It’s most likely (nearly actually) nothing, however Sony Interactive Leisure lately renewed the trademark for PlayStation Residence and, naturally, we’re all questioning what that might imply for PSVR 2.
PlayStation Residence was mainly Sony’s tackle a digital hub for social interplay lengthy earlier than the times of Rec Room and VRChat. Launched on the PS3, it allowed pals to satisfy up in numerous areas, costume as their favourite recreation characters, gather gadgets for private rooms and go to limited-time occasions like one mirroring the corporate’s E3 sales space that ran through the present.
PlayStation Residence Trademark Renewed
However, whereas bold, Residence failed to actually seize the sort of sizable viewers that Sony possible envisioned, and it was shut down round a yr after the launch of the PS4 (which by no means bought its personal model of Residence).
As noticed on ResetEra this week, although, Sony renewed the trademark on April 23rd, lasting by way of till 2028. After all, corporations refresh logos for unused and long-dead merchandise on a regular basis because it protects them from others utilizing the title or in the event that they wish to revisit the concept later down the road. Have been this a brand new trademark like, say PlayStation Residence VR, we is likely to be a bit of extra assured this was an indication the service was coming again.
When PSVR launched again in 2016, there was a number of discuss how Residence might have been Sony’s reply to the rising reputation of recent social VR functions. It might have additionally made for an incredible consumer interface for PSVR as an entire – a spot to launch video games or play conventional ones on a digital display screen within the consolation of your customized surroundings. As an alternative we ended up working PSVR through the standard PS4 menu on a digital display screen floating within the darkness.
With a brand new VR headsets now confirmed for PS5, it does once more appear to be the Residence title would match fairly effectively. It’s not due for launch till 2022 on the earliest, nevertheless, so it’ll be some time till we hear about Sony’s plans but.
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