As has been speculated for some time, PlayStation is working on a next-gen version of VR for the PlayStation 5. This was confirmed by the PS Blog this morning with just a few details.
- Single cord setup to the PS5
- Higher resolution and field of view
- Tracking and input improvements
- New controller featuring some of the technology found in the DualSense
- Long development still to occur
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.
While PS VR represented “entry-level” VR compared to some of its PC peers, it still provides some unique experiences at a low entry point. It sounds like PlayStation is focusing on delivering a higher-end experience with their next-generation VR and we couldn’t be more excited to learn more about it.