Since the PS5 release, there’s been a question that many still ask…“What’s going on with PSVR?”
This has been an ongoing question within forums and message boards. Sony poured a huge of time and money into the PSVR to make it a game-changer for the PS4. What now? Will this be the end like the Xbox Kinect? Sony has released a statement which may answer some of our questions about the virtual reality ambitions that Sony may have.
What’s next for PSVR?
Sony has been cautiously silent about what the future of the PSVR will be and if it would harness the power of the next-gen console. PSVR became pivotal for franchises such as Resident Evil and Skyrim. These releases excited new as well as old existing fans to the franchise and console.
Well today is a new day and Hideaki Nishino, Senior Vice President, at Sony announced a new next-gen PSVR is on the way. He didn’t give many specifics but did drop a few hints as to what is to come.
Today I’m pleased to share that our next-generation VR system will be coming to PlayStation 5, enabling the ultimate entertainment experience with dramatic leaps in performance and interactivity. Players will feel an even greater sense of presence and become even more immersed in their game worlds once they put on the new headset.
We’re continuing to innovate with our new VR system so that our fans can continue to enjoy the unique experiences that are synonymous with PlayStation. We’re taking what we’ve learned since launching PS VR on PS4 to develop a next-gen VR system that enhances everything from resolution and field of view to tracking and input. It will connect to PS5 with a single cord to simplify setup and improve ease-of-use, while enabling a high-fidelity visual experience.
One of the innovations we’re excited about is our new VR controller, which will incorporate some of the key features found in the DualSense wireless controller, along with a focus on great ergonomics. That’s just one of the examples of future-proof technology we’re developing to match our vision for a whole new generation of VR games and experiences.
The new VR system seems to be an evolution of the previous PS4 version. The new VR system is not expected to launch this year. An educated guess is probably late 2022 or 2023 based on the model of the original PSVR.