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PS5 getting "less cumbersome" VR headset as Sony battle semiconductor shortage

Published: 20:48, 24 February 2021
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PlayStation boss Jim Ryan has recently discussed the company's failure to meet the demand for PlayStation 5 consoles, as well as its shiny new VR headset.

Speaking to The Washington Post, Ryan gave VR enthusiasts a heads up that development kits of the headset will start going out soon. Moreover, it should be a markedly improved experience than on PS4, or should we say - a tidier experience. 

Sony have been learning their virtual reality lessons along the way, and thanks to the latest tech, PlayStation 5's VR headset will run on a single-cord connection. Seemingly mundane, never underestimate the power of simplicity and convenience in these matters.

Moreover, the dev took the flagship DualSense features and integrated them into the new VR controller, all the while ensuring it's as ergonomic as possible.

Unfortunately, Ryan didn't share any of the technical specs, although we're likely to start getting those as soon as dev kits start shipping. What he did was reiterate Sony's commitment to VR. 

"PlayStation believes in VR. Sony believes in VR, and we definitely believe at some point in the future, VR will represent a meaningful component of interactive entertainment. Will it be this year? No. Will it be next year? No. But will it come at some stage? We believe that. And we’re very pleased with all the experience that we’ve gained with PlayStation VR, and we look forwarding to seeing where that takes us in the future", he said. 

Sony A photo showing PS5 on the left side and PS5 Digital Edition on the right side with two controllers by them. PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition (right)

Ryan also discussed the company's inability to cope with the demand for PlayStation 5 consoles, where he chalked it off to the combination of unprecedented demand and extraordinary circumstances, where Sony had to compete with car and mobile phone manufacturers for chips. 

You can find the full interview here .

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