Sony has always been at the forefront of gaming innovation. Only four years ago, the multinational corporation released its first PlayStation VR headset for the PS4. The original PSVR headset enabled gamers to experience a deeper immersion and a stronger sense of presence when playing a game. And now Sony has officially announced they are working on a next-generation VR headset for the PlayStation 5 (PS5) console which promises to be way better than its predecessor.
A new PlayStation VR system
The upcoming PS5VR system will offer enhanced resolution, more precise head-tracking and a broader field of view. It will connect to the PS5 with a single cable-yes, a single cable- which will only make setting up that much easier. The headset will also come with a new VR motion controller that will include some of the latest features of PS5’s DualSense controller.
Unfortunately, fans will still need to wait a while before they can get their hands on this magical piece of technology, but Sony has promised that it will offer “dramatic leaps in performance and interactivity” and “an even greater sense of presence,” as was shared by Hideaki Nishino (the Senior Vice President of Platform Planning & Management) of Sony Interactive Entertainment on the PlayStation Blog.
Currently, Sony is hoping to release the next-gen PlayStation VR sometime in 2022 as they are still hard at work trying to make sure it delivers what is promised, but if the PlayStation 5 sales are anything to go by, this bad boy might prove a bit tricky to get your hands on.
The PlayStation 5 continues to sell like hotcakes
The PS5 console has been consistently selling out since it was launched in November. Sony has been unable to keep up with the high demand for the new console due to restraints caused by the current pandemic. During a briefing following Sony’s Q3 earnings call, Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki said, “It is difficult for us to increase production of the PS5 amid the shortage of semiconductors and other components.” He further added, “We have not been able to fully meet the high level of demand from customers [but] we continue to do everything in our power to ship as many units as possible to customers who are waiting for a PS5.”
Hopefully, circumstances will have improved by the time the PS5 next-gen VR headset is released in 2022 as gamers are sure to want the enhanced VR experience.
Are you looking forward to the release of the next-generation PlayStation 5 VR headset? What type of improvements are you hoping to see for VR in the future?