The PlayStation 5 is getting its own VR headset and it won’t be wireless. According to PlayStation boss Jim Ryan the PS5 will support VR with its own headset specifically designed for it and will have a “single-cord” versus the collection of wires first-generation PlayStation VR owners were subjected to with the PS4 and PS4 Pro.
“Generational leaps allows you to sweep up the advances in technology that have taken place,” Ryan said in a recent interview with the Washington Post. “Given this was our first foray into virtual reality, it gives us a chance to apply lessons learned. One of the very vivid illustrations of that is that we will be moving to a very easy single-cord setup.”
It will be interesting to see when Sony decides to lift the lid on its VR plans. It took three years for the PSVR to hit the shelves in 2016 so it’s safe to say PS5’s VR headset won’t arrive anytime soon. The company says in a blog post that it won’t be out in 2021.
Though that hasn’t stopped Sony from talking up its PS5 VR controller.
“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,” said Sony Senior Vice President Hideaki Noshino in a blog post on the official PlayStation site. “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.”
For what its worth the PSVR was next to impossible to find in markets like India. Hopefully this won’t be the case with the PS5 VR headset. Though given Sony’s track record in the country, nothing would surprise us. It’s hilarious that a company that can’t control its own supply chain for the PS5 is trying to sell us on the idea of a headset that’s likely to be as challenging to buy.
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