Sony Interactive Entertainment will launch the new PlayStation VR model CUH-ZVR2 in Japan tomorrow (October 14th), and today the local house of PlayStation is paving the way with plenty of video content. "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 created to make your synapses fire, your heart race, and your muscles twitch". Vive and Oculus Rift might offer a more immersive experience, but they cost substantially more, and require a capable PC to handle them.
But we've been learning a lot about this medium along the way.
"Building the future of VR is a lot like creating a new language". Unlike with traditional video game development, there isn't a huge pool of virtual reality successes and failures to learn from and iterate on. Or maybe even an entirely new alphabet!
"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.
But, according to Layden, those people are on the case.
There will be more news coming on PSVR over the coming months with the PlayStation experience in December expected to unveil new projects and experiences.
So what's next? For starters, I can tell you the best is yet to come.
The future is bright.
PlayStation VR turned one year old today, and while more than a million consumers have purchased a headset in the last 365, few would likely say PSVR has really taken off.