PlayStation 5 VR Headset And Controller Confirmed By Sony
While Xbox has pursued service-based avenues such as Xbox Game Pass in recent years, Sony has apparently kept its eye on peripherals with the PlayStation 5’s debut of the innovative DualSense controller. While upgrading the previous gen’s DualShock 4, the console has still yet to receive a fitting VR counterpart, with most compatible games requiring the legacy PSVR headset to operate in virtual reality. However, it appears this absence is planned to be corrected with the announcement of an official PlayStation 5 VR headset.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) February 23, 2021
As revealed recently on the PlayStation Blog, Sony’s Senior Vice President of Platform Planning & Management, Hideaki Nishino confirmed a new “next-generation VR system” is on the way, including improvements to “everything from resolution and field of view to tracking and input.” Ease of use was touted as a major focus for crafting the new iteration, with the new hardware aiming to “connect to PS5 with a single cord” while still maintaining “a high-fidelity visual experience.”
Another area the statement touched on was the advent of a new VR controller, which was teased to consolidate “some” of the interactive feedback features from the DualSense controller, in addition to “great ergonomics.” “That’s just one of the examples of future-proof technology we’re developing to match our vision for a whole new generation of VR games and experiences,” Nishino went on to tease.
In addition, Sony assured that many of these plans are still very early days at the moment and therefore, “won’t be launching in 2021.” With that in mind, the company chose to forward this announcement as an “early update” for fans, with the message confirming development has already begun on “new worlds for you to explore” for this new-gen PlayStation 5 VR system. “We look forward to sharing more details in the future,” the post concluded.
With both PlayStation VR and the next-generation VR system we’re building, our commitment to virtual reality as a medium for games is stronger than ever. “
What do you think? Are you excited about the possibility of a new PlayStation 5 VR headset or will you be impressed when Sony actually shows the thing off? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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