PlayStation: “We’re minutes away from the future of virtual reality”

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PlayStation: “We’re minutes away from the future of virtual reality”

Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan told the Washington Post that virtual reality (VR) is very important to the PlayStation and will be part of the entertainment-interactive future. But not earlier than 2022.

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“I think we’re just minutes away from the future of virtual reality,” he said. – PlayStation believes in VR. Sony believes in VR, and we definitely believe that at some point in the future, VR will become a significant component of interactive entertainment. Will it be this year? No. Will it be next year? No. But will this happen at some stage? We believe that yes. And we are very happy with all the experiences we have with PlayStation VR and look forward to seeing where that will lead us in the future

The PlayStation 5 is not compatible with PlayStation VR out of the box, and Sony is giving away free adapters for players to use their headsets with the upcoming console. Nevertheless, the platform holder still supports VR, for example, Hitman 3 will have a corresponding mode.

But Sony Interactive Entertainment will mainly focus on story-driven games, Ryan continued.

“Narrative games have always been a unique strength of PlayStation, so there is a synergy between technological advancement and our ability to tell stories,” he said. – This trend will only continue. And another reason it will continue is that every time our studios make games like this, they get better

Ryan also called Microsoft’s acquisition of ZeniMax Media (and Bethesda Softworks)  “a logical step for [Xbox],” but Sony’s strategy is “sustained, deliberate, continuous organic growth and investment in the studio,” not major acquisitions, he added.

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The PlayStation 5 will go on sale on November 19.