Posted Fri Sep 18, 2015 at 12:15 PM PDT by Justin Clark
Don't worry, we'll give you the damn veggies last.
Aside from a name change--we barely knew ye, Project Morpheus--the Playstation's attempt at VR is still shrouded in mystery as Sony very carefully unveils it to the press. To wit, they've brought it to the Tokyo Game Show this week, during which Bloomberg was able to sit down with Sony Computer Entertainment's new president, Andrew House to talk shop. And we got two bits of information about the headset of destiny.
First, the good: The machine is already at the show, and 10 games are currently compatible with it. And unlike previous outings, with a medieval dummy demo and street luge, there's AAA goods in there, such as a new 'Dynasty Warriors', and 'Final Fantasy XIV'. It's pretty obvious Sony's shooting for the moon for implementation here, and not just the cheapie stuff we've seen so far. We'll see what they aim for with a Western audience eventually.
Then, there's the second thing. House casually dropped a single statement saying that the set will be priced "as a new gaming platform". Now, clearly, VR can't be cheap to develop or manufacture, so it certainly makes sense from a business standpoint. But when we talk about gaming platforms, that means we're looking at upwards of $300, and that's if you want to be conservative about it. For a console, that's reasonable. For a slick accessory? Iffy. But then, it'll pretty much be up to the games to sell it. And as the folks who've gotten to toy with an Oculus Rift on PC can attest, there is a lot of potential to be had. And both Sony and Microsoft are betting pretty high on it. Keep your fingers crossed.
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