Mallinson prefers focusing on releasing PS5 for now and leave the debut of the new headset for later. If yes, what will it look like or what specs and features will it carry?
"We knew if we went back into the R&D labs and we did something brand new, we could have created something better than PlayStation Move, but it would have cost more", explained Mallinson. "When fans beat a 40-50 hour game and have to wait three-four years for a sequel, we want to give them places they can go and still have more of that experience and see the characters they love evolve in different ways".
"We do want it to be lighter weight, and easier to put on, less cables, less mess", Mallinson said of the design of a successor.
Mallinson admitted that: "Wireless suffers from the issue of being expensive", and "if you don't care about cables, then it's a lot cheaper than to have a wireless system".
He also talked about controllers.
This honestly feels directly related to the recent buying spree of studios from Microsoft, who have acquired numerous studios to bolster their next gen line-up. regardless, one of the most logical choices for purchase would be Insomniac who has worked closely with Sony for almost 25 years.
Sony's PS5 has already been speculated plenty, and a PlayStation representative has spoke about the premiere of a new VR headset to match the release of the console. "There's no reason for us to coincide it with a new console". I think there will come a point in time in the not too distant future when you can not launch a VR headset without eye tracking. But based on what Mallinson said, it seems like the chances of the happening are low.
"We're very happy with those numbers and very happy with the position", he commented.