Wednesday, September 28, 2022

PS5 VR details reveal PSVR2 controllers, haptic feedback, touch sensing, and more.

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With the recent Play at Home free VR game competition confirmed yesterday and the previously revealed PSVR 2, VR on the PS5 was very intrigued. For gamers already familiar with PSVR technology and for those interested, Sony has revealed some new PS5 VR details about the controllers, including some awesome features that make it even more immersive than before.

Senior Vice President of Planning and Platform Management Hideaki Nishino took to the PlayStation Blog to reveal a few more details about PSVR on PlayStation 5, especially the revamped controllers. “Our new VR controller is a testament to our mission to achieve a much deeper sense of presence and a stronger sense of immersion in virtual reality experiences,” said Nishino. “It will build on the innovation we introduced with the DualSense Wireless Controller, which changed the way games ‘feel’ on PS5 by unlocking a new way to harness the sense of touch.”

PSVR 2 PS5 controller design


Just like the PS5 console itself, the updated PSVR controllers also get a new look. Taking more of an “orb” form, the redesign has comfort in mind. The specific shape of the PSVR controllers is designed to feel better in the hands of the players and give them more freedom while playing.

Ergonomics also played a key role in the design of the new controllers, making them well balanced for a more natural experience. Nishino mentioned that during the testing phase of this new controller, