Playstation at 20Sony PlayStation became 20 years old in late 2014. For many gamers, it seems like only

yesterday that the original Sony PlayStation hit the shelves of their favorite toy store. Its ability

to play 3d games completely revolutionized the industry. The only 3d competitors at the time

were the Sega CD and Nintendo 64, which did have their own place in 3d history even though

their games lacked certainly qualities that Sony got right. The PlayStation had smooth 3d

graphics that were fast paced and much more interactive. Then as time went on, PlayStation kept

developing new consoles with improved graphics, sound and DVD playback capabilities. The

most recent system is PlayStation 4, which has sold more systems than even Sony expected. So it

is safe to say that consumers are still interested in Sony Playstation systems.

The big question that gamers often wonder about Sony Playstation is, “What more can be

done to further enhance the system when PlayStation 5 comes around?” The graphics of the

PlayStation 4 are so realistic looking that it is hard to imagine them getting any better. Plus the

PS4 has digital downloads now, so people don’t even have to purchase the physical disks

anymore. So, what next? Well there are rumors that Sony is taking an interest in virtual reality

technology. We have already seen some positive reviews for Oculus Rift, which is a virtual

reality headset that lets you game inside a 3d world. Sony may be contemplating whether or not

to switch from a gaming console to a set of 3d goggles. The only thing is virtual reality games

have to be built from scratch. You wouldn’t be able to transfer older PlayStation games onto a

virtual reality system like you can with the later PlayStation console models.

The only thing that can go wrong with 3d goggles is the sickness. People who use 3d

headsets for extended periods of time can easily feel disoriented or nauseous, especially when

they take the goggles off their head. Sony wouldn’t want to lose their millions of loyal customers

by creating a product they are going to be sick from. So there are a lot of bugs and quirks that

have to be worked out in the goggles before they become main stream for gaming. But in another

20 years, we may very well be seeing goggles as the main type of console. Either that or it will

already have become irrelevant by that time.