New in gaming news, in a article by Polygon, they claim the launch version of the Playstation VR will be run through a black processing box, just a little smaller than a Wii. The processing box is used to process the VR graphics and sort out the 2nd-screen social experience on the TV.
The Playstation VR headset will not plug directly into the PS4. Instead it will first be run through the black processing box, and then it will be connected to the PS4. With being close in size to a Wii, hopefully you have room in your entertainment center for a new addition.
Competition in the VR industry is going to be stiff with rivals like Oculus and Vive. While the Playstation VR is said to be the most comfortable of the headsets, will have several exclusives, and be compatible with many PS4 titles, fans fear it may be another project Sony doesn’t fully follow through on.
Being a long time PS fan, I’m routing for the success of the Playstation VR. I’ve been waiting for real VR since the early 90’s, not counting the Vitual Boy or other early attempts. But looking at Sony’s history with the PS Move, PS Vita, PS TV, PS 3D TV, and the Wonder Book, are fans getting a little nervous PS is going the Sega route?
The Playstation VR certainly has a lot of potential, as did the Vita. With the PS4 selling like hotcakes, I don’t think we have to worry about them wondering down the Sega path. But they better be preparing for a fight in the coming VR war. I’ve got my popcorn ready for this tech battle of the ages.
The featured image is from twitter.com/VRFocus. Lets take a look at the PlayStation VR showcase at #PlayStationPGW, and the Playstation VR compatibility list. 2016 is looking good!
Playstation VR Compatibility List
- Adrift (Three One Zero)
- The Assembly (nDreams)
- Cult County (Renegade Kid)
- The Deep (SCE London Studio)
- Eve Valkyrie (CCP Games)
- Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix)
- Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 (Scottgames)
- Gran Turismo Sport (Polyphony Digital)
- Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes (Steel Crate)
- London Heist (SCE London Studios)
- Magic Controller (SCE)
- Project CARS (Slightly Mad Studios)
- Q.U.B.E² (Toxic Games)
- Robinson: The Journey (Crytek)
- Shadow of the Beast (Heavy Spectrum)
- Street Luge (SCE London Studios)
- Surgeon Simulator (Bossa Studios)
- Summer Lesson (Katsuhiro Harada)
- Tekken 7 (Bandai Namco)
- Thief (Eidos Montréal)
- The Toybox (SCE)
- War Thunder (Gaijin Entertainment)