The strong launch of the PS VR2 seems to confirm that virtual reality has staying power. VR isn’t going anywhere and will likely grow in popularity as the technology improves. Apple will (allegedly) soon join the market with its greatly-hyped mixed-reality headset. And along with Sony, other significant players in the VR market are still making new products in 2023. The HTC Vive XR Elite debuted earlier this year with solid reviews, and despite Meta’s shifting focus to AI, there are still plans to release a third-generation Quest.
Good reviews for the tech currently on the market only increases VR’s viability. Jim Ryan, Sony Interactive Entertainment president and CEO, certainly doesn’t seem to regret investing in the medium, saying in an interview with Famitsu: “PS VR2 has just been launched, so it may be a little early to judge its popularity, but we are happy to see many positive reactions from users and the media.”
Sony plans to add more titles to its already robust library of games for the PS VR2. Of course, the company is still investing heavily in traditional 2D games as well and looks to focus more energy on first-party IP like its “Spider-Man” franchise as well as online live service games like “MLB: The Show” and “Destiny 2.” For PlayStation 5 users, whether they want to play in virtual reality or planted in front of their television screens, there is still plenty more gaming to come.