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Shuhei Yoshida: Hardware Will Improve VR But Platform 'Has A Lot To Learn'

Shuhei Yoshida: Hardware Will Improve VR But Platform 'Has A Lot To Learn'

Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Worldwide Studios, talked about the challenges of VR and reflected on what developers have learnt over the last three years.

In an interview conducted at Tokyo Game Show 2019 by GameWatch, Yoshida had the following to say about VR hardware:

“I think that the hardware experience will improve the VR experience. VR has a lot to learn even at companies that have been making games for a long time. I realized that as soon as I started VR. I had to learn a lot because I couldn’t do it with normal TV games. But we had to have many guidelines for danger, but with the developer’s ingenuity, we were able to see how to do it. VR makes us think about what the human abilities are and [after] 3 years, such knowledge is growing.”

In the same interview, Yoshida also mentioned that Asian developers could potentially join Sony Worldwide Studios in the future, and collaborate with developers in the US and Europe to create games for the Asian market. It remains to be seen whether this includes PSVR titles, though the potential is definitely there.

Sony has already previously confirmed that their next console will support PSVR, and their Senior vice president of R&D, Dominic Mallinson, has outlined his hopes for the next generation of VR hardware.  However, Sony have also suggested that PSVR 2 won’t launch alongside the PS5. Despite all the swirling rumors, it remains hard to pin down any details on the next generation of PSVR.

What are your hopes for the next generation of PSVR? Let us know in the comments below.

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