We’re probably going to get the final info on the release of PlayStation VR quite soon, but what do developers think of Sony’s virtual reality technology? Mixed Bag Co-Founder and Futuridium VR developer Mauro Fanelli gave DualShockers his impressions at a recent event.
“We were on board with the platform quite early, so we had a lot of time to work on it and experiment with a lot of stuff. Actually, as a team we are very interested in supporting all the new different technologies that are coming out, and VR will be massive next year, so we’re very excited to work on VR and especially on PlayStation VR.
We really love the platform, because from a design standpoint in VR you can do a lot of very cool stuff, that you can’t actually do in a normal game. Maybe it’s not something that… if you go online… Right now it’s not really well communicated, but when the games are finally coming out, there are lots of clever ideas.
We love the technology of PlayStation VR, the headset works extremely well, so we’re very impressed about it, and working on PS4 we’re quite used to work on it. So it was really natural for us to switch to VR, so we really love the hardware, so we think it’s very very cool.”
That certainly sounds promising, and I have to say that Guerrilla Games’ RIGS completely sold me on the tech when I tried it recently at Paris Games Week.
Mixed Bag isn’t just working on PlayStation VR at the moment. They’re also developing Forma.8 for PS4, PS Vita, Wii U, iOS, PC, Mac and Linux, and if you’re curious about it, you’ll be able to hear quite a lot of info in an interview coming very soon on DualShockers.