- A PlayStation 5 for the end of 2018
- Towards a PlayStation VR 2 headset with the PlayStation 5?
For a long time now, the console war has been launched, sometimes without mercy, leaving some manufacturers overwhelmed by the competition. Having a new product is obviously a big plus, but not enough for success. We must also offer a catalog of games provided, including games that really make you want to invest in one console or another. The PlayStation has dominated the console market for many years now, but its supremacy is challenged by the upcoming release of the Xbox Scorpio. Sony could therefore release its future home console, PlayStation 5, much sooner in order to counter-attack Microsoft.
A PlayStation 5 for the end of 2018
This is in any case what says Damian Thong, a renowned analyst of the Macquarie Capital Securities group and whose remarks have been taken up by the very serious American economic newspaper "The Wall Street Journal". This analyst is not unknown because he had notably predicted, with success, the release of the PS4 Pro and the PS 4 Slim. For Damian Thong, no doubt, Sony will bring forward the release of its PlayStation 5 for the end of 2018 so as not to leave the Xbox Scorpio too much time to settle permanently in the landscape of home consoles, acquire an impressive catalog of games and delight it his place of leader. The recent outlook for PlayStation 4 sales in 2017 clearly shows a real negative impact linked to the upcoming release of the Xbox Scorpio.
A counter-attack which breaks with the policy of Sony which, until now, offered a broad life expectancy to its consoles such as for example the PS 2 which had been sold for 10 years. A strategy that could however displease recent buyers of a PS 4 Pro or a PS 4 Slim released recently. Obviously, the PlayStation 5 would be, like the Xbox Scorpio, a monster of power that would allow certain limits of video games to be broken down. With its experience in virtual reality, the PlayStation 5 would also certainly be very optimized for virtual reality and could be accompanied by a new VR headset.
Towards a PlayStation VR 2 headset with the PlayStation 5?
While it makes sense to think that the PlayStation 5 will be released in late 2018, it also makes sense to think that the Japanese manufacturer is also working on a version 2 of its virtual reality headset. The PS VR has met with great commercial success and has also sold much better than the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive, its two major competitors despite notable shortcomings.
The PS VR 2 could in particular correct the main defects of the PS VR by offering real controllers dedicated to virtual reality for example or a Room Scale worthy of the name and not using the camera but sensors.