Sony PlayStation remains the market leader with their PS4 and PS4 Pro consoles.
However, things could change rapidly in the coming years, and it will require a lot of work for the company’s dominance to remain.
Both Sony and Microsoft will be looking to release their next-gen gaming machines by 2021.
Many believe that the PS5 release date will be set for 2020, setting up for another large battle with Microsoft’s Xbox Two.
Meanwhile, Nintendo will ramp up the pressure with their highly successful Switch games console.
Both Microsoft and Sony will need to provide features that will help their new console stand out.
And a new report suggests that the PlayStation 5 could offer a massive games upgrade over the PS4.
This will be done through the company’s PlayStation VR feature, which was first released on the PS4.
Industry analyst Michael Pachter believes that Sony PlayStation may look to offer a serious upgrade in a new PSVR 2 product.
This could include 4K support, as well as a lift in FPS currently offered in the base PlayStation VR headset.
“Whether Sony does it [follows a multiple console strategy], I think they will probably have that 4K and 240 FPS device that’ll support PSVR,” he told Gamingbolt.
“Whether they have a PlayStation Now device that is streaming only, I don’t know.
“Maybe there will be two each for PlayStation and Xbox, but I would be surprised if there were more than two, and I’m not sure whether Sony is committed to doing that.”
A brand new PSVR 2 headset is also expected to offer a built-in camera and upgraded controllers.
A new PlayStation VR headset that will be compatible with the PS5 is expected to be announced alongside the new gaming machine.
But so far, Sony has not confirmed any plans for either product ahead of a crunch 2019.
One online source claims that the PSVR 2 will be a serious upgrade on the current model.
This same person revealed PlayStation’s plans to not attend E3 2019 before it was announced, so what they have said has been given a lot more weight.
This includes news on the PS5 and the PSVR 2, with the source confirming on Reddit: “Only thing I can tell right now for specs is Ryzen 8 core, Price is 500$
“PSVR 2, on the other hand, will have no breaker box this time around it’ll be inside the console.”
That would be a huge change for PlayStation fans and would certainly help boost ownership of VR headsets.
There are also reports that the new headset will come with upgraded controllers, while Sony may also be testing new glove interfaces.
Specs are currently unknown for the PS5, but some are claiming that the PS4 successor will offer stable 4K at 60fps.
There have also been some other surprising hints dropped by Sony this month that might prove interesting for fans.
One comes from a conversation on Twitter and is in connection with the lack of first-party PlayStation announcements during The Game Awards.
Sony PlayStation’s Shawn Layden was added into a comment regarding the lack of PS4 news and the hope that something is being primed for an announcement soon.
Layden replied to this by simply adding: “See you in the new year.”
PS4 fans are hoping for new PS5 news in 2019, however, until we learn more from the company itself, much will remain as PlayStation rumour.