We have some bad news for PlayStation fans that have been excited about the upcoming release of the PlayStation 5, hoping that Sony would also introduce PlayStation VR 2 (PSVR 2) along with it. The company has publicly confirmed fans will have to wait some more time before the PSVR 2 device launches.
The news was delivered during a recent conference when representatives of Sony told CNET that they don’t see a reason for launching the new PSVR along with the PlayStation 5 console.
Playstation’s Global Head of Research and Development, Dominic Mallinson, expressed his opinion on the matter. He stated that the reason behind postponing the release of the PSVR 2 is that the company does not want gamers to be overwhelmed by the release of multiple hardware pieces simultaneously. Mallinson believes that the PlayStation 5 deserves it’s own moment of attention, as it is the best console Sony has ever produced.
Sony confirmed that PSVR 2 wouldn’t launch along with PlayStation 5
The first PSVR headset has proven to be a relative success. It has been sold in 4.2 million pieces so far. However, since PS4 models have been sold in 100 million pieces, Sony is aware that there is still a long way to go before VR gaming becomes mainstream.
While giving an interview, Mallinson stated that they don’t want users to believe Sony is entirely focused on selling as many products as possible. Launching two or more products, namely, PlayStation 5 and PSVR 2, at the same time would send a message they don’t focus on either of them, according to him. He also added: “It’s good to have a little breathing space between those things.”
Don’t worry though, as the PSVR 2 will eventually be released in the future, although not along with PlayStation 5. Sony admits there is still room for improvement on its VR headset. The company aims to develop an overall better product that is lighter and easier to put on, with less cable. Could this actually be a confirmation that the company is working on a wireless version of the PSVR? We think so. However, that will most certainly increase the price of the headset.
Daniel Kiss is the senior editor for News Lair. Daniel was working as a writer since he finished high-school, first for local papers then he started online, nowadays he likes to write about the latest games and tech innovations.