This week Sony unveiled its new VR controller for the PlayStation 5 (PS5). Sony continues to advance gaming technology and in doing so, it is hoping to provide the next experience in VR gaming.
PS5 VR Controller Design
The design of the controller itself is sleek and well thought out. Sony have got rid of the wand design of the PlayStation Move for a more natural approach. They have called the design “Orb.” Whether or not this will become the name of the product we will have to wait and see, but this design enables a greater flow of movement of the players hands and fingers. The PS5 VR controller looks a little similar to the Oculus Touch Controller but compared to the Oculus, the controller looks more practical and overall, more comfortable.
PS5 VR Controller Features
The controllers themselves have built-in adaptive trigger technology, which can also be found on the DualSense PS5 controller. Adaptive triggers provide tension to the triggers, providing more reality to your gaming experience. The PS5 VR controllers carry most technology over from the DualSense including haptic feedback. However, there are two new features on the controller.
Finger Touch Detection – This feature allows the controller to detect where your fingers are on the controller, allowing for a more natural hold.
Tracking – The controller is tracked through the new VR headset and a ring across the bottom of the controller.
The new PlayStation VR controller looks leaps and bounds above anything else on the market at this moment in time. Sony are working on a new VR headset for the PS5 as well, which these controllers are intended to be used with. There is no release day yet for the new VR headset but it is not expected for at least a year. Whenever it arrives, the future of VR looks very bright.
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