Sony’s focus on PlayStation VR has been one of its most successful experiments in the PS4 era, with standout titles such as Astro Bot Rescue Mission, Blood and Truth, Resident Evil 7, and more proving the viability of the technology on a large scale, and it seems like that support will continue with the PS5 as well. Hitman 3 on the PS5 (and PS4) is going to be entirely playable in VR, while reports have suggested that the same will be true for Resident Evil Village as well.
Sony, meanwhile, have said that they have every intention to keep investing in VR, and recently, they re-iterated that. In its recent corporate report, the company said that it plans to drive user engagement even further in the coming years, and one of the ways it is going to do that is by innovating and make further advancements with virtual reality.
“Greater emphasis will be placed on user engagement,” the company wrote. “SIE plans to provide content for a variety of game genres and formats, and
make advances in unique and immersive interactive experiences such as VR.”
In this same report, Sony also talked about the possibility of bringing more first party exclusives to PC, about wanting to acquire more new studios, and about wanting to increase the output of exclusive content on the PS5.
Last year, Sony said that it does not plan on releasing a new PSVR headset just yet, though rumours have suggested that the company will release a PSVR 2 for the PS5 following the console’s launch.
Though there has been no substantial word on what improvements we might expect from a new VR headset, patent filings by Sony have pointed to Valve Index-style controllers, as well as stereoscopic 3D and a wireless headset.