The PlayStation VR may be literally taking the fight to other VR headsets. While the device was originally expected to be exclusive to the PS4, it turns out that Sony has been considering bringing the headset over to the PC as well.
Sony Computer Entertainment executive vice president Masayasu Ito told Japanese publication that the company believes that it can get the PS VR to work on a computer. Ito says that this is because “Playstation 4 shares a lot of its internals with PCs”. However, it sounds like the company is testing the waters with this announcement and there are no concrete plans for a PC compatible PS VR just yet.
One drawback the PS VR has over the competition is that it runs at a lower resolution than the HTC Vive or the Oculus Rift. The reduced graphics are generally acceptable on consoles, but could end up looking lackluster on the PC. That being said, the PS VR is understood to be substantially cheaper than the other VR headsets, which may be a massive point in its favour.
Of course, this would work best if PlayStation also published an official way to get its DualShock4 controller to work with PCs; since it has already admitted that the console shares a lot of internals with computers.