According to an interview posted on the Financial Times (and referenced by IGN) Sony’s CEO Kenichiro Yoshida said, “At this point, what I can say is it’s necessary to have a next-generation hardware”. The company isn’t calling it a PlayStation 5 yet and there’s no word of PSVR or PSVR 2 at all, but some sort of VR support is essentially a given at this point.
Last month, Yoshida even said that improvements and evolutions are still being worked on for PSVR, so I’d say it’s a good sign for prospects of PSVR continuing to exist as a strategy for Sony going forward.
Alternatively, Microsoft is less sure about console-powered VR, going as far as canceling plans for Xbox One’s VR support, but they did confirm work on a next-generation console at this year’s E3 already. It seems like a no-brainer to enable Windows VR headset support on a future Xbox console.
Additionally, there is a patent floating around about backwards compatibility that may be possible for PS4 games on the new console, which could be a great sign for current generation PSVR games as well.
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