PlayStation VR Will Be An Obstacle For Many If It Cost More Than The PS4

“It’s far reached to think that all PS4 owners would get a PlayStation VR,” says CEO & co-founder of Mindfield Games Ville Kivistö.

Posted By | On 07th, Dec. 2015 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


P.O.L.L.E.N. 2

Sony will be launching PlayStation VR next year. At this point, a lot of information is available about the capabilities of the headset, the game’s line-up and the potential it holds but Sony haven’t revealed the pricing yet. Furthemore, VR seems like quite a niche, for really dedicated people. So will everyone with a PS4 get into VR, or will it be just for a dedicated few?

“It’s far reached to think that all PS4 owners would get a PlayStation VR,” Ville Kivistö who is the CEO & co-founder Mindfield Games said to GamingBolt. “A lot depends on the price as well. If the VR headset will cost more than the console, then that will be an obstacle for many. If Sony is able to push down the price low enough then we can expect millions of PS4 owners getting a headset.”

Ville acknowledges that the biggest challenge to market VR tech is that it’s impossible to show off the experience with words or screenshots. Traditional marketing just won’t work here, he says.

“The biggest hurdle in VR headsets gaining popularity is that the experience is almost impossible to describe with words or pictures. Therefore traditional marketing is quite difficult, as consumers are not able to figure out what the experience is all about. It’s sort of like Matrix – no one can be told what it is, you have to see it for yourself. In this regard, HTC has done good job with Vive, bringing the headsets all around the world to consumers on their road tours.”

Mindfield Games is working on P.O.L.L.E.N.,a sci-fi VR game that is scheduled to launch on PS4 and PC platforms next year. Stay tuned to GamingBolt for our complete interview on P.O.L.L.E.N. in the coming days.


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  • Joby_8

    Nothing to do with cost. Games I saw at PSX were fuuuuugly and dumb. Not to mention the thing didn’t work properly.

    • XbotMK1

      It worked just fine. It was the move controller that didn’t work but it was only for one person. It was just a tech demo that showed one scenario out of many possible uses for VR.

    • Truth™

      Headset tracking was completely busted. LOL blaming the motion controls. 720P VR confirmed a failure as soon as they showed it. Your salty tears are nourishing as ever 🙂

    • Nathan O

      Just fine?? Were we watching the same demo?!? It was very reminscient of old kinect demos. Well I guess if Sony has enough fans like you, PSVR will do alright

  • XbotMK1

    If you guys actually want to read honest and useful info about VR from a website that doesn’t just lie, generalize VR, or have a hidden agenda, check out VRFocus.

    They recently did an analysis of Driveclub with PlayStation VR and their impressions were very positive.

    • Truth™

      VRFocus are paid shills damage controlling the 720P PSVR. The Driveclub VR screenshots are laughable. It looks like a PS2 game now than the early PS3 game it did before. Just like your feeble damage control 🙂

    • hvd hvd

      720p sounds right if they want 60fps-90fps.but uts still vr tho.you mite be better off building a pc and getting valve vr…lol

    • Psionicinversion

      driveclub lmfao that isnt even ready till next year for vr hahahah

    • Michael

      Damage control. VR is oludacris tech. Nothing exciting about it.

    • CouldntComeUpWithAName

      VR maybe not new but interesting nonetheless.

  • hvd hvd

    yep and think they said they want 60-90fps.also look at the game demos they show i dont see any AAA at all.thay have all been vr specific games.you wont be playing far cry 4 or fallout 4 on it if thats what your thinking..lol maybe driveclub or certin ps4 exclusives.if you are thinking fallout 4 at 1080p nope.

    • Truth™

      Oculus and Rift will have modded support for GTA V, Fallout 4 and every other big game of the generation with first person modes and official support from games like Elite Dangerous by the time those headsets come out.

      PS4 has “Zombie taxi” and a bunch of mobile games uprezzed to 720P

      Highly embarrassing.

    • hvd hvd

      id rather have valve vr instead of Oculus Rift.id rather have a gaming peripheral from a company involved with games livevalve instead of one that wants to use it for business and gaming.ya know.

  • Mr Xrat

    Well done Ville for stating the obvious.

    • Truth™

      He could of stated the even more obvious with the fact it didn’t work on stage and is an inferior 720P VR headset, rscottycuck

      Your damage control will be so hilarious. I look forward to it 🙂

    • Tech junkie

      Stating the obvious is better than the lies you spew on a daily basis.

      You haven’t been around awhile. Parents change the Internet password on you again? Had to wait to watch them put it in?

    • Mr Xrat

      Still waiting for that evidence of yours. Oh wait, it’s from VGChartz, isn’t it? Never mind.

    • Tech junkie

      So what’s more accurate VGchartz or what the voices in your head say

    • Mr Xrat

      What’s more accurate is official sources which I can get for the PS4. The Xbone? Oh wait.

    • Tech junkie

      Oh I see you think the voices in your head are official.

    • Mr Xrat

      Oh, you think an official press release is fictional now? How cute.

    • Tech junkie

      Must be fun to live in your mind completely lost in delusions

    • Mr Xrat

      Official press release vs nothing. You should have given up a long time ago.

    • Tech junkie

      What press release. Like the marketing lies Sony releases?

