PlayStation was a 32-bit game console, launched by Sony in Japan in 1994. It was Sony’s first game console, and it has proven to be an extraordinary success, with over 100,000,000 consoles distributed. Even though the system was followed by PlayStation 2 in 2000, production continued until 2006, when PlayStation 3 appeared, followed in 2013 by PlayStation 4. Now, we’re waiting for the next-gen PlayStation 5 console.
About virtual reality
When we think of virtual reality, the first image that comes to mind is a modern VR headset, powerful controllers, and computers. Virtual reality has a vast history, with a concept dating back to the 1930s.
In 1956, an important project was Morton Heilig’s Sensorama. He was active in the Hollywood film industry, and he wanted to see how people could feel like the characters in the movies. The Sensorama experience simulated a real city environment while the character was riding a motorcycle.
The existence of multi-sensors allowed the user to see the road, hear the engine, feel the vibrations or smell from the engine exhaust. Heilig also patented a head-mounted display device called the Telesphere Mask in 1960.
PlayStation 5 to immerse in virtual reality at launch with the next-gen PSVR
Virtual reality is also known as immersive reality – it combines technology and experiential design to create completely immersive environments that make users feel as if they have entered those environments.
Unlike traditional interfaces, virtual reality allows the user to interact with everything around him. The current technology provides in the virtual reality to be simulated as many senses as vision, hearing, touch, and even smell. There are some limitations of virtual reality at this time.
The PS4 console reception at launch was mostly positive, critics acclaiming creators for ideas that benefited consumers. Sales were also excellent consoles selling 1 million copies in just 24 hours after launch in the United States. As of May 22, 2016, 40 million consoles were sold.
According to a VR publisher, Sony would launch PlayStation 5 along with the next-generation PSVR headset — the PSVR 2.