The next generation of gaming is in full swing, and Sony has been brilliant with the PS5, especially considering the steady supply of first and third party games for the console. At the same time, Sony’s ambitions to keep moving the needle and ushering in a new era in VR gaming are still going strong – as it looks like the company is preparing to release a PlayStation VR headset in 2022.
The PlayStation VR headset for the PS4 was moderately successful and sold around 5 million units (as of 2020). While it’s hugely dwarfed by the number of PS4 units it has, and now the PS5 as well, VR looks like it has the potential to become the next frontier for gaming.
According to a report by Bloomberg, Sony plans to release the next-gen version of the PlayStation VR in the “vacation time next year”, ie at the end of 2022.
Sony PlayStation VR for PS5 – should fans get excited?
While the early years of VR technology didn’t exactly have the most positive results, it has looked a lot more promising ever since. In 2020 the highly anticipated Half-Life: Alyx was released, which is still considered a crucial moment for VR technology and its developers are only scratching the surface.
PlayStation VR for the PS4 has been received pretty well by both critics and fans, and many considered it a decent addition to their home console setup. There are no details on price or design for the PlayStation VR for the PS5.
So far, PlayStation has only released the PlayStation VR controller design for the PS5, which is significantly more impressive than the original. The controller’s almost gauntlet-like design definitely looks more tactile and responsive than the original PS3 Move-like controllers.
As it stands, gamers can continue to use the original PlayStation VR on their next generation PS5 and experience many fantastic titles from the PlayStation library. The next-gen version of PlayStation VR is expected to be a big leap in technology and will provide the huge PS fan base with a solid reason to get interested in VR.
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