PlayStation CEO thinks VR’s bright future is still years away

Sony offering PSVR owners a free camera adapter to use with the PS5 just about tells you that the corporate has no plans to release a replacement computer game headset anytime soon. Now, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan has confirmed to The Washington Post in an interview that there “won’t be any immediate leaps forward” from the corporate when it involves computer game . He didn’t mention hardware especially , but supported what he said, it’s unclear when we’ll see the next-gen PSVR.

That doesn’t mean PlayStation is stepping back from computer game . Ryan told the publication that the corporate believes VR will “represent a meaningful component of interactive entertainment,” though it probably won’t happen anytime soon. He also said that the corporate is looking forward to seeing where the teachings it learned from PSVR will take it, ensuring PlayStation’s continued investment in computer game . He said:

“I think we’re quite a couple of minutes from the longer term of VR. PlayStation believes in VR. Sony believes in VR, and that we definitely believe at some point within the future, VR will represent a meaningful component of interactive entertainment. Will it’s this year? No. Will it’s next year? No. But will it come at some stage? We believe that. And we’re very happy with all the experience that we’ve gained with PlayStation VR, and that we look forwarding to seeing where that takes us within the future.”

In addition, Ryan talked about Sony’s hopes to grow PlayStation Plus’ subscriber numbers. the corporate will offer Plus subscribers on the PS5 access to “20 free top-tier PS4 games” in order that they can give older games a try. When it involves upcoming games for its next—gen console, Ryan said that putting technologies like “3D Audio and haptic feedback… within the hands of an excellent game developer” will take “immersiveness… to subsequent level.”

Ryan expects more games with rich storytelling and narrative elements, as well, since they’ll be far more powerful “when they’re realistic,” which are some things the PS5 is capable of providing. “[T]here’s this type of happy kind of synergy between technology progress and our great ability to inform stories,” he explained. “I see that’s a trend which will only continue.”

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