Sony’s New PSVR Studio Closing Before It Even Revealed Its AAA Game


With Sony’s PlayStation 5 on the horizon, the VR neighborhood is hungry for information on a possible PSVR 2. However the CEO of one of many largest VR studios on the market warns we’ll seemingly must be affected person on that entrance.

Patrick O’Luanaigh, who heads up Phantom: Covert Ops developer nDreams, mentioned as a lot in a current interview with GamesIndustry.biz. O’Luanaigh reasoned that, in 2020, Sony’s focus needs to be on the launch of the PS5 itself, and never a possible peripheral to launch alongside it.

“However I wouldn’t anticipate [PSVR 2] to be introduced concurrently PlayStation 5,” he reasoned. “This 12 months the main target must be on the core of the enterprise… so I believe they’ll be throughout PS5 this 12 months, and when that’s strong, I believe that’s if you’ll see what they’re doing.”

Relaxation assured that O’Luanaigh, who repositioned nDreams as a VR-only studio earlier than even the launch of PC VR headsets, nonetheless thinks there shall be a PSVR 2.

“I believe Sony is aware of that, if VR goes to proceed past the subsequent 12 months or two, they should replace their hardware,” he reasoned. “As a result of it’s dated, and it is going to be much more dated by then. I’d be very shocked in the event that they didn’t proceed to assist VR.

O’Luanaigh’s feedback are according to what we’ve heard from Sony itself over the previous 12 months. Final Could, PlayStation’s Head of R&D, Dominic Mallinson, said that there was “no cause” for a possible successor to launch alongside PS5. However we do know that Sony is prototyping a brand new headset and that PS5 itself will assist the unique PSVR. The console is scheduled to launch this vacation season, and up to now Sony insists that the COVID-19 pandemic gained’t delay its arrival. Earlier this week, we received a take a look at the brand new controller, DualSens, which could present some hints about the place VR is occurring PS5.