KEY POINTS

  • A new report claims Sony will release a new PSVR version alongside the PS5
  • Previous leaks talked about the PS5 but didn't talk about the new PSVR version
  • Sony expressed interest in a new PSVR version but hasn't revealed anything about a new model yet

Sony's PlayStation 5 has been the subject of an increasing number of leaks in the recent weeks. Many of these leaks attempt to reveal its specs, features and possible launch date.

A new leak about the PS5, however, indicates that the PS5 won't be the only big thing Sony will talk about during the PS5's unveiling. According to a developer called Immersive VR Education, a new version of the PlayStation VR might be unveiled alongside the highly-anticipated console, BGR reported.

“In 2020, Sony will release PlayStation 5 and a new version of the PlayStation VR headset (PSVR), which will further expand the high-end VR user base – the group intends to support this device with its current software package,” Immersive VR Education said, as per Tech Briefly.

Immersive VR Education is the maker of some VR experiences, namely “Apollo 11 VR” and “Titanic VR.” This means the company would knowledgeable about, or at least be interested in, what will happen to the PSVR. If the developer's words are any indication, though, it appears that it does know that a new PSVR version might be coming soon.

Does this mean a PSVR 2 might be announced in a few weeks' time? Sony might, and Sony might not. Previous leaks about the PS5 didn't make any mention of a new PSVR coming this year. All of these leaks simply talked about the PS5's potential features and launch window.

A tweet from PlayStation Europe mentioned the PSVR, but didn't say anything about a new PSVR version. The tweet, which seemed to confirm previous leaks about Sony adopting a new slogan for the PS5, said fans should “Expect updates on PlayStation, PS4, PS5, PS VR, PlayStation Store and more.” Again, there was no mention of a “PSVR 2.”

Back in March of 2019, however, Dominic Mallinson, Senior VP of R&D at Sony, hinted that the company might release new PSVR models that include new features such as eye tracking and wireless connectivity. So far, however, Sony hasn't specified a release date, if any.

Nevertheless, Immersive VR Education's statement doesn't confirm whether a new PSVR model will be launched along with the PS5. The statement simply said the game company will release a new PSVR “in 2020,” which means it could be anytime between now and the end of the year.