Sony PlayStation 5 (PS5): Will It Have VR Support? When Is It Coming? Here's Everything We Know So Far

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Last May, John Kodera, CEO and President of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE), told investors that the PlayStation 4 (PS4) is entering the end of its lifecycle. Upon hearing this, tech enthusiasts became more excited about the company’s next-gen gaming console – the PlayStation 5 (PS5).

So, when is it going to be released? In addition to that, what are the things that we know so far about it?

When Is It Coming?

If you search for articles regarding PS5’s release date, the expected years are 2019, 2020 and 2021. However, most of them seem to point towards a 2020 release.

But last month, we published a report quoting T3’s report quoting Japanese analytical firm Ace Securities. The Japanese firm believes that the “PS5 will be introduced at the end of 2019”.

What’s really interesting is that the word used was “introduced”. With this, we can assume that the firm meant that Sony will unveil it. So will we have to wait a few days or weeks until it falls into January 2020?

On the other hand, we can also assume that the firm will release it. Either way, it’s good news – this is, of course, assuming that the information is true.

What Will It Be Capable Of?

Tech enthusiasts are expecting the PlayStation 5 to be more powerful than the PS4. But how powerful exactly? What will be it capable of? Well, according to reports, the upcoming gaming console might not represent a major departure from the PS4, and that the fundamental architecture would be similar.

What Will Be Its Name?

Understandably so, there are tech enthusiasts wondering if Sony’s next-gen console will be named as “PlayStation 5”. Although it seems unlikely that Sony will be ditching the PlayStation 5/PS5 name, there’s still a chance, right?

Will It Have VR Support?

Another tech gadget that’s synonymous to the PlayStation 5 is the PlayStation VR 2 (PSVR2). As a matter of fact, Sony has invested pretty heavily in first-party PSVR games (e.g. Astro Bot Rescue Mission) so it’s expected that the PS5 will be VR compatible.

But of course, without any official announcements, it’s best to take this piece of information with a pinch of salt. But we’re betting that it will be.

Will It Have Physical Release Games?

This here is a tricky topic and there’ll a lot of blind guesses here because we’ll be looking 5 to 10 years in the future. So please keep an open mind.

As you may already know, Microsoft is pushing towards digital with their Project xCloud which is a streaming service that allows gamers to play via almost any device. It’s likely that Sony will develop their own version as well.

In regards to whether there’ll be physical release games, the answer is probably yes. If both Sony and Microsoft go full-digital, they will be alienating a number of potential customers. Sure, being able to download games from the internet is pretty convenient. But there some places in the world that don’t have a “reliable” internet connection.

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