Sony today announced that it is working on a new virtual reality headset for its PlayStation 5 and only it. The latter, which we will temporarily name PlayStation VR 2 or PSVR 2 for close friends, will offer better resolution, better FOV (field of view), improved motion detection, thanks to new controllers, as well as the need to only have one cable to connect the device to the console.
It is by a post written by Hideaki Nishino, vice president in charge of planning and platform management, on the official blog of the builder that we have learned the information and the few details that go with it.
We continue to innovate with our new virtual reality system to ensure our fans continue to enjoy the unique experiences that are synonymous with PlayStation. We’re using what we’ve learned since the launch of PSVR on PlayStation 4 to develop a new virtual reality system that will improve everything from resolution and field of view to detection and controller. It will connect to the PlayStation 5 via a single cable, making it easier to use, while providing a high-fidelity visual experience.
A lot of work seems to be done also on the controllers of this PSVR 2 and it is clear that for us today the quality of the controllers that accompany a headset is of paramount importance. They bring a surplus of precision and ergonomics in our experimentation with virtual reality, no doubt then that Sony intends to offer something successful. Here is what declares Nishino on this subject.
One of the innovations for which we are most enthusiastic concerns VR controllers, which will be offered some features found on the DualSense, plus a real work done on ergonomics.
We can then easily imagine that these controllers will offer more precise vibrations like the PlayStation 5 controller, as well as more advanced haptic features. On the other hand, do not expect to have landed this helmet on the shelves before at least 2022.
There is still a lot to develop for this new VR system, so it won’t be released in 2021. But we wanted to bring this first update to our fans, as the developer community has already started working on new ones. worlds you can explore in virtual reality.
In summary, a new virtual reality headset is well under development in Sony’s R&D branch and will be exclusive to the PlayStation5. Although we do not know anything concrete about the performance of this denier, there is no doubt that it will evolve much more than its little brother. We can’t wait to find out what the beast will be made of, as well as its release date and price. We will be sure to share all this information about New Game Plus with you.