Sony is not done with VR yet.
Sony announced today that it is working on a new vr helmet, designed to work with PS5. This next-gen VR headset will bring sharper resolution, wider field of view, improved tracking, and connect to the console using just one cord.
Sony hasn’t named the next headset, but it has confirmed in a blog post that it will not be released this year. The company is also working on a new VR controller designed to work with the headset.
The controller will borrow some of the features from the DualSense, so expect advanced haptics and more precise vibrations. Sony added that it learned a lot from the first PS VR, so expect a more seamless experience for the most part and a more ergonomic controller.
“We wanted to provide this first update to our fans as the development community started working on creating new worlds to explore in virtual reality,” said Hideaki Nishino, senior vice president of planning and development. platform management.
While today’s news is very thin on the details, recent patent filings by Sony suggest the headset will offer tracking in reverse. Patent filings also show the design of the new controller, which resembles those used with the Vive and Index headsets.
Since Sony has confirmed that games are already in development for the next VR headset, it won’t be long before leaks start to appear.