PlayStation CEO Says VR Won’t Be A meaningful Part Of Gaming For Now
According to Sony PlayStation CEO, Jim Ryan, Virtual Reality (VR) won’t be a meaningful part of interactive entertainment in the foreseeable future. His premise is that a lot still needs to go into the development of the medium and says Sony isn’t giving up on it.
Ryan said this to The Washington Post and it could imply that a new Sony PlayStation VR headset is still a little far off.
“I think we’re more than a few minutes from the future of VR. PlayStation believes in VR. Sony believes in VR, and we definitely believe at some point in the future, VR will represent a meaningful component of interactive entertainment. Will it be this year? No. Will it be next year? No. But will it come at some stage? We believe that,” Ryan said to The Washington Post.
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In June 2020, Ryan called VR an ‘unproven space’, saying Sony was still ‘really intrigued and really excited’ to work in it. PlayStation system architect Mark Cerny also told Wired In April 2019 that “VR is very important to us”. However, Dominic Mallinson, head of research and development ad confirmed that the headset won’t come with the PlayStation 5.
Ryan also says that the soon to come PlayStation 5, will support the old PlayStation VR headset but with a special adapter. The PlayStation 5 is to be released on 12th November 2020.
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