In April, Mark Cerny had confirmed the compatibility between PS5 and PlayStation VR. Now, more details emerge about the direction that Sony intends to take in the evolution of its virtual reality.
This is discussed by Domic Mallinson, PlayStation Global Head of R&D, on the occasion of an interesting interview granted to the cnet portal. Several topics are discussed, among which is the possible launch of a PlayStation VR 2 in conjunction with the market launch of PlayStation 5. Mallinson’s comment on this does not seem to leave room for doubt: this is not currently included in the plans of the Japanese company. In fact, the latter declared: ” There is no reason for us to coincide with a new console. From the consumer’s point of view, being bombarded by many many things – you have to buy this, you have to buy that – it’s a message we don’t want to launch. In a sense, it is good to have some breathing space between these things”.
A very interesting statement, which is accompanied by further considerations on the possible future evolutionary path of Playstation VR. In this sense, Mallinson cites some future targets, including including the goal of reducing its weight, making it more practical to wear and reducing the number of cables needed for its operation. A wireless Playstation VR it could be an option, but it emphasizes, it would imply higher costs. He also seems to be looking with interest at eye tracking technologies. The subject of the chat is also the PlayStation Move, a control system that recognizes the need for evolution: “[…] in the future we will obviously replace it”.