Again in March, Kotaku broke the story that Sony is planning a brand new version of the PlayStation 4 that boasts beefier graphical capabilities (mentioned to be AMD's new Polaris chipset), presumably to supply the required horsepower for its future designs on virtual actuality. This new box is now thought to be codenamed Neo and the percentages are excessive that we'll see it on the firm's pre-E3 media occasion on June thirteen, with a launch most likely alongside the PlayStation VR headset this October.
Sony had referred to as a PlayStation Assembly for early September the place the announcement of PS4 Neo was expected. Now, with the arrival of a PS4 slim, it looks like there will likely be two consoles introduced. And if a PlayStation VR 2 headset may very well be bought without an external black field, it ought to be markedly cheaper, further accelerating VR's march into the mainstream. However, if you happen to're somebody who wants probably the most complete PS4 expertise potential, there is an alternative. 2016 noticed the launch of the PS4 Professional, a big improve on the original and Slim consoles.
So it is a good bet that, presuming PlayStation VR is successful (and it already appears to be catching on) Sony will need to return to the market with a second, markedly higher-tech iteration: which would supply an apparent selling level for the PlayStation 5. Please notice that our editors could make some formatting adjustments or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may additionally contact you if any clarifications are wanted.
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The umbilical twine which at the moment attaches VR headset-wearers to their consoles or PCs obviously goes in opposition to VR's total immersive nature, and we're already starting to see, for example, a third-occasion implementation for the HTC Vive that renders it wireless. It's a secure bet that the capability for running a wi-fi PlayStation VR 2 will likely be constructed into the PS5.