Yoshida: “I don’t think VR will lose momentum”

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Sony head Shuhei Yoshida, contrary to popular belief, does not believe Virtual Reality is in danger of loosing momentum as a gaming platform.

Yoshida is however cautious about rushing the tech to market, and believes that careful preparation needs to be taken before it’s ready for consumers.

Speaking to Gamesindustry.biz, Yoshida says the VR tech needs to offer a complete proposition when launching, and so developers need to develop games for it.

“At the end of the day it’s the content that sells. We need developers to start making games for it,” he explained.

“I don’t think VR will lose momentum.

“Only a very small number of people have tried Oculus Rift or Morpheus. We believe that unless you try it, you really don’t know what it is that can be done.”

Yoshida acknowledges that importance and how Oculus, even as direct competition to Sony’s Morpheus, is beneficial to making a “good first impression” for VR.

“It doesn’t matter whether they try Oculus or Morpheus,” he added.

“Oculus is making something great, and we’re also making that. We both realise that we can improve before we bring this to the market.

“The first impression has to be good.”

Our take – we will be playing games with VR headsets one day, but don’t expect it anytime soon.

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