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PlayStation VR could run on PC, Sony reveals

‘The possibility exists since the PlayStation 4 shares many of its parts with the PC,’ EVP Masayasu Ito says
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Support for the PlayStation VR headset on PC may one day be a reality.

Sony EVP Masayasu Ito was questioned about the potential for the upcoming console-bound VR hardware by Japanese news outlet Nikkei (via Eurogamer).

While making it clear that the PS4 maker has “nothing to show for the moment”, Ito revealed that because of the shared foundation of the console with PC, there is technically little stopping the headset joining the likes of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive on the platform.

"The possibility exists since the PlayStation 4 shares many of its parts with the PC," he suggested.

However, Ito continued, software would remain the priority for Sony for the time being.

"At the moment, we're concentrating on games, so I have nothing to announce at this point,” he said, “but we're looking to expand in a variety of areas.”

The PlayStation VR connects to its parent console with HDMI and USB cables, as the Rift and Vive do to computers. However, due to the PS4’s comparatively underpowered hardware specs, an external processing box is also required – a factor that would have to be accounted for on PC.

The news follows Sony’s announcement that it will increase its presence in the PC gaming world by bringing the PS4’s Remote Play service to Windows and Mac in the near future – although it is still yet to issue official PC drivers for its DualShock 4 controller. 

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