While it’s not on Sony’s immediate agenda, PC integration with PlayStation VR is definitely on the table.
Speaking with the Nikkei (as translated by MS Defense Force), Sony has hinted that PlayStation VR may make its way to the PC at some point in the future. The device, which will be released for PlayStation 4 in October 2016 is significantly cheaper than its PC competitors: the Vive ($799) and the Rift ($599), at just $399.
“Since Playstation 4 shares a lot of its internals with PCs, the possibility is there,” PlayStation executive vice president Masayasu Ito told the Japanese business newspaper.
“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.”
He went on to warn that “nothing will happen right away,” and that this is definitely a long-term goal for the device, rather than something they hope to have ready at, or shortly after, launch.
Either way, having the device come to PC could provide the “budget” VR option that PC gamers were hoping the Rift would be.
Source: Nikkei (Japanese)