PS5: Sony gives first details about the next-gen VR system for PlayStation 5

PS5: Sony gives first details about the next-gen VR system for PlayStation 5


Sony announces a "next-gen VR system" for PlayStation 5. In a recent entry on the PlayStation blog, the publisher gives the first details about the new PlayStation VR version, which is supposed to take a dramatic leap in performance and interaction. "Players will feel a much higher presence, which leads to more immersive experiences in the individual game worlds," writes Sony. The company wants to draw on the wealth of experience since the launch of PlayStation VR on PlayStation 4 - the headset came onto the market four years ago.

For the next-gen VR system, the publisher promises improvements in resolution and field of view and tracking as well as input. The connection to the PlayStation 5 should be made possible with a single cable, which should simplify installation in the living room at home. "One of the innovations we are most excited about is the new VR controller, which combines some of the most important features of the DualSense wireless controller with outstanding ergonomics," writes Sony on the PlayStation blog. Sony promises a whole new generation of VR games and experiences. (buy now )

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Buy a PS5: 130,000 customers stormed the Euronics website!

According to Euronics' purchasing manager, over 130,000 customers were waiting in line for a PS5 console last Wednesday. var lstExcludedArticleTicker = '1367473,1367421,1367407,1367404'; The team still has a lot of development work ahead of them. The launch is therefore definitely not planned for 2021. "But we wanted to give you an early update that the developer community has started to create new worlds that you can explore in virtual reality," the company added. So far, only the VR headset for PlayStation 4 can be operated on the PS5. Owners can secure a special camera adapter for this free of charge from Sony.

PlayStation boss says PS5 supply will start to pick up in the second half of 2021

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Sony’s PlayStation 5 (alongside the Xbox Series X and S) has been nearly impossible to buy since its launch back in November. Those shortages will likely continue for a bit longer, according to Jim Ryan, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment. But stock should pick up in the second half of the year, he says.

The news comes from a series of interviews with Ryan from The Washington Post and the Financial Times, where the PlayStation boss reflected on the past several months since the PS5’s launch and the road ahead for the next-generation console.

“Demand was greater than we anticipated,” Ryan said, explaining the ongoing stock issues for the console. “That, along with the complexities of the supply chain issues, resulted in a slightly lower supply than we initially anticipated.”

“Demand was greater than we anticipated.”

Things will eventually improve, although it may take some time. “It will get better every month throughout 2021,” Ryan commented to the Financial Times. “The pace of the improvement in the supply chain will gather throughout the course of the year, so by the time we get to the second half of [2021], you’re going to be seeing really decent numbers indeed.”

That said, Ryan wouldn’t promise that there would be enough stock for everyone who wants a console to get one this holiday season. The high demand for PS5s, coupled with the ongoing global semiconductor shortage and the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing most console sales through bot-infested online portals, means Sony is still facing serious constraints in how many people will actually be able to buy a PS5. “There are very few magic wands that can be waved,” notes Ryan.

Still, Sony is already seeing encouraging numbers in the breakdown of customers who have been able to buy a PS5. According to Ryan, 1 in 4 PS5 owners didn’t own a PlayStation 4 console, and half of all PS5 owners are new to PSN. (Sony’s online account system that the company has used since the PlayStation 3.)

Sony isn’t the only one hoping that next-generation console supplies will pick up in the second half of the year either. Mike Spencer, Microsoft’s head of investor relations, recently revealed that the new Xbox consoles will likely see supply constraints through at least June in an interview with The New York Times.

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