Sony Executive VP Masayasu Ito recently spoke to Japanese newspaper Nikkei about plans for the PlayStation VR, which is releasing on October 2016. In the report, Ito has revealed that Sony are looking to “expand in a variety of areas” when it comes to PlayStation VR, which could mean support for PlayStation VR on PC.
Ito told the newspaper that the company has “nothing to show at the moment” but said that Sony is investigating the possibility of supporting their VR headset on other platforms, making the headset more compelling to gamers across a variety of platforms.
“The possibility exists since the PlayStation 4 shares many of its parts with the PC,” Ito said. “At the moment, we’re concentrating on games so I have nothing to announce at this point, but we’re looking to expand in a variety of areas.”
Eurogamer, who translated the initial report, notes that Sony would need to develop additional software for PC that would make the PlayStation VR compatible, as well as support for the controllers and PlayStation Camera. Sony is already working on software that will add Remote Play to PC and Mac.
If Sony does manage to make the PlayStation VR compatible with PC, it will mean greater competition for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, especially amongst gamers with lower disposable incomes. Only time will tell.