins.

I say dont do it. Stay on your core business that has kept the PS brand very keen for so long.
 

Movalpolos

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That means the PS Camera would then have to be PC compatible too right? As well as Move controllers.

By that time we'll have the VR glove.
I always fully expected the next iteration to be compatible with as many devices that makes sense.
 

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This would really help to spread vr considering how cheap psvr is compared to its competitors.
It would indeed. And you'll get far better performance out of a PC too, certainly it would be less than what Oculus and Vive demand. It would be an attractive option for many.

Sony has to weigh up if profit per PSVR unit sale is worth feeding the PC market for though, somewhat at the expense of PS4's market.
 

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Lol at people thinking Sony would take focus off of psvr and its games pushing ps4 sales only to launch it on pc. I see them expanding it to other platforms only once it maximizes profit for its own ecosystem.
 

poodaddy

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Well if that happens Ill go ahead and jump on the VR train. I mean being able to cover two different platforms with one device is just too convenient to pass up.
 

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If it does happen it won't be very good. Besides I don't really get this line of reasoning when PC is getting 2 headsets anyway.

Because the PSVR is cheaper and they want more uses for it other than just through the PS4? It isn't hard to see why modders would want it to work on PC.
 
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if they did this I'd go from on the fence to day one purchase no joke. Right now I just don't know if I'm down for a console only headset considering I spend most of my time pc gaming. But I also think the rift and vive are way above my impulse buy price point while the psvr is right in that butterzone for it.
 

orochi91

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If it does happen it won't be very good. Besides I don't really get this line of reasoning when PC is getting 2 headsets anyway.
But why when we have the Vive and the Rift?

PSVR will work with both PS4 and your PC (assuming someone gets it up and running before Sony does, lol). It's also cheaper than the other 2 options, hence it's appeal when coupled with the ability to use it with PS4 as well.

Rift and Vive will never work on PS4, and are expensive.