Kaz Hirai: 200 Developers Are Working on 'Probably About 100 or More Titles' for PlayStation VR

posted on 2016-01-08 01:00 EST
Also: Oculus Rift to ship in March for US$599

The BBC News website posted a video interview with Sony Corporation President and CEO Kaz Hirai on Friday regarding the PlayStation VR. Hirai told BBC News, "We have more than 200 developers signed up for the PlayStation VR program who are working on probably about a hundred or more titles that will play on PlayStation VR."

The interview took place at the Computer Electronics Show (CES) 2016 event.

Sony plans to release the PlayStation VR (previously referred to as Project Mopheus) virtual reality headset for the PlayStation 4 console in the first half of 2016.

Confirmed games that will have PlayStation VR support include Tekken 7, as well as Rez Infinite and Ace Combat 7.

Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida had revealed the headset at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) event in 2014. He said at the time that "virtual reality is the next innovation from PlayStation that will [shape] the future of games." The company had revealed the device at GDC in 2014 so it could "continue to improve on this prototype by gathering feedback from developers," and it revealed the headset's new model at GDC 2015 in March.

Facebook Inc.'s Oculus division announced on Wednesday that the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will retail for US$599 and will ship in March 2016. Sony's PlayStation VR headset and HTC Corp.'s Vive headset have not yet set price points. Vive is expected to launch in April.

[Via Siliconera]

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