Yoshida asserts that all PS VR games will work on standard PS4s

Ben Parfitt
Yoshida asserts that all PS VR games will work on standard PS4s

Sony Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has again dismissed the idea that PS4 Neo will be needed to get the best out of PlayStation VR.

All the PSVR (and future) titles will be playable on (normal) PS4,” Yoshida said at ACGHK 2016 this week, as reported by PSU. We believe that everyone can enjoy the entertainment content on PSVR. Not just gamers, but a lot more people enjoy PSVR.”

A report in May claimed that PS VR will be a terrible experience” on current PS4s, and that PS4 Neo was developed in part to improve PS VR performance.

Certainly, the minimum requirements needed for VR on PC are some way ahead of current consoles, leading to plenty of questions about how Sony can hope to craft a satisfactory VR experience with existing hardware.

However, those who have gone hands-on with PS VR are largely positive, and Sony itself has dismissed the suggestion outright.

Go to our room and check out the VR games and make up your own mind,” Sony marketing boss Jim Ryan told MCV at E3. We are completely confident that the line-up of 50 games - plus some of which was announced yesterday, which was serious in terms of heavyweight IP – that those games are going to provide a first class VR experience.

What we can say is that we have a fertile ground of 40m PS4s, all of which will run PlayStation VR.”

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