TECH NEWS – At the Game Developers Conference (GDC), developers reportedly gave a positive reception to Sony’s next-generation virtual reality headset, VR2.
Sony was out at the annual conference for game developers, where it presented the new VR headset to the industry. We might soon find out when it will be available and what the price tag will be (we’re not even going to bother in our currency, as it has been in an effective free fall, which could continue in just a week or so if the elections show unpreferred results…).
Chet Faliszek wrote on Twitter that he had the opportunity to try out Sony’s PlayStation VR2 at GDC and that he thought the world felt different after he took the company’s device off his head. He described it as a great experience and thanked Shuhei Yoshida (now Sony’s connection between PlayStation and indie developers) and Greg Rice, the head of PlayStation Creators for the ‘blue team’.
Faliszek is a veteran game designer and writer. He previously worked on Half-Life 2: Episode 1 and 2, Portal, Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 at Valve, and has also served as an ambassador for VR technology to third-party developers, helping launch HTC Vive and SteamVR. After leaving Valve, he became one of the advisors to a Dutch team, Vertigo Games. This studio proved with Arizona Sunshine and After The Fall that they were a force to be reckoned with in virtual reality.
Faliszek’s tweet surfaced on the ResetEra forum, where another developer openly expressed his interest in PlayStation VR2. M0dus, an employee of Truant Pixel (this has been confirmed), wrote that the claim is not hyperbolic. This team is currently working on Runner, a retrofuturistic anime-inspired VR arcade driving action game that will be available for PlayStation VR2 in addition to PC VR platforms.
Sony should announce a price and release date (rumour has it that it will launch this year…).