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More Proof the PlayStation 5 Will Get a Brand New VR Headset, Crypto Coins News

More Proof the PlayStation 5 Will Get a Brand New VR Headset, Crypto Coins News
  • All signs point to the PlayStation 5 having virtual reality support.
  • PSVR is a top-selling headset. Sony has every reason to improve upon it.
  • Virtual reality will deliver the PS5 a victory against the Xbox Series X.

Thanks primarily to Half-Life: Alyx , virtual reality (VR) is going through a bit of a revolution. While Valve’s latest triumph is not the platform’s only success , it’s certainly the one bucking trends. Critics still argue the technology is inaccessible, but PlayStation VR (PSVR) has quietly provided an attractive entry point for gamers.

And there’s no way Sony won’t produce a follow up with the PlayStation 5 (PS5). PlayStation VR and an Inferior Experience

PSVR is the best-selling virtual reality headset out there. This makes perfect sense, considering it’s relatively cheap and doesn’t require a powerful rig to set up. Players simply plug into their console and go.

But there’s a reason PSVR is so cheap: It features inferior hardware. And we’re not talking a slight resolution difference. The device only offers a (×) (resolution, split between two eyes, with a Hz refresh rate. That’s a pretty subpar experience.

PlayStation VR is a great entry headset. A new one for the PlayStation 5 would be even better. | Source: PlayStation

For comparison , the Valve Index sports two × 1920 screens – one per eye. It’s a much more expensive, but it delivers a stunning amount of clarity. Resolution, alongside refresh rate, is one of the most important aspects of a quality VR experience.

But relatively weak tech did stop Sony from selling 5 million headsets. Imagine what they could do if they finally step up their game.

And make no mistake, they need to up their game if they hope to keep PS5 players happy. (PlayStation 5 Has to Have a PSVR 2

with virtual reality research advancing rapidly, Sony would be stupid not to improve on their initial technology. | Source: Iren Key / Shutterstock.com

Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz , the CEO of VR developer Ndreams, Patrick O’Luanaigh, said that Sony’s VR tech is “dated”:

If VR is going to continue. beyond the next year or two, they need to update their hardware. Because it is dated, and it will be even more dated by then. I’d be very surprised if they did not continue to support VR.

He predicts that this new headset probably won’t be released alongside the PlayStation 5. Instead, it may come as a mid-gen upgrade a few years down the line. Who knows? Maybe Valve will port Half-Life: Alyx to the PlayStation 5. | Source: Steam

Convincing gamers to pay hundreds for a new console is tough enough. Adding another few hundred at launch in the wake of the worst economic downturn in living memory

wouldn’t bode well.

Plus, with virtual reality access growing, Sony would be stupid not to improve their initial technology. It’s yet another advantage they could score over the Xbox Series X and Nintendo Switch.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of CCN.com.

This article was edited by Josiah Wilmoth

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