If you’re expecting the PlayStation VR to give you a VR experience on par with the Oculus or the Vive, you may be disappointed.
In a lengthy interview with Polygon, Sony Computer Entertainment vice president Masayasu Ito spoke about the strengths and weaknesses of the company’s upcoming PlayStation VR. During the interview, Ito admitted that in terms of high-end quality, the PlayStation VR may not be able to match competitors like the Oculus Rift.
“If you just talk about the high-end quality, yes, I would admit that Oculus may have better VR,” says Ito. But, he goes on to explain that while the Rift requires “a very expensive and very fast PC,” PS VR’s advantage is that it works with the much cheaper PlayStaiton 4.
“It’s more for everyday use, so it has to be easy to use and it has to be affordable. This is not for the person who uses a high-end PC. It’s for the mass market.”
So for those of you expecting the incredibly immersion that Oculus and Samsung are promising, you may be in for a bit of a disapointment. However, if you were dismayed at the high price tags of these PC-centric VR headsets, and were looking for something a bit on the cheap side, then the PlayStation VR is probably for you.
PlayStation VR is set to come out this year, although we don’t know at what price point it will enter the market.