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No PSVR update anytime soon, says Yoshida

Sony chief Yoshida talks about the future of PlayStation VR after journalists ask whether they’ll be an updated version of its PSVR headset.

on 16 June 2017

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Sony’s head of worldwide studios has confirmed that the format holder has no plans to release an updated version of its PlayStation VR headset.

Speaking during an interview with Jagat Play at E3 2017 this week, Shuhei Yoshida revealed that the current iteration of its virtual reality device is optimised to work with the standard PlayStation 4, so there would be no point in releasing an updated model. 

“We just released last year, and we’re trying to catch up with the demand, so you know, we have no plans to talk about the successor to the PSVR. We developed alongside with PS4, so it’s completely optimised to work with PS4,” said Yoshida-san.

PSVR was released in October 2016 and was one of three major hardware releases during that year, the other two being PlayStation 4 Pro and the PlayStation 4 Slim. Sony initially had a lot of trouble keeping up with the demand for its latest peripheral, with launch stock selling out and many retailers being unable to replenish their inventory with fresh units until after the Christmas holidays.

In terms of software, PSVR supports a number of high-profile games, including Resident Evil 7: biohazard, Tekken 7, Gran Turismo Sport, Final Fantasy 15, and Farpoint. Sony unveiled a slew of new PSVR games at E3 this week, including Superheat VR, Star Child, Final Fantasy 15: Monster of the Deep, Bravo Team, The Inpatient, Moss, and Skyrim VR.

PSVR is currently available for £349.


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