Sony Unveils New Next-Gen VR Controllers For PlayStation 5

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Sony VR Controllers

The new VR controllers that will be a part of the next-generation virtual reality system for PlayStation 5 has been unveiled by Sony. With its “orb” shaped design and look; the controller is quite different from the current PlayStation Move motion controllers. The new VR controllers look similar in appearance to an exaggerated version of the Facebook’s Oculus Quest 2 controllers, having a small joystick and a trigger button near the thumbs. 

Last month, Sony first announced the next-generation VR headset for the PlayStation 5 that it was working. Recently, it has revealed the type of controllers that will come along with it, which are two “orb” shaped black controllers (left and right) as seen on a Sony blogpost.  The company announced that there will be no restrictions with this design, developers will be permitted to create unmatched and awesome gameplay experiences. Also, prototypes of these new VR controllers will soon be released to the development community.

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Features Of Sony’s next-generation VR controllers

Sony Unveils New Next-Gen VR Controllers For PlayStation 5

As described by Sony, these next-generation VR controllers comes along with some interesting in-built features. These are adaptive triggers, haptic feedback, finger touch detection, tracking and more. Both the left and right controllers have one trigger button each that comes with palpable tension; this is similar to the new DualSense controllers for the PS5. According to Sony, the haptic feedback has been optimized for the controllers’ form factor. Sony revealed that the areas of the controller where you would place your thumb, index, or middle fingers have in-built touch detection which, “enables you to make more natural gestures with your hands during gameplay”. 

The tracking ring at the bottom of the VR controller allows the VR headset track movements efficiently. Each controller possesses five buttons and one analogue stick. The triangle, square, and Create buttons are found on the left controller along with a grip button and the trigger. The right controller possesses the cross, circle, and Options buttons, along with the grip and trigger buttons. 

As of now, Sony is yet to communicate the release date for the next-gen VR headset for the PS5. 


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