Speaking with the BBC, Sony President Kaz Hirai reiterated that there are more than 200 developers signed up for the PlayStation VR program, with those teams “working on probably about 100 or more titles.”
According to Hirai, the early support is “a testament to the kind of support that we’re getting from the content creation community on PlayStation VR. I think that we have a lot of good support, and it’ll be a great product coming out later this year.”
When asked who exactly is going to want to use virtual reality, Kaz responded by saying Sony offers “a very immersive gameplay experience on the PlayStation 4,” and for them, “It’s all about making it a better and more immersive gameplay experience which separates us from everybody else.”
At the beginning of PlayStation VR’s lifecycle, Sony will focus on the PS4 audience before potentially expanding beyond gaming, as Hirai explained:
When we see, first all of, with the install base of the PlayStation 4 now close to 36 million units, that there in of itself is a huge audience that we’re going to cater to number one. And once we have a lot of people who are really in to virtual reality through games, I think then we will be able to expand beyond gaming, especially because we have a lot of content that we create ourselves as Sony Pictures Entertainment.
We’re still waiting on a release date and price announcement from Sony, but SuperData thinks it will cost between $400 and $600.