With the impending full announcement of the PlayStation 5, [url=https://www.cnet.com/news/sonys-vr-plans-for-playstation-5-could-involve-eye-tracking-wireless-and-more/Sony has revealed[/url] that when the next console releases, it will not be accompanied by a new version of the PlayStation VR headset.
Speaking with CNET, Sony's Global Head of R&D for PlayStation, Dominic Mallinson stated "there's no reason for us to coincide it with a new console. 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."
It's a relief knowing that those of us with PSVR will be able to simply plug our units into the new console when it is released. Obviously, Sony has big plans for VR and will eventually introduce a new model. In terms of what we should expect when this eventuates, Mallinson stated that the company wants the next iteration to be "lighter weight, and easier to put on, less cables, less mess."
A new headset and proper VR controllers will be great, but not having to shell out thousands at launch is a small blessing, especially considering many of us will likely already be picking up two next-gen systems next year.
Are you happy to use your current PSVR headset when the PS5 launches or would you prefer a new and improved model?