Sony's PlayStation VR is one year old today. The HMD brought virtual reality to a massive PS4 install base, introducing more casual adopters to immersive content. Since launch, it has become the best selling tethered VR device and Sony Interactive President Shawn Layden wrote up a blog post detailing future ambitions with the platform.
"PlayStation VR was designed to open a doorway into thrilling and captivating new worlds that electrify our senses," Layden says. "We are confident that virtual reality is that next step in in the evolution of the video game medium, with a collection of more than 100 gaming experiences designed to make your synapses fire, your heart race, and your muscles twitch."
The blog post reveals that over 1 million gamers have tried their hand at games on PS VR and there will be even more for them to try leading into 2018. More than 60 new PS VR games will be added to the software ecosystem by early 2018 and include's titles like Skyrim VR, Bravo Team, and The Inpatient. Layden expresses that the best and brightest will have to get involved in order for VR to become a mainstream sensation and, with PSX right around the corner, we hope Sony will be introducing more major triple-A names to VR. The company hopes their competition will step up, too.
"The future is bright. And as we celebrate today, I want to give my sincerest thanks to the adventurous teams who helped create, shape, and build PlayStation VR. We are equally grateful for the one million-plus gamers who have taken the plunge into virtual reality with us. We’ll have a lot more to share with you in the days, weeks, and months ahead."