The PS5 Will Not Have A New Version Of PSVR At Release

Those of you who may be thinking we’re going to get a new version of the PSVR at launch with the whatever the PS5 is, it’s not happening. CNET had a brand new interview up this past week with Sony’s Global Head of R&D Dominic Mallinson, in which the question was put forth about what they’d be doing VR-wise with the new console, and the response was both cool and a let-down, depending on whether you wanted a new unit or not. Here’s a snippet from the article.

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Mallinson seems satisfied with how PlayStation VR rolled out several years after the PlayStation 4 was on the market. The current PSVR will be PS5-compatible, which means a new headset isn’t necessary right away. And that could mean Sony waits to debut a new headset for a while. “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. In some ways, it’s good to have a little breathing space between those things.”

He also shot down the idea of having a stand-alone VR unit like the Oculus Quest, but at least it’s cool to know that the PSVR unit you already own can be used in a new console and you won’t need to buy anything new with it. That doesn’t mean somewhere down the road they won’t make a new one, as we’re sure Sony is looking into doing more with VR and possible augmented reality games, but it appears it’s too soon to talk about that.

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