Shuhei Yoshida Sees VR as “A Hugely Powerful Weapon for Game Developers”
Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida believes that the PlayStation VR will help developers create amazing experiences with the simplest of ideas.
PlayStation VR is planned to launch in 2016, and Tokyo Game Show, we saw several demos showcasing the machine’s capabilities. Yoshida-san said that every developer aims to make an amazing game, and with VR, it’s so easy that it seems unfair.
“Every game developer tries to create something new, amazing, and innovative to wow people.”
“Using VR tech, it’s so easy, it’s almost unfair. It’s like an ultimate weapon. I think it’s going to be a hugely powerful weapon for game developers to create new and exciting experiences for consumers.”
He also focused on how indie developers shouldn’t worry if their resources are limited, using Headmaster as an example, a soccer game made by a small development studio.
“Because VR is such a new media, you can create totally amazing experiences with very very limited resources if you have the right idea. One of the examples is a soccer game called Headmaster. It’s developed by a small indie developer, but everybody still really enjoyed it.”