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Sony Interactive Entertainment Shares Glimpse At PlayStation 5 Controller For Coming VR Headset

Posted on March 19, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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Just nearly a month ago, Sony Interactive Entertainment approached its user base to inform that a new iteration of PlayStation VR is on the way. Even more, the coming peripheral will be a dedicated headset that will further push the boundaries on PlayStation 5. However, the PlayStation company did go on to clarify that the firm will not be planning to release the accessory at all this year.

So while fans wait patiently, it was hardly a complete lunar revolution before Sony Interactive Entertainment returned with new information. Namely, the firm discussed the properties of the newly crafted controller that will be paired with the virtual reality headset and the features that come with it, of course.

Most obviously from the announcement is the official first-hand look that Sony Interactive Entertainment features for the aforementioned PlayStation 5 VR controllers which you can view together in the image below:

“The first thing you’ll notice with our next-gen VR controller is the unique design, which takes on an ‘orb’ shape that allows you to hold the controller naturally, while playing with a high degree of freedom,” explains Hideaki Nishino, Platform Planning & Management Senior Vice President. “There are no constraints with how you’re moving your hands, providing developers with the ability to create unique gameplay experiences.

“We also designed the new controller with great ergonomics in mind, so it’s well-balanced and comfortable to hold in each of your hands. We applied learnings from testing users with a range of hand sizes, as well as the decades of insights from controllers across all PlayStation platforms. The result is an iconic design that will change how VR games are played.”

Reiterating on what was uncovered through patents previously, Sony Interactive Entertainment further mentions features like haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, finger touch detection, and headset tracking are to be found in the new peripheral. And similar to its PlayStation 5 DualSense counterpart, the immersion does not appear to be severed either on VR or gamepad.

Elsewhere in talks of PlayStation 5, NPD Group reports that the latest console currently sits at the #1 spot as the fastest-selling system in dollar sales to date. You can read the full report by heading here.

Are you contemplating picking up the next PlayStation VR?

Source: PlayStation Blog

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