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PlayStation VR – VR App Design

18th October 2016

As well as building apps for Google Cardboard VR, Gooii are excited about the prospect of developing for PlayStation VR (PSVR). I have to admit I was a little dubious about Sony’s first foray into virtual reality but the thing just blew me away. The headset itself is light, comfortable and looks futuristic in a ‘Back To The Future II’ kind of way. Its only real downside is the spaghetti junction of wires used to hook up to the PS4, junction box and TV (second screen), but if Sony had to find a way to make the device (relatively) affordable this seems to be the best solution.

Putting on the headset genuinely feels like “you’re going in”, reminiscent of old films like ‘Tron’ or ‘Lawnmower Man’. The 3D effect is also superb, everything you see feels solid and real and, despite the PSVR lower resolution when compared to most TVs, or the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive for that matter, this is quickly put aside when the device takes over and transports you to a new world.

PSVR feels like a snapshot of VR’s future where slimmer, lighter, higher resolution headsets will be on the way in the next 3-5 years but Sony’s first attempt at Virtual Reality completely nails it and has to be experienced to be believed.

If you would like to talk to Gooii about developing a VR app for your business, please get in touch.