We’ve already reported about Sony’s will not craft and release a PlayStation VR 2 for PlayStation 5 at launch, but now we have a bolder confirm of that coming from PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan. He commented the matter in an interview with CNET and, nope, nothing like that is on the way.
The main reason, we guess, is that the existing PlayStation VR technology is rather good for being a console product and that it could be much better with more processing power. That power should be coming from PS5, so the real issue now could be the base PS4 pulling strings.
“We have nothing to say about any possible next-gen VR product at this stage. We continue to believe that VR has the potential to be a significant part of the future of interactive entertainment,” Ryan said, leaving the door open on more PlayStation VR stuff in the future by the way.
“The current generation of VR has exceeded our expectations. When you step back and look at it — and this is the way I like to look at it — one in 20 of the people who found the money to go out and buy a PlayStation 4, and all the games and peripherals that they enjoyed with that, have also found the money to then go buy the PlayStation VR and all the games and peripherals that go on top of that. And I feel good about that.”
Of course, both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR have been incredible successes for Sony throughout the generation, and we don’t think they would do anything to waste what they’ve achieved in this lifecycle.
This choice means that PS5 will be similar to PS4 and that PlayStation VR 2 could be coming along the way, way far from the release of the core hardware, as a PS5 Pro could, too. The message here is don’t expect anything like that to be talked about before a couple to three years in the next gen.