Sony announces next-gen Virtual Reality headset for the PS5
Sony is working on a next-generation Virtual Reality headset for the PlayStation 5, which will not be available in 2021 but at some point in the future. The new VR headset will have an improved field of view, better resolution and a single cord to make it easier to use. Sony is also working on a new controller to use with the headset, which will make use of some features found in the DualSense PS5 controller.
Hideaki Nishino, Sony’s head of PlayStation platform and planning, said about the project: “We’re taking what we’ve learned since launching PS VR on PS4 to develop a next-gen VR system that enhances everything from resolution and field of view to tracking and input.”
Sony will start issuing development kits to help studios develop software for its next-gen VR headset soon, but the full specifications or release dates are still unknown.
The original PlayStation VR debuted in 2016, was developed for use with the PlayStation 4 and sold around 5 million units. It is also forward compatible with the PlayStation 5 via an adapter that is shipped for free to anyone who has previously purchased the device.