PlayStation’s Ken Kutaragi Thinks VR Headsets Are ‘Annoying’
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It seems like PlayStation creator Ken Kutaragi isn’t very keen on immersive headsets.

In a latest interview with Bloomberg, Kutaragi branded such gadgets — which presumably consists of these made by his former employer — as “merely annoying.”

“Headsets would isolate you from the actual world, and I can’t agree with that,” he stated. “Headsets are merely annoying.”

Kutaragi’s feedback have been echoed by others prior to now, although his standing inside the trade definitely offers his phrases some weight. He spearheaded Sony’s leap into gaming within the early 90’s with the creation of the unique PlayStation, finally happening to turn out to be CEO of that division of the enterprise, then often known as Sony Laptop Leisure. He departed Sony in 2007, nonetheless, shortly earlier than the corporate would first start experimenting with the expertise that may result in the eventual launch of PSVR in late 2016. He now heads up Japanese Robotics agency, Ascent Robotics.

Kutaragi was additionally skeptical of the idea of the metaverse, saying: “Being in the actual world is essential, however the metaverse is about making quasi-real within the digital world, and I can’t see the purpose of doing it. You’ll fairly be a refined avatar as a substitute of your actual self? That’s basically no completely different from nameless messageboard websites.”

Clearly, the present PlayStation division, now referred to as Sony Interactive Leisure, doesn’t share its founder’s considerations – a second PSVR headset is formally on the way in which. It’s going to connect with the PS5 console through a wire, and we’re hoping for a potential launch later this yr.

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