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‘The Best is Yet to Come’ for PSVR says Sony

| October 13, 2017

'The Best is Yet to Come' for PSVR says Sony News  PSVR PS4

VR gaming is over a year old now, and while the technology hit with a lot of hype and excitement, the harshness of reality has set in for a lot of gamers. The tech is still pretty expensive, despite a few major price cuts along the way, and that elusive killer app still hasn’t quite shown up. Yet the technology keeps pushing forward, and PSVR seems like the best shot at making VR go mainstream. Exactly one year after the Sony headset launched, the company is looking back, both with a sale and with some important thoughts about where gaming is, and where it is going.

“PlayStation VR was designed to open a doorway into thrilling and captivating new worlds that electrify our senses,” says Sony Interactive Entertainment America president Shawn Layden. “We are confident that virtual reality is that next step in in the evolution of the videogame medium, with a collection of more than 100 gaming experiences designed to make your synapses fire, your heart race, and your muscles twitch.”

This is the lofty and excited talk that put VR headsets into so many homes, with PSVR leading the way in sales of over a million units. Vive and Oculus Rift might offer a more immersive experience, but they cost substantially more, and require a capable PC to handle them. The other big challenge, for all headsets, has been getting games that work well with the medium.

“But we’ve been learning a lot about this medium along the way,” Layden continued. “Building the future of VR is a lot like creating a new language. Or maybe even an entirely new alphabet! With traditional videogame development, we can draw from nearly 40 years of experimentation, trial and error.

“VR is a little bit different. Of course we’re still drawing from the long, proud history of traditional videogames development — but VR’s unique capabilities mean developing entirely different levels of artistry and engineering. Making VR a mainstream sensation will require the full efforts of our very best and brightest.”

But, according to Layden, those people are on the case. PSVR has offered gamers over 100 experiences to enjoy, and they have more than 60 new ones ready for the rest of 2017 and into early 2018. “I can tell you the best is yet to come,” says Layden.

“The future is bright. And as we celebrate today, I want to give my sincerest thanks to the adventurous teams who helped create, shape, and build PlayStation VR. We are equally grateful for the one million-plus gamers who have taken the plunge into virtual reality with us. We’ll have a lot more to share with you in the days, weeks, and months ahead.”

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  • Brian

    You know, I read the headline and just had to laugh … The best is yet to come? For Sony’s customers sake, I sure as hell hope so!

  • Brian

    You know, I read the headline and just had to laugh … The best is yet to come? For Sony’s customers sake, I sure as hell hope so!

  • Eddie Barsh

    Thank you so much for making the dreams come true for many kids like myself who grew up fantasizing about playing their favorite games in Virtual Reality .. Considering the fact we’re playing a 1st gen headset made in 2016 on 2013 technology and still have masterpieces like Resident Evil 7 is truly an amazing start and w more universities adopting headsets, NFL and NBA teams adopting them for simulations, NASCAR teams have used VR for years now, and now with Facebook and Microsoft adopting massively popular social VR programs there is no doubt VR will be huge as evidenced by many analysts predicting close to 300 billion in sales by 2022. There is still much work to do with the tracking, and the resolution is great for a 1st gen but it will obviously improve in time and of course the wires have to go. But overall a fantastic start to console VR users who are very grateful

  • crizz1066

    Good to see Sony continuing the momentum of VR. I remember the 1st incatation 20 odd years ago when it was all polygons. Vr these is a vast imporovemnt and ncan only get better.

    I see as usal M$ sitting on side lines till all the hard work is done. Then they’ll come in do cheap copy and paste of VR which sell like hot cakes to yanks. Too late for them to relase M$ VR will be full of holes and you’ll poroably have to purhcase an integral stand for the headset at an extra $150 wihch does nothing to imporve gaming. Just Xbox bank balance.

  • crizz1066

    Good to see Sony continuing the momentum of VR. I remember the 1st incatation 20 odd years ago when it was all polygons. Vr these is a vast imporovemnt and ncan only get better.

    I see as usal M$ sitting on side lines till all the hard work is done. Then they’ll come in do cheap copy and paste of VR which sell like hot cakes to yanks. Too late for them to relase M$ VR will be full of holes and you’ll poroably have to purhcase an integral stand for the headset at an extra $150 wihch does nothing to imporve gaming. Just Xbox bank balance.

