Sony has always been quiet about their upcoming plans following the original release of the PSVR PlayStation 4 headset. The company did not mentioned about their plan during the initial recent release of the PlayStation 5. Today the company announced that a new PlayStation 5 headset is on the way.
Sony' Senior Vice President of Platform Planning & Management, Hideaki Nishino, publicly announced in a blog post
regarding the first official detail release on the next-generation VR system due to arrive to the PS5 gaming console.
Sony was a pioneer in the virtual reality revolution, joining force with headset makers such as Oculus and HTC Vive as one of the earliest players to transform new ways to play games on their PlayStation 4 console.
Over the past few years, the company have seen VR experiences such as Astro Bot: Rescue Mission, Tetris Effect, Blood & Truth, Moss, Beat Saber, and Resident Evil 7 biohazard that propelled the VR gaming industry. The experiences were enhanced for PSVR titles for the PS4 Pro and the Playstation 5.
Sony's next-generation VR system will arrive to PS5, providing novel entertainment experience by making tremendous leaps in interactivity and performance. The improvement will provide better immersive experience, and allowing a greater sense of presence in the virtual world.
Combining what they have learned in the past few years, the company have improved the new headset from resolution, to tracking, to field of view, and input.
However, it does not seem that the new PSVR headset will be wireless, as Hideaki notes that the new headset "will connect to PS5 with a single chord," although he did promise that the set up will be simple and easy to use.
What he's especially proud is the new controller, which integrated key features found in their DualSense Wireless controller designed with great ergonomics. While this is just one of the key features, there's still lots of developments underway for their new VR platform. We won't be seeing this new headset this year, but the development community is already working new VR experiences.