With a post on the PlayStation Blog, Sony has officially announced that it is working on the creation of a new VR headset, made specifically to make the most of the potential of PlayStation 5: the new viewer will be equipped with a single cable for connection to the console and will improve virtually every element of the model currently available on PS4. The debut will not take place before 2022.
In a long message shared on the official PlayStation blog by Sony’s Senior Vice President of Platform Planning & Management, Hideaki Nishino, the company has finally unveiled the first details on the new virtual reality headset that will take over from PSVR.
The “new generation headset”, as defined by Nishino, will be specifically designed to take advantage of the hardware potential of PS5 and will offer players a greater sense of involvement than Sony’s first experiment in VR.
Sony has confided that the new headset will offer a higher resolution, a wider field of view, greater precision in the tracking of movements and in recognition of inputs by the player, mainly thanks to a new VR controller that will be based on some of the peculiarities already seen in the latest DualSense. We can only imagine that the haptic feedback admired in games like Astro’s Playroom is one of the aspects replicated in the new controller. We can also see the possible design in the photo above, which confirms Sony’s greater attention to ergonomics.
The VR headset for PlayStation 5 will connect to the console with a single cable to offer owners of Sony’s next-gen platform greater ease of use while managing to offer a much more faithful viewing experience than the current PSVR. . The idea of a wireless headset apparently fades along the lines of Oculus Quest 2.
Sony has confided that the new model will not arrive on the market in 2021, confirming that some development teams are already working on creating “new worlds” that PS5 fans who love virtual reality will explore thanks to the new headset. Users in possession of PSVR do not despair: the Japanese giant has confirmed support for the current headset with many other games, citing upcoming examples such as After the Fall, Sniper Elite VR and Humanity among those working on PS4 and PlayStation 5.