When Sony announced the price of the PlayStation VR headset, many people got pretty excited. Even when you factor in the cost of the Move controllers and camera, it still comes out to be the cheapest of the non-mobile VR headsets. Of course, you’ll be tied to the PlayStation 4, for now.
During a recent interview, Sony Computer Entertainment’s executive Vice President Masayasu Ito discussed the possibility of bringing the headset to the PC. Specifically he stated that “Since Playstation 4 shares a lot of its internals with PCs, the possibility is there.” He went on to add that “nothing will happen right away.”
It’s a little surprising to hear that Sony could one day release the peripheral for PC’s. Having it tied to their console ensures sales, and allows for a leg-up on the Xbox One in the way of exclusive content. Of course, Sony is currently dominating the console market, so they might not be quite as worried about that.
On the other hand, Ito does make a good point about the PS4 using similar hardware. If they could bring that sort of experience to the PC, while not needing the same demanding components that the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive do, they could become a serious competitor in the PC VR market.