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Former Lionhead boss joins PlayStation

Stuart Whyte will lead VR product development at London Studio

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Aenea2631d ago

VR product development? The what now? Didn't Sony give up already on PSVR and close ALL studios doing VR?

So all those other brand fanboys were wrong huh? Whaddayaknow!

Am sure some new PSVR products will be shown this E3! Can't wait!

donthate2631d ago (Edited 2631d ago )

It's Sony throwing the last bone to PS VR before it goes the way of PS Move, PS Vita, PS TV and PSP Go.

Yeah, VR got a long way to go.

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uptownsoul2631d ago

@donthate -- It's Sony throwing the last bone to PS VR before it goes the way of PS Move, PS Vita, PS TV and PSP Go.

Yeah, VR got a long way to go."

Well the more risks a company takes, the higher the possibility for failure. But without risks PlayStation might only be known for the same 3 franchises over and over and over again like a different video game company.

LexHazard792631d ago

I dont know why youre throwing shade when MS will have VR on Xbox as well. or should we jusy say it will be DOA.

IGiveHugs2NakedWomen2631d ago (Edited 2631d ago )

@donthate
Perhaps you should actually pay attention to your name and actually try PSVR before trying to downplay it. If Microsoft doesn't know how to keep talent I'm sure that there are other companies who will be more than happy to give them a shot and Sony is one such company.

P.S.
I can't wait for Farpoint next Tuesday!!!!!

bouzebbal2631d ago

gives some hope for some VR titles.
hoping for the best.

morganfell2631d ago

"I can't wait for Farpoint next Tuesday!!!!!"

This. Got my preorder bundle controller coming from Amazon.

EatCrow2631d ago (Edited 2631d ago )

@XsomedudeX
"Glad to have him in PlayStation, where he can have much more freedom instead of being forced to make some MTs filled F2P crap. "

Good now he's forced to work on VR junk instead. I know some VR titles are decent but the majority are not.

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LOGICWINS2631d ago

I appreciate that Sony wants to expand the VR gaming market by creating an affordable product, but you're absolutely right. VR has a LONG way to go before it becomes meaningful enough for it to come standard with all future PS consoles. I'm assuming that's what Sony wants.

I don't see the appeal of paying $50 for 4 hour games like Farpoint personally, but it doesn't matter what I think in relation to what the market thinks of it.

fiveby92631d ago

Sony is doing what they do which is trying to push gaming to new mediums. MS tried this with Kinect. Granted it was a failure. And the big difference is that PSVR is not a required purchase like MS tried with orig X1 / Kinext. Also MS must see some potential with VR as I believe they will support VR with Scorpio. So Kudos to Sony and I sure hope VR makes strides in gaming.

Bathyj2631d ago

Wait!?! Who the hell said VR has to be standard?

It's niche if anything, but it's there for people who want it. Stop acting like Sony is forcing you to buy it with a PS4.

Who would be dumb enough to box an expensive optional peripheral that not everyone wants in with every console?

candystop2631d ago

@bathyj

I guess it was inevitable for the true sickening fanboy to finally come out!

Ot: Good to see Sony is taking VR serious and not just pushing it aside. I want to see what they have planned for this e3. Hopefully there competitor takes note and developers share tech to make everything much better for future tech.

morganfell2631d ago

"Who would be dumb enough to box an expensive optional peripheral that not everyone wants in with every console?"

@Bathyj,

You have to do that when you can't just disconnect the thing. It isn't as simple as that... /s

Aenea2631d ago

Just like MS is throwing Xbox fans the last bone in the form of Scorpio I suppose, hmm?

ILostMyMind2631d ago

You forgot to say XBO too. These hardware abandoned by their manufacturers are regrettable.

lolosgolos2631d ago

@XsomedudeX The junk kinect sold better than all VR put together. http://www.bbc.com/news/bus...

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candystop2631d ago

Vr makes playstation move and eyetoy look like a joke as well. ;)

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S2Killinit2631d ago

PSVR is the most exciting thing this generation for me.

Hanilugtehul2631d ago

Have you played dirt rally on psvr with logitech g29, its The best gaming experience i Have had in my life, its superb and i normally dont play racing Games:-) and there are many others great titel in vr.

medman2631d ago (Edited 2631d ago )

+donthate
You're a short term thinker...that sort of thinking tends to lead to limited success in life. Sony plays the long game, which leads to success over the long term. Think bigger.

darthv722631d ago

So did he bring Milo with him to make into a real VR game???

Dragonscale2631d ago

@donthate, your name is so ironic lol. Wonder if you'll say that if ms announce it for scorpio.

DigitalRaptor2631d ago (Edited 2631d ago )

Resident Evil 7 on PSVR, is better than any game Kinect ever had.

If devs use that masterpiece as a blueprint to make games, VR will be just fine.
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@ candystop

PSVR uses Move, and only the PlayStation Camera makes the EyeToy look like a joke, because it's more advanced and required for PSVR tracking. If anything, PSVR validates the existence of those old peripherals and efforts spent over the years because they were all leading up to be integrated into a VR solution. If Microsoft supports VR on Xbox, they'll probably attempt to use Kinect with it... maybe.

rainslacker2631d ago

@Eatcrow

Forced? I'm pretty sure given his job description he willfully joined Sony to work on VR. It's not like he was hired for general development, but his employment was to a specific function to work on VR.

If he's being forced, then it was before he joined Sony. Maybe by his wife who told him he needed to get a job or something.

Smokingunz2631d ago

Damn thats a lot of failures sony has under its belt

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omarja14052631d ago

VR is growing every day why would Sony give up on PSVR?

RE7 is a perfect example on exciting and an amazing VR hardcore gaming.

Aenea2631d ago (Edited 2631d ago )

I know, I was making a dig at those "other brand" fans who downplay PSVR....

uth112631d ago

Lots of people seem desperate for VR to fail. They write it off every chance they get. I don't think it's just fans of a certain console. It's been strongly hinted they are getting VR too.

Aenea2631d ago

Yeah I don't get it, have they even tried it?

I think there are 3 groups of people who downplay PSVR:
- Xbox fans since they don't have it
- PC fans who bought the more expensive headsets not wanting to believe PSVR is just as good in many departments
- people who are afraid VR will change the way they play their games

Especially the last group is kinda funny since it eventually will change to the way we play games only it's going to take quite some time before that is going to be the case (I mean when the devices are wireless, ridiculously high resolutions and you don't even feel you're wearing it, ie. 30+ years from now).

uth112631d ago

@Aenea - I suspect it's lots of number 3 as well. They aren't even pro-PC VR. Just ready to declare VR dead and buried before it's even had a chance.

Fear of change is probably the right answer. But VR isn't a threat to your preferred way of gaming just yet.