Virtual reality within virtual reality. No, it’s not the plot of Inception, Christopher Nolan’s acclaimed film, but the new frontier to be reached by Sony in the field of e-sports.
Waiting for the clouds to be cleared on the official release date of the new Playstation 5, which seems to have slipped to mid 2020, the Tokyo house, has decided to invest in the Playstation VR. An upgrade would allow e-sports enthusiasts to “participate” in a virtual way in the events related to the various competitions.
And who but Sony, which with its Playstation League is at the forefront of e-sports, could ever develop such a technology? Through its platform it is possible to play car races, football leagues thanks to the FIFA tournaments or enter a battle arena of the multifangled Fortnite to annihilate their opponent.
In this context, which generates more and more interest and participation especially in “live” events, is inserted the new viewer that would allow a total immersion. Not only the player but also the audience. Imagine a live event in London. The Hong Kong user could follow the event as if it were physically in the British gaming room by simply wearing the new PSVR headset. This must be combined with the sensors placed inside the armchairs, in a special room created in the Chinese city. The viewer would be able not only to view the room of the main event, but also to enter the game of the players with a simple touch, entering the heart of the action of the chosen e-sport.
Potentially, with the creation of a large number of cinemas worldwide, the number of users, mostly young, could increase exponentially. A business still under development but aiming to create a real movement, as already happened in the past with the advent of multiplayer games.