Sony Interactive Entertainment Confirms PlayStation VR-dedicated Headset For PlayStation 5

Posted on February 23, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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While PlayStation 5 continues to surmount expectations with its super fast SSD, 10 Tflop GPU, and the evident design choice for the latest console iteration, there are some caveats which users are aware of in possession of the device. One being the lacking amount of next-generation content for its PlayStation VR accessory of its former. While Sony did verify that the system will support prior releases, the PlayStation 5 does now offer anything new.

Even more, it was later discovered that virtual reality support for PlayStation 5-enable titles like Hitman 3 and No Man’s Sky will not be supported due to the limitations of the decision at place. But as to why this it – it is suspected to be in favor for a successor to the original headset. In a previous report where Sony Interactive Entertainment commented on a possible device, it only shared “to expect the PS5 to have a VR experience that is appropriate for the PS5.”

In a new blog post issued on Tuesday, Sony Interactive Entertainment welcomes the ‘next-generation VR system’ planned for the PlayStation 5.

I’m pleased to share that our next-generation VR system will be coming to PlayStation 5, enabling the ultimate entertainment experience with dramatic leaps in performance and interactivity. Players will feel an even greater sense of presence and become even more immersed in their game worlds once they put on the new headset.

We’re continuing to innovate with our new VR system so that our fans can continue to enjoy the unique experiences that are synonymous with PlayStation. We’re taking what we’ve learned since launching PS VR on PS4 to develop a next-gen VR system that enhances everything from resolution and field of view to tracking and input. It will connect to PS5 with a single cord to simplify setup and improve ease-of-use, while enabling a high-fidelity visual experience.

Hideaki Nishino, Platform Planning & Management Senior Vice President

To elaborate further on the topic, Sony Interactive Entertainment references a new distinct controller that will be created solely for the next PlayStation VR device. While not much is pressed, the new peripheral is told to incorporate features found in the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller alongside welcomed elements of ergonomic comfort.

Sony Interactive Entertainment ends the conversation disclosing that a 2021 release date is not set for the next PlayStation VR. Additionally, there is not approximate timeframe scheduled for the device entirely as of writing.

Are you interested to learn more about the next PlayStation VR?

Source: PlayStation Blog

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