PlayStation PSVR headset might not be taken the world yet, but the executive of PlayStation said that the company has got big plans for its console. In a recent interview of Shawn Layden with Game Informer, who heads up Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) US says that the next 10 years of PSVR’s development is dramatic.
Talking about the future of the platform he compared its growth with that of the Smartphone, he also compared the game’s development future with its past, admitting the exceptional growth in fields like virtual reality, augmented reality, e-sports, and even mobile gaming. This kind of growth will only increase and that is something which will affect PSVR enhancements and modifications.
“By the same token, you look at PSVR right now, none of us are going to be able to imagine what it will look like 10 years from now, but the change will be that dramatic,” Layden said. “You can’t get to 5.0 until you do 1.0. It’s just the nature of the thing.”
Moreover, Layden used old school Nokia phone to describe the issue some users apparently have with their PSVR. In only 2018 Sony had sold 1.3 million PSVR units and it surpassed both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive competitors. But if we compare it to Sony’s PS4 console which has approx sold 91.6 million units to date since it released in 2013.
PSVR is selling much slower than the console, and Layden totally blames the attention and expectations of users he elaborates that PSVR as part of 1.0 technology but users want something fancier and perfect. The head still has high hopes for the PSVR that it will do well in the gaming market.
“We’ve gone from being the third cousin in entertainment to being one of the three bright stars,” Layden said. “Arguably, depending on how you do the math, the largest one from an impact on a financial basis.”
Layden believes that if they continue to invest, it will help in growing and expanding the PSVR platform.