    • Cinj

      Why would Microsoft sink money into something that has yet to prove itself anything more than a toy for the few with more money than brains to spare? Besides, they have better technology than this garbage anyway. Hololens will be the real game changer, not this over-hyped and unimpressive TV-strapped-to-your-face “technology”.

      And I speak as someone who isn’t really a Microsoft fan in the least.

      • crizz1066

        Hololens er so whats that agin??? Not heard about that for ages…it’s all kinda gon quite.

        VR is here to stay, compared to the 1st atempt about 20years ago, this is light years ahead and is only going to be more mainstream. Have you tried popping your gran or grandad into Vr then take them back to a beach they spent holidays on as a kid. There you can see the power and possiblities. It’s here to stay.

        Why should M$ sink money into something unproven??? What like the moneythey wasted on kinnect??

        Also M$ normally struggles with hardware.

        • Cinj

          Link me to that beach simulator you mentioned. I wanna see this “power and possibilities” you speak of. I’ll wait.

          • crizz1066

            OH ffs here we go.

            Show me the link which proves God’s real.

            I’ll wait!

          • Cinj

            What in the fuck are you on about? I asked you to show me something that you mentioned yourself in your post and here you go off on some fucktarded tangent that has nothing to do with anything because you are indeed full of shit. I already knew you were a moron, you just confirmed it.

          • crizz1066

            What’s with all the silly language are you unable to keep your temper? Feeling a bit inadequate or something?

            The God point is to show that I could provide all the information, but you can still twist it etc.

            Same way as those stupid enough to be fooled by organised religion. Would disagree or ignore any evidence showing religion is all a crock of sh*t for weak minded fools.

            I get it you swallow everything m$ spin out n say. Just remember to keep eye contact with ’em as you swallow it all.

          • Cinj

            Whatever you say, troll.

          • crizz1066

            Me a troll hahahahahaha

            Run back to Breitbart, you nasty little bigoted racist coward. Go cower behind your silly (never to be made wall)

            No wonder you defend M$ practices, you’re a bully n coward. You’re still spouting crap about Obama being African. Your racism blinds you to real facts…

            What if there was a VR game, where you could treat blacks n minorities like you yanks did in the 50’s??? What if there was VR for you to lynch a black guy, bet you’d love that wouldn’t you.

            You’re on the wrong side of history, voting for Trump. Has turn USA from world leader to worlds joke.

            I know you feel powerless, but it’s OK. Try thinking for yourself for once, instead of spouting all the racist twisted made up bull cr*p.

            If you demanded as much evidence to prove Obama is American to the bible and god, you’d see all organised religions are false.

            Go on use your brain for once in you life.

          • Cinj

            Hope you enjoyed writing that diatribe, troll.

          • crizz1066

            I’m not bitter, I’m not the scared little racist biggot like you.

            Where this big ol’ chip come from Cracker!!!!

            Also BTW, you write pages in defence of M$, yet I acuse you of being racist etc and theres no defence from you? Is this becuase you know how representable your views are and noone would every take you seriusley, if they knew how much you love Briitbart.

          • Cinj

            You can’t defend your position on this topic so instead you pore over my comment history and use that as a form of attack and demand I defend myself on shit that has nothing to do with this subject and frankly isn’t any of your business or concern anyway. Not only do I not bother defending myself against sad little pathetic trolls like you, I don’t have arguments about American politics with Bonglanders and Eurocucks.

            So that’s your answer and my final say on this. Continue sperging out all you want, I’m done with you, you unhinged creep.

          • crizz1066

            HAhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

            I’m unhinged and yet you spend all your time at Breitbart demanding evidence that Obama is a US citizen.

  • Cinj

    A whole lot of marketing gobbledygook and nothing of substance to sell me on why I should want their half-baked VR scheme in my home. They might sell to easily impressed idiots who buy into hype at every turn, but that’s about it.

    Protip: You should have had some games worth playing lined up before you launched your VR thingamabob. Instead, you would rather sucker some people in a quick cash grab and then make excuses why you don’t have any games. Next, you’ll be acting absolutely mystified why your machine didn’t sell as if it isn’t obvious to anyone with half a brain. And if your “40 years of experimentation, trial, and error” didn’t teach you how to properly sell a system, then you deserve to fail and maybe fail hard enough that you’re never allowed to be in a position to commercially rob people again. But that’s just me being optimistic.

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