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PlayStation VR could come to PC

Daniel Anderson

Published 29/03/2016 | 09:06

PlayStation VR
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PlayStation VR hasn't even launched yet but we're already hearing word that the system could come to home PCs in the future

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The virtual reality revolution is upon us, with the Oculus Rift headset finally launched and the HTC Vive on the way. These are both PC based systems, with the first console release - PlayStation VR - set to arrive in October 2016.

That's going to be a real test of consumer interest in the new technology, especially as it will be a considerably cheaper entry point for those who want to get on board. The latest news suggests that PlayStation VR might not be exclusive, and could eventually also appear on the PC.

The word from Nikkei is that the hardware in the PS VR is already broadly compatible with the PC and that the two could be made to work together 'but not right now.' Rightly so, the company will be spending the next year or more focussing on launching the platform in a big way on the PlayStation 4, and introducing millions of users around the world to the possibilities of virtual reality.

Early sales of the PlayStation VR are suggesting a lot of interest, with the systems selling out on Amazon. We don't know how many units were made available but it seems certain that there will be plenty of users donning the headsets in October.

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