PlayStation VR release date, rate: Sony is checking out PC support for PlayStation VR
It seems that Sony could be bringing PlayStation VR to PC, putting it up against virtual-reality competitors Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive.
The news originates from Sony's executive vice president Masayasu Ito during an interview with Japanese newspaper Nikkei. Equated by Eurogamer, Ito specified that Sony has "absolutely nothing to reveal at the minute", however also confesses that Sony has looked into the possibility of bringing PlayStation VR to the PC.
"The possibility exists since the PlayStation 4 shares a lot of its parts with the PC," he said. "At the moment, we're focusing on online games, so I have nothing to announce at this point, however we're wanting to broaden in a range of areas.".
Bringing PlayStation VR to PC would not be as basic as just plugging it into a computer and running it. Not only would matters be complicated by the PSVR's external processing device, but Sony would also need to establish a PC software layer for its headset that can convert existing VR video games into ones suitable with its hardware.
If Sony were to invest the time in the PC space, it might undercut both HTC and Oculus by offering up a PC- and PS4-compatible virtual-reality headset at a price that's much easier for your average consumer to swallow.