Sony is Licensing the PlayStation VR Headset Design to Lenovo
Sony has announced a new licensing deal with PC hardware company Lenovo concerning the PSVR. The two companies are going to work together on an undisclosed project built upon the hardware.
Lenovo Vice President Yao Li spoke positively of the agreement saying, it “will allow us to work together to greatly enhance the design sophistication and appeal of the rapidly expanding VR field, and is an outstanding example of how great consumer brands in the VR industry can work together to benefit the consumer VR market.”
Riley Russell, Chief Legal Officer at Sony Interactive Entertainment announced the new deal with Lenovo, saying:
“We are pleased to announce that we have licensed the PS VR headset design to Lenovo. The industrial design for PS VR has been widely acclaimed, and that was the result of years of hard work by PlayStation engineers. This agreement with Lenovo is a testament to the quality of PS VR’s design, as well as SIE’s commitment to creating great virtual reality experiences and helping the VR industry expand.”
We don’t know exactly what Sony and Lenovo have planned, but there’s a strong suspicion among gamers that Lenovo will develop a new version of the Lenovo Mirage solo VR headset based on the PSVR. Although we’ll have to wait and see what happens with this particular deal. The PSVR is considered by many gamers as a decent iteration of VR gaming on the PS4, and a decent competitor to the likes of the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
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