PlayStation will be at the head of the premium VR market, say developers

This story was originally written by Alex Calvin on PCR’s sister site, MCV

Game makers have said that Sony’s PlayStation VR could become the sector’s market leader.

Speaking to MCV, studios said that due to its comparatively low price point of £349, and the requirement of a £259 PS4, the hardware could quickly outsell its premium rivals – Oculus’ £549 Rift and HTC Vive, which sets consumers back £816. Both of these require expensive PCs to run. 

“We’re very bullish about PSVR,” nDreams CEO Patrick O’Luanaigh said: “Sony has created a supremely comfortable headset and is launching it at a great price. The 40m+ PS4 owners don’t require any additional hardware – just plug in the headset and camera and it just works. PSVR will sell extremely well.”

Flavio Parenti, CEO of Loading Human makers Untold Games, goes as far as to say that if it’s successful, PSVR could become the standard VR titles are developed for.

Head over to MCV for the full story.

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