Sony Teases New Next-Generation VR For PS5

By Ben Hamill - February 27 2021
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Sony Teases New Next-Generation VR For PS5

This year marks more than 4 years since Sony first launched their PlayStation VR – technology that would see players enjoy transformative new ways in which to play games on PS4. Several immersive titles saw the light during that time, including Tetris Effect, Astro Bot: Rescue Mission, Beat Saber, Blood & Truth, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, and Moss.

But a lot has happened on the immersive VR development front at the gaming giant since then, and they’re now officially ready to release a next-generation VR system specially designed for the new PlayStation 5. This according to a recent announcement made by Hideaki Nishino, Senior Vice President of Platform Planning and Management at Sony.

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Sony Is All About The Experience

The latest VR system for Sony PlayStation is all about creating the ultimate experience in performance, immersion, and interactivity, said Nishino on Tuesday. And it’s the type of technology that will allow players to experience more presence, more immersion in their game worlds, and a closer sense of connectedness with their surroundings once they put on the all-new headset.

Sony has been committed to continuous innovation with the new VR system, said Nishino. And the tech and games giant is achieving new heights of innovation by taking a page from the book of the very core concept on which the PlayStation brand is built.

Everything learnt since the days of VR on PS4 has been implemented in the creative processes involved in building a next-gen VR system for PS5, explained the Sony SVP, which includes everything from concepts in resolution to field of view, to tracking and actual input.

New VR Coming Soon

An invention Sony is particularly proud of, said Nishino, is the new VR controller. A combination of the technology used to create Sony’s DualSense wireless controller, and a particular focus on ergonomics, the new controller is according to the SVP a study in future-proof tech capable of driving an entire next generation of VR games and games world experiences.

Nishino also said that even though Sony’s new next-gen VR system won’t be launching in 2021, it was important for the tech giant to release an early update about what fans might expect to see coming next.

The SVP also thanked PS VR players for their ongoing support of the games maker’s products and said that regardless of whether players would be enjoying their VR fix on PS4 or PS5 in the future, they’d soon be able to enjoy all of the wonderful perks of an all-new VR experience tailor-made for a new generation of technology.

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