For some time, there were rumors that along with the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 2 VR model will also be released. The assumption was recently confirmed by the publisher of Immersive VR Education (Apollo 11 VR and Titanic VR). The company released a financial report that mentions the new Sony VR headset.
The PlayStation VR can easily be called the most successful premium virtual reality headset on the market. According to recent estimates, 5 million devices were sold (sales of the leading competitor, Oculus Rift, amounted to about 1.5 million devices). However, the PlayStation VR has never offered the most advanced features, the main advantage of PS VR was its compatibility with the PS4, but Sony will eventually have to upgrade its VR technology to stay competitive.
“In 2020, Sony will release PlayStation 5 and a new version of the PlayStation VR headset (PSVR), which will further expand the high-end VR user base – the group intends to support this device with its current software package ,” the Immersive VR Education Ltd said in a report.
Back in March 2019, the Sony Senior VP of R&D, Dominic Mallinson, hinted that the company might release several second-gen PlayStation VR models that includes new features like wireless connectivity and eye tracking.
According to the latest leaks, the official presentation of the PlayStation 5 will take place in February, and the company may unveil a new version of the PlayStation VR as well.