Sony has revealed something that the PlayStation 5 (PS5) fans are surely going to love. The company has finally revealed its next-gen PlayStation VR controller for PS5 that it had been working on for quite some time. It was in rumors until February when Sony officially confirmed that it’s working on a new version of PlayStation VR for the PS5. But now, the largest video game console maker has revealed the next-gen controllers that it will ship with its new PSVR headsets in the future.
The new PlayStation VR controller, just like the PS5’s DualSense controller, will also come with Adaptive Triggers, according to Sony. The company says that the orb shape design is given to let players “hold the controller naturally, while playing a high degree of freedom.” Further, as there are two controllers for each hand, the buttons have been split between them so that game developers have more freedom to create VR games — especially where hand movement is integral to the experience.
New PlayStation VR Controller for PS5, Features
Apart from the DualSense controller’s Adaptive Triggers, the next-gen PS5 controllers also have Haptic Feedback, Finger touch detection, Tracking, and Action buttons/analog sticks. With the help of finger-touch detection, the new controllers will detect the position of the player’s index finger, middle finger, and thumb when they’re in a resting position. Besides, the motion of the controllers will be tracked by the VR headset.
On the left controller, there lies an analog stick, a triangle button, a square button, L1, L2, and the create button. The right controller, on the other hand, hosts the second analog stick, a circle button, a cross button, R1, R2, and the options button. The L1 and R1 buttons are there to provide the player the grip while using the controllers.
While Sony hasn’t yet announced the date for when these new PSVR controllers will be out for the public. But some rumors say that we won’t be able to see them in 2021, so they may hit the market in 2022 or maybe later. However, Sony has said that it’ll be shipping these controllers out to developers soon.