Hours after Sony revealed that they were working on the Next Gen PSVR for PS5, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan has announced that Developer Kits are being shipped imminently.
In a blog post on the company's website, Nishino announced that "our next-generation VR system will be coming to PlayStation 5, enabling the ultimate entertainment experience with dramatic leaps in performance and interactivity."
Now, not even giving us a few hours to come to terms with this literally shocking announcement, an interview with GQ Magazine has been published in which SIE CEO Jim Ryan confirms that "we're making a completely new VR format for PS5."
Elsewhere in the interview, Ryan confirmed that "Dev kits are about to go out", allowing developers to get to grips with the results of a "considerable amount of lessons learned" during PSVR's tenure as the premiere console VR headset.
It's a good job that developers are getting their hands on Development Kits this early, considering that Sony is preparing to launch a revolution in VR control.
In the blog post, Nishino discussed the next-generation PSVR controller Sony hopes will be "future-proof." This comes after developers reportedly started to get concerned about the original PSVR's aging capabilities.
This is what Nishino had to say on Sony's response to the issue of VR's rapid advancement:
“One of the innovations we’re excited about is our new VR controller, which will incorporate some of the key features found in the DualSense wireless controller, along with a focus on great ergonomics. That’s just one of the examples of future-proof technology we’re developing to match our vision for a whole new generation of VR games and experiences.”
Sony's PS5 VR headset won't arrive this year, but it was heavily implied that we will know more before 2021 is out.
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