Finger touch detection will also be implemented, similar to Valve’s Knuckle controllers. Essentially, the controller will be able to detect your fingers without needing to press any buttons. Sony says it will allow “more natural gestures” while playing the game.
The controllers will also feature a tracking ring at their base and will be tracked by the PlayStation VR 2 headset instead of the PlayStation camera. Each side has an analog stick, a grip button, a trigger button, and two button inputs. The left controller also has a Create button while the right controller will have the Options button.Sony says the prototypes of these new controllers “will soon be in the hands of the development community”, adding that “there is still a lot to share on the next generation of VR on PS5”.
The PlayStation VR 2 was confirmed in February this year, where we learned that the new headset will connect to the PS5 via a single wire and offer better resolution and a better field of view. Sony has also said it will not launch this year.
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