It’s Official: Sony Is Working On A New PlayStation VR

A job listing has confirmed that Sony will soon replace its PlayStation VR that launched in 2016, which has been slowly left behind by the competition technically.

UploadVR has found Sony Corp.’s job listing, where they explicitly say this: „We are developing a next-generation VR head-mounted display,” and for that, they need a roughly 15-people team that would be „in charge of the mechanical design of the lens barrel supporting the optical system, small and lightweight housing, heat radiation design, development of jig for optical system evaluation, etc.”

Here are the 1.5 twists. One half is purely Sony Corporation looking for the new employees, and not Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia, which is where the PlayStation brand belongs to. The other, bigger twist would be the term „with a view to five years from now” when it comes to some mechanisms in the headset. It means that this platform wouldn’t launch until 2025. Well then, it looks like Sony is heavily preparing ahead of its time IF this job listing is recent.

And that either means this is already for the THIRD generation of the PlayStation VR (as we have heard about the second one for a while, and that would not launch in five years!), or that Sony is possibly doing a different platform, which could be used with PCs… or that they are developing a rival to the Oculus Quest, which is a standalone VR headset. However, the „delivering beautiful images and comfortable ease of use to customers” line will not help us solve this problem.

Sony wasn’t joking when it said that the PlayStation 5 will also heavily rely on virtual reality, and that is why the current PlayStation VR will be supported. Still, a new console should receive a new VR headset as well.

Source: PSU

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