A brand new PSVR won’t be coming with the PS5’s launch (good)
With new developments comes new expertise: more often than not. Sony has revealed (by CNET) that when the PS5 launches, it won’t have a shiny new PSVR unit to go along with it. In concept, one other superior PSVR, ideally with twin trendy VR controllers, could be nice. However I am not eager on shelling out near $1000 for a full new equipment, so compatibility with the outdated PSVR unit is nice sufficient.
That superior PSVR is within the works although. PlayStation R&D boss Dominic Mallinson says that they need the PSVR to “evolve” into one thing that is “lighter weight, and simpler to placed on, much less cables, much less mess,” and new controllers in addition to eye monitoring is on the desk. He warns that wi-fi options will be costly, but in addition is extra releasing (the Oculus Quest is proof of that, however Sony might not be keen to eat as a lot losses or growth prices as Fb).
All advised this appears like a very good plan. Woo PS5 followers into the concept of VR by permitting all 4.2 million plus PSVR house owners to acclimate immediately, then upsell them afterward with a drastically improved mannequin after the VR business continues to twist and switch. With Valve, Oculus, and several other different VR producers popping out with a ton of recent tech this yr, Sony will get to sit down again and watch all of it play out.
Sony’s VR plans for PlayStation 5 [CNET]