Sony Announces New Controller for Upcoming PSVR V2 on PlayStation 5

When PSVR V2 is unleashed into the wild, it will be accompanied by a new controller. The new pad, which was announced today, will include features such as the haptic feedback and adaptive triggers that are on the PlayStation 5 wireless controller, the DualSense. Currently, there is no release date for PSVR 2.
Sony Announces New Controller for Upcoming PSVR 2 on PlayStation 5 cover

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Sony has today unveiled a new controller for the PlayStation 5 PSVR (PSVR V2). The new controller will incorporate many of the features already seen on the DualSense, such as the adaptive triggers and haptic feedback.   

In a press release, Hideaki Nishino, Senior Vice President, Platform Planning & Management at PlayStation, shared some new details.

Following the recent reveal of our next-generation virtual reality system for PS5, I’m excited to unveil more details about the new controller that will play a critical role in providing gamers with the VR experience we’re working to deliver. Our new VR controller speaks to our mission of achieving a much deeper sense of presence and stronger feeling of immersion in VR experiences

Alongside features from the DualSense, the PSVR V2 controller also encompasses new features such as tracking and finger touch recognition. 

Finger touch recognition enables you to make more natural gestures whilst in-game by “detecting your fingers without any pressing in the areas where you place your thumb, index, or middle fingers”. Tracking allows the controller to be tracked by the new headset through a “tracking ring” at the bottom of the pad.

Sony hopes to have prototypes of its new stylish device in the hands of the community soon.

The first virtual reality headset from the company used the PlayStation Move controller that was first released in 2010, so the new controller will be much-welcomed by fans.    

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