Whereas Sony has been teasing its plans for the following technology of house console hardware, the corporate has stored fairly silent about what’s subsequent for its VR gadget. Positive, patents and such have surfaced on-line, hinting on the evolution of PlayStation VR. Nonetheless, 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 potential the following 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 following PSVR could possibly be modular, Mallinson appeared to verify this won’t be the case. Nonetheless, he did tease the potential of a couple of SKU for the gadget’s subsequent iteration. In actual fact, Sony might have its eyes on producing “introductory” and “high-end” fashions, in accordance with Mallinson,
I talked about wi-fi, for instance. That’s one straightforward strategy to do it. Right here’s a wired headset. You’ll be able to take the wire and substitute it with wi-fi. After which you may have a variety. So you may have an introductory mannequin and a high-end mannequin. That’s one thing we’ve performed with PlayStation four. We might try this with PSVR.
After all, this doesn’t imply Mallinson’s examples will come to fruition. It’s nonetheless an fascinating matter of dialogue, nonetheless, particularly when contemplating Sony’s current VR patents. One specifically issues a degree made by Mallinson, a wi-fi gadget. One other patent suggests expertise 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 gadget.
No matter the way forward for PlayStation VR holds, those that personal one ought to definitely preserve their present mannequin on-hand. The PlayStation 5 will certainly be appropriate with present PSVR fashions.