Sony Reveals PlayStation VR Controller for PS5

From PC Mag: Back in February, Sony teased the next generation of PlayStation VR which will eventually launch for the PS5. At the time, Hideaki Nishino, Senior Vice President, Platform Planning & Management at Sony, said it would offer "dramatic leaps in performance and interactivity." Less than a month later, Sony is showing off a new PS VR controller.

Posting on the PlayStation.Blog, Nishino explained how the new controller, "will build upon the innovation we introduced with the DualSense wireless controller, which changed how games “feel” on PS5 by unlocking a new way to tap into the sense of touch. Now we’re bringing that innovation to VR gaming."

The controller takes on an "orb" shape, allowing for a high degree of freedom while allowing the player to hold it in a very natural way. When combined with a well-balanced weighting, it should mean long VR sessions are easy on your hands. And just like on the DualSense controller, Sony has used adaptive triggers on both the left and right VR controllers as well as allowing them to convey haptic feedback for added immersion.

The next-gen PS VR headset has yet to be revealed, but Sony confirmed it will track the new controllers using a tracking ring positioned on the bottom of each controller. Sony has also focused in on allowing more natural gestures to be seen in virtual worlds, so the controllers are capable of tracking thumb, index, and middle finger movement without any buttons needing to be pressed.

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