Even though a lot of news is about the Oculus Rift this week, Sony doesn’t want you to forget about the PlayStation VR headset. There will be lots of games of you to play.
Sony’s Chief Executive, Kaz Hirai, spoke with the BBC during CES 2016. Hirai noted that developers are “working on 100 or more titles” for the PlayStation VR. 100 games won’t be available at launch mind you, but this is a big enough library to keep early adopters happy for the foreseeable future.
Hirai said that there is a lot of developer support for the device and he’s unfazed about the buzz surrounding both Vive and Oculus Rift. He also noted that VR’s time is here by giving gamers a more immersive gameplay experience.
BBC pressed him further about the global reach of VR. They weren’t sure if VR would be attractive to people that are not interested in video games. They wanted to know if the PlayStation VR would be used for other applications outside of gaming.
Hirai said once they are able to attract gamers first, they can then expand onto other things. He mentioned Sony is not just a gaming company as Sony Pictures does films and so forth.
VR is still an untapped market and it will be interesting to see if it can really be as popular as these companies predict. With how expensive the Oculus Rift is, that might prevent VR from becoming popular with the masses.