Vanguard V Studio: Sony Is Doing An Excellent Job Of Reaching Out To Indie VR Developers
‘We’ll see great things on PlayStation VR.’
With Sony pushing for indepenedent game development and Sony pushing for VR game development, does it come as a surprise to anybody that the two spheres intersect, and that Sony is also pushing very heavily for independent developers to develop VR content for their upcoming PlayStation VR headset? It shouldn’t, after all- in the early stages of the VR development scene, it will be the smaller developers who push out content for it, not the risk averse traditional AAA publishers.
So it’s good to know that Sony is pushing for indie VR development well. Speaking with PlayStation LifeStyle, Vangaurd V developer and Zero Transform founder Justin Moravetz said, “The Oculus Rift has the benefit on being available on a platform you can buy at a store and start developing on,” he replied when asked if PlayStation VR would see the same support as other HMDs like the Oculus Rift. “This will always produce more experiences. However, the more fully realized titles will stand out and find homes on all the VR platforms. The PlayStation 4 is a fantastic platform to develop on. Its parallels in PC development enable me to focus on a core set of challenges and not have to worry as much on cross platform hardware differences. Sony has done an excellent job reaching out to indie VR devs so I know we’ll see great things on [PlayStation VR].”
It’s nice to see that anybody who purchases the PlayStation VR, then, won’t be abandoned, or left wanting for games. Unlike that other Sony PlayStation product, that also has a name beginning with a ‘V.’