A new PSVR won’t be announced in time with the release of the next PlayStation console.
Sony’s PS5 has already been speculated plenty, and a PlayStation representative has spoke about the premiere of a new VR headset to match the release of the console.
Dominic Mallison, Sony Global Head of R&D, spoke about the next PSVR and the future of the device:
“From the point of view of the consumer, to be bombarded with many, many things – oh, you have to buy this, you have to buy that – is a message that we don’t want to send. In some ways, it’s good to have a little breathing space between those things.”
He talked about the current plans for the headset and stated that the current gen PSVR will be compatible with the next PlayStation console.
He also mentioned that there won’t be any new PSVR device releasing for quite some time:
“We do want it to be lighter weight, and easier to put on, less cables, less mess.” He also did mention implementing eye-tracking software in the headset and the current Move controllers evolving and improving from what they are today.
However, this doesn’t mean that there won’t be a new PSVR. He’s basically saying that they’re looking to improve the PSVR and that this will still be supported and a “thing” for the future of PlayStation.
Since we already know that the PS5 will support the current PSVR, there’s really no need for another device at this time.
As he stated, he doesn’t want players to be forced to buy another headset just because of a new console. Rather, they’re looking to make the next release worthy of the upgrade:
The current PSVR proves to be versatile, even though there are some areas that could use an update. With Sony’s continued backing on VR, they’ll release the next gen PSVR when they think the time is right.