Whereas Sony has been teasing its plans for the subsequent era of house console , the corporate has stored fairly silent about what’s subsequent for its VR machine. Positive, patents and such have surfaced on-line, hinting on the evolution of PlayStation VR. Nevertheless, nothing official has come to mild simply but. That’s nonetheless the case, however Sony’s Senior VP of R&D, Dominic Mallinson, not too long ago lifted the veil in lots of respects. For one, it’s attainable the subsequent iteration of PlayStation VR will contain a number of fashions.
Mallinson expressed this throughout a chat at Collision 2019 in Toronto. When requested whether or not the subsequent PSVR could possibly be modular, Mallinson appeared to verify this won’t be the case. Nevertheless, he did tease the potential of multiple SKU for the machine’s subsequent iteration. In reality, Sony might have its eyes on producing “introductory” and “high-end” fashions, in keeping with Mallinson,
I talked about wi-fi, for instance. That’s one straightforward option to do it. Right here’s a wired headset. You may take the wire and substitute it with wi-fi. After which you’ll be able to have a variety. So you’ll be able to have an introductory mannequin and a high-end mannequin. That’s one thing we’ve achieved with PlayStation four. We might do this with PSVR.
After all, this doesn’t imply Mallinson’s examples will come to fruition. It’s nonetheless an attention-grabbing subject of dialogue, nonetheless, particularly when contemplating Sony’s current VR patents. One particularly considerations a degree made by Mallinson, a wi-fi machine. One other patent suggests know-how is being developed to supply gamers better consciousness of their environment. We received’t know what Sony has deliberate for these developments, if something, till the corporate is able to unveil its subsequent VR machine.
No matter the way forward for PlayStation VR holds, those that personal one ought to actually hold their present mannequin on-hand. The PlayStation 5 will certainly be suitable with current PSVR fashions.