Sony is Working on Creating Next-Gen VR headsets for PlayStation 5
The new headsets will likely have a better field of view and resolution
Sony has revealed that it is working on creating Next-Gen VR headsets for PlayStation 5. They will not be launching the headsets this year, but the gadget will be available on PlayStation 5 sometime in the future. The new headsets will likely have a better field of view and resolution. It will also have a single cord that makes it easier to use.
Talking about the Next-Gen VT headsets for PlayStation 5, Sony’s Head of PlayStation platform and Planning, Hideaki Nishino, said this in a blog post “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.”
Sony is also working on a new VR Controller that will use many features that are available on DualSense PS5 controller. It will also focus on enhancing ergonomics. Highlighting that Nishino said, “There’s still a lot of development underway for our new VR system, so it won’t be launching in 2021. But we wanted to provide this early update to our fans, as the development community has started to work on creating new worlds for you to explore in virtual reality.”
The new VR headsets for PlayStation 5 will be designed to fix some of the limitations present in the original PlayStation VR headset. Sharing his views, PlayStation boss Jim Ryan said, “Given this was our first foray into virtual reality, it gives us a chance to apply lessons learned. One of the very vivid illustrations of that is that we will be moving to a very easy single-cord setup.”
People need a special camera adapter to use the original VR headsets on PlayStation 5 as the headsets were launched more than four years back.
Every game buff, including those in Australia, will likely need to wait for a year or so before getting their hands on the next-gen VR headsets for PlayStation 5. We can only hope that the wait would be worth it!
Read the entire blog post about the VR for the PlayStation 5 below!
More than four years ago, we launched PlayStation VR to offer a transformative new way to play games on PS4, providing a much stronger sense of presence and deeper immersion to players compared with traditional games. In that time, we’ve seen tremendous experiences that have propelled virtual reality gaming forward, including highly acclaimed titles like Astro Bot: Rescue Mission, Tetris Effect, Blood & Truth, Moss, Beat Saber, and Resident Evil 7 biohazard. We’ve also enhanced the experience for some PS VR titles when played on PS4 Pro and PlayStation 5.
Today I’m pleased to share that our next-generation VR system will be coming to PlayStation 5, enabling the ultimate entertainment experience with dramatic leaps in performance and interactivity. Players will feel an even greater sense of presence and become even more immersed in their game worlds once they put on the new headset.
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.
There’s still a lot of development underway for our new VR system, so it won’t be launching in 2021. But we wanted to provide this early update to our fans, as the development community has started to work on creating new worlds for you to explore in virtual reality.
We also want to thank all of our PS VR players for your continued support — with upcoming games like After The Fall, Sniper Elite VR, and Humanity, there’s much more to come for PS VR whether you’re playing on PS4 or PS5. With both PlayStation VR and the next-generation VR system we’re building, our commitment to virtual reality as a medium for games is stronger than ever. We look forward to sharing more details in the future!
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