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PlayStation VR could support PC someday, exec says

Sony considering extending support to computers in the future, but probably not anytime soon.

It's possible that someday the PlayStation 4 virtual-reality headset PlayStation VR will support PC. That's according to Sony executive Masayasu Ito, who told Japanese newspaperNikkei recently that, because the PS4 runs on a PC-like architecture, it may be possible one day for PlayStation VR to run on a PC.

"Since PlayStation 4 shares a lot of its internals with PCs, the possibility is there," Ito said, as translated by Segmentnext.

This is by no means confirmation that the PlayStation VR will support the PC, but Ito previously talked about a more powerful PlayStation 4, and now it looks like that's happening.


Also in the interview, Ito stressed that PlayStation VR's focus right now is on games. But eventually, Sony may look to expand into other markets. "At the moment we are focused on games and we are not ready to make any announcements at this stage, but I'd say there will be an expansion into various fields," he said.

Sony wouldn't be alone in expanding VR's reach beyond games, as Oculus has stressed time and again that VR has the potential to impact and disrupt many other industries outside of games.

PlayStation VR launches in October, priced at $400. The device requires a PlayStation Camera (sold separately) and Move controllers, though not required, can also be used for some games. Preorders for the $500 Launch Bundle (containing the headset, a Camera, two Move controllers, and a multigame disc) opened last week, while preorders for the standalone device start tomorrow, March 29.

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