    • Mr Xrat

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Stay in denial. 🙂

    • Tech junkie

      Detail of what exactly. The fact that more xbox users play destiny and sells more shooters per console than Sony but Sony claims to be the shooters console.

      Just cause you drank the kool-aid doesn’t mean the rest of us have.

      People also believe PS sells more games than PC. Now that’s laughable

    • Mr Xrat

      Destiny, BF4, BFH, Battlefront and Bops 3 sold more on PS4, dear. The shift is happening.

      As for games total, we have numbers for the PS4 but not the Xbone.

      Anything else you want to be wrong about, Xbox gimp?

    • Tech junkie

      What am I wrong about. Of course they sell more they have twice as many consoles but they don’t sell twice as many games,

      Moron

    • Mr Xrat

      Software sells more on the PS4, idiot. Time to get over it.

    • Tech junkie

      Yes. I said that, time to learn basic reading comprehension skills. Then maybe work on your math skills. 🙂

    • Mr Xrat

      If you have a point, come out with it and don’t waste our time. 🙂

    • Tech junkie

      I have, you just need to work on your reading comprehension skills and you’ll see it.
      Not my fault you are a little slow in the head

    • Tech junkie

      And when you say our. Are you referring to your multiple personalities?

    • Mr Xrat

      Our = you and me. Difficult concept, I know.

    • Tech junkie

      Not wasting my time. I’m semi retired. Lots of free time. You could see my confusion given all your fake accounts. Maybe you have multiple people personalities. People in your situation tend to develop them

    • Mr Xrat

      Again, you got a point you want to make or are you wasting our time?

    • Tech junkie

      Made several points. You are a bit slow and missed them. It’s OK. Playstation fanboys tend to have fairly low IQs

    • Mr Xrat

      If your points were any more blunt I could use them to toke up. 🙂

    • Tech junkie

      You really need to stay away from drugs, I don’t think you can spare anymore brain cells.

    • Mr Xrat

      Well then you’d better start making decent points!

    • Tech junkie

      Are you actually this dumb or is it just an act?

    • Mr Xrat

      I’ll ask the guy who’s still in denial about software sales and attach rates.

      Are you actually this dumb? Don’t answer that, it’s rhetorical.

    • Tech junkie

      Im not at all. I want to know where you get your numbers.

      Forza 5 for example has only 2 million sales. Yet there are leaderboards with 5 million users. Seems a bit odd. Especially given that Forza is a somewhat self guided game and if you finished it once you only have a 1 in 6 chance of hitting that particular track with that particular class.

      Again I understand that is to hard for you to follow but it means there is a very good chance of that more than 5 million people play Forza 5. Which equates to almost 1/3 of all Xbox ones sold. Show me a PS4 game with a nearly 1/3 attach rate.

    • Mr Xrat

      What are used copies, rentals and borrowed games?

      Maybe you should find out what an attach rate is.

    • Tech junkie

      I’m well aware not sure you are

  • Gamez Rule

    This looked awesome, I bet it will feel awesome as well while using the VR headset. VR entirely cuts off sight and sound to ensure gamers feel like they’re somewhere else and space is a very big place to be ☺

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZ4gpjwJa08#t=151

    • Truth™

      Using Oculus Rift so of course it looks better since it’s not a 720P Laughing Stock

    • Gamez Rule

      PS VR OLED 1080P screen looks crisper to those who tried it when compared to the Oculus Rift.. Resolution isn’t everything fella, and lets not forget that Sonys VR has three subpixels per pixel, which means true RGB for every pixel which Oculus doesn’t have, So as far as I’m aware the Oculus display actually doesn’t have the full RGB for every pixel like Sonys VR screen does. To make that easy to understand it shows that Oculus has less subpixels per pixel than PS-VR.

    • Truth™

      Resolution is everything. 960×1080 viewports on a single 1080P screen are far too low for a comprehensive VR experience since they are effectively 720P in pixel density. Oculus has true RGB Samsung manufactured displays in CV1 so it completely outmuscles PSVR in tech specs on top of not having to rely on weak outdated hardware.

      I love how Sony shills have latched onto buzzwords just as much as the xcucks have. “Async Compute”, “True RGB” and “The 7th Core” won’t help PSVR past 720P 🙂

    • Gamez Rule

      PS-VR = 1920 x RGB x 1080 ( Full RGB OLED ) with a 120Hz display (( 960 × RGB × 1080 per eye ))

      Compared to

      Oculus Rift 2160 x1200 x OLED Pentile with a 90Hz display.

      If resolution is everything then why are people reporting that PS-VR screen looks crisper. So Sonys VR 1920 x RGB x 1080 ( Full RGB OLED and 120Hz ) has higher sub-pixel resolution if CV1 is still pentile ( which it is when it comes to Oculus )

    • Truth™

      OR CV1 is full RGB, kid. Also lol Paid shills. People have reported back from trying PSVR and Vive (Which has almost the same specs as CV1) and it was clear Vive had superior picture quality because of the better resolution and PSVR was incredibly blurry in comparison due to the games needing to be upscaled because they don’t even run at 960×1080.

      But then the more denial you shills are in, the more tears you will produce when the PSVR gets destroyed next year 🙂

    • Gamez Rule

      Link to offically show 100% that OR is ( Full RGB and not pentile )?

      I’ll be waiting, as what I posted above is correct, lets see if what you posted is true☺


 

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