Sony reveals key details on next-gen PSVR for PS5

Death to Mini USB.
New PSVR for PS5

Sony has revealed some key details on the next-gen PlayStation VR (PSVR) system on its official blog. The PlayStation 5 (PS5) will be getting its very own PSVR that seeks to improve upon the popular headset that launched for the PlayStation 4 (PS4). In the blog post, Sony specifically referenced improvements to the field of view, tracking and input.

While Sony doesn’t go into much detail about said improvements, two key details paint a promising picture. Firstly, the blog confirmed that the new PSVR will connect to the PlayStation 5 via a single cord. Setup was the original PSVR’s biggest hurdle, the mess of cords and connections made every session an absolute chore.

PS5 DualSense 5 Controller
The PS5 controller has dominated the next-gen conversation.

 

Sony goes on to boast about Sony’s new VR controller, which will “incorporate some of the key features found in the DualSense wireless controller, along with a focus on great ergonomics.” The DualSense controller is the star of the PS5. Its immersive haptic feedback, built-in speaker, and adaptive triggers have dominated the next-gen conversation since consoles launched back in November. Taking the features that people love about the DualSense controller and adapting them for the next PSVR controller setup is a no-brainer in retrospect. The very best part of this news is that we can now confidently ditch our PS Move controllers, and more importantly, the last remaining Mini USB cable in your house. Touch wood. Sony didn’t officially reveal that the new PSVR controller would be charged with USB-C but anything less would be chaos.

PS Move
Farewell, PS Move (2010 – 2021)

 

Early this morning, Sony PlayStation announced an upcoming State of Play where the company curiously specified that the event would cover games exclusively with no hardware or business chat. It’s obvious now that the off-hand disclaimer was intended to nullify expectations for more information on Sony’s next-gen PlayStation VR.

Sony’s blog confirms that the new hardware is still early in development and that it won’t launch in 2021. Nobody could have possibly expected that the new hardware would launch in 2021, though it is a shame it won’t be around for the launch of Resident Evil VIII: Village. Still, we’re looking forward to finding out more throughout the year.