Sony’s next-gen PlayStation 5 is all set to make its debut on November 12. This will kick-off the next generation of gaming and will pave the way for some amazing exclusive titles. Over the years, PlayStation has provided some of the best exclusives for its consoles. This has also helped it stay one step ahead of Xbox at all times. Although, there is one other area where it leads Xbox, thanks to PlayStation VR.
Virtual Reality gaming is definitely going to be the next big thing. Although, PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan thinks that it may still take a while to reach that point. In an interview with The Washington Post, Jim mentions, “I think we’re more than a few minutes from the future of VR.”
This clearly means that even though VR has reached some amazing milestones, the technology isn’t quite there yet.
Jim also says, “PlayStation believes in VR. Sony believes in VR, and we definitely believe at some point in the future, VR will represent a meaningful component of interactive entertainment. Will it be this year? No. Will it be next year? No. But will it come at some stage?
“We believe that. And we’re very pleased with all the experience that we’ve gained with PlayStation VR, and we look forward to seeing where that takes us in the future.”
PlayStation VR is quite a unique offering that Xbox lacks. This may not have been the biggest USP of PlayStation, but it has definitely helped them get an edge over its competitors. Since its launch in 2016, PS VR has sold 5 million units globally. This barely matches the 130m+ units sold of the PS4, but is still a fantastic achievement. Clearly, there are big things planned for the PS VR, but it will take a while to materialize.
Unfortunately, there won’t be a new PS VR tech for the PS5. Instead, the VR modules will be compatible with the PS5 and the PlayStation Camera. Although, this doesn’t mean that Sony will not release new titles too.