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Sony is open to bringing PlayStation VR to PCs

You might not have to pick up a PS4 to give it a shot.

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PlayStation VR is one of the more affordable advanced virtual reality headsets hitting stores, but it has a big catch: you need to own a PS4 (and a PlayStation Camera) to use it. What if you'd just like to try it with your computer instead? You may well get that chance. According to a translation of a Nikkei interview with Sony's Masayasu Ito, the company is "considering plans" to let you use PlayStation VR with a PC. After all, he says, the PS4 and PCs share similar parts (namely, similar processor and graphics architectures) -- it wouldn't be a big stretch to support both.

This isn't to say you should be cancelling your pre-order for that HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. To no one's surprise, Sony is focused on building games to make sure PlayStation VR succeeds on its home turf. There will be an "expansion into various fields," Ito says, but anything besides the PS4 is playing second fiddle right now. Still, the very possibility of PSVR on PCs is intriguing. It could introduce some much-needed competition into a field that's only just getting started.

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