Sony has revealed its new VR controllers for the PS5 today. It has promised PlayStation fans stronger immersion with adaptive triggers, haptic feedback and finger-touch detection for coming PS5. The controllers are sort of orb-shaped offering players a high degree of freedom. The new PS5 controllers look more like your typical VR controllers, but are very different from the existing PlayStation Move motion controllers.
Hideaki Nishino, senior VP of platform planning and management at Sony, spilled some beans on how the new PSVR2 controllers will incorporate technology from the PS5’s DualSense controller. According to him, the design of the new PS5 controllers will give an all new experience to players.
Details from Sony’s PlayStation Blog
Both VR controllers contain an adaptive trigger button that adds some sort of tension when pressed. The experience is similar to that found in the DualSense controller.
The amazing feature will make the gaming experience more impactful than ever. Every sensation in the game will be more gripping now. The player will know the difference when traversing through rocky terrain or trading blows.
Finger touch detection
Finger Touch Detection will detect your fingers without pressing. The players can now make more natural gestures with their hands during the game.
There is a tracking ring on the bottom of the controller. This enables the new VR headset to track the VR controller.
Action Buttons/Analog Sticks
An analog stick, the triangle and square buttons, a grip button L1 (used to pick up in-game objects), trigger button (L2) and Create button is present on the Left Controller. On the other hand, the Right controller contains one analog stick, the cross and circle buttons, a grip button (R1), trigger button (R2) and Options button.
Sony has collaborated with SIE’s Product, Engineering, and Design teams to build their new VR controllers. The goal of the company is to take a huge leap in performance and interactivity from current-gen VR gaming.
Sony has no plans to launch the next-gen VR headset for the PS5 this year. The company has not revealed the design yet, all we know is that it offers an improved field of view, resolution and just one cord to make it easier to use.