PlayStation CEO Says That The “Future” Of VR Is Still Years Away

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The PlayStation 5 begins its global rollout on November 12, and fans are wondering what the next several years of PlayStation are going to look like. Now, PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan has spoken about all things PlayStation in a new interview, and he’s made some interesting comments on the immediate future of VR.

Talking to The Washington Post, Ryan said that he believes the “future” of VR is going to take some time. “I think we’re more than a few minutes from the future of VR,” he said. “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.”

What this means, essentially, is that Sony still believes in VR–having sold 5 million PlayStation VR units–they don’t think the next big step in VR is happening for a while yet. “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,’ Ryan adds.

While the PS5 will not have a new VR headset at launch–or for a while, by the sound of it–it will support the PS4 VR headset.

Xbox CEO Phil Spencer has previously said that Microsoft is not pursuing VR for the Series X because no one is asking for it.

For more on Sony’s new system, check out GameSpot’s PS5 preview.

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