It’s no secret that Sony’s hard at work on research and development for the PS VR 2. While Sony’s committed to the original PS VR headset for now (even going as far as making it compatible with the upcoming PS5), it’s just common sense that an upgrade is needed as VR tech improves.
It doesn’t take a genius though to figure out that the PS VR 2 is guaranteed to be a few years away (I predicted it’ll be available in 2022) but at least we’re finally getting a peak at what the new controls for the headset may be like.
That’s from a Sony test video showing off the new tech that might be paired with the PS VR 2.
It’s pretty cool but it’s almost guaranteed that the finished product (if this tech is even used) will end up looking nothing like the prototype being used for the demo.
No matter what though, it’ll be a while before we finally get the tech in our hands. In the meantime, the PS VR is still going strong, with titles being announced at a steady pace.
In fact, one of the best VR games of all time (and definitely the best Star Wars VR title), Vader Immortal is coming to Sony’s headset. Previously an Oculus exclusive, the game’s now making it’s way to Sony’s platform and planned for release later in the year.
It’s not hard to see why. As the only mass market headset, the PS VR has a distinct advantage over all other VR headsets in that the hardware it’s running on is fixed.
Unlike PCs, which developers have to work on the lowest common denominator and ensuring compatibility with a ton of hardware, the PS VR only has one main SKU. Sure, you can do an enhanced version that takes into account the extra muscle of the PS4 Pro, but that’s essentially just a roided up PS4.
Things are looking mighty rosy for Sony’s VR initiative and I personally can’t wait to see what the future brings!