This morning Sony Senior Vice President of Platform Planning and Management, Hideaki Nishino, talked about the future of PlayStation VR on the PlayStation Blog.
Sony Details Next-Gen PlayStation VR Headset and Controller
The next-generation of VR will be coming to the PlayStation 5. He goes into further detail on the blog about what players can expect from the device.
“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.
One of the innovations we’re excited about is our new VR controller, which will incorporate some of the key features found in the DualSense wireless controller, along with a focus on 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.”
Most exciting is the talk of a new VR controller, which is desperately needed for the PSVR. Currently, the system uses the old PlayStation Move controllers, which have a lot of tracking issues, and are very old tech by this point.
PSVR was a great step into affordable virtual reality for a lot of people, but now with the increased performance and power of the PlayStation 5, Sony is setting up to potentially make a headset that could rival an Oculus Quest or even greater.
The post does mention that Sony is not targeting 2021 for the release of this headset because “There’s still a lot of development underway for our new VR system.” So it will be some time before we fully see what this new headset and controller look like.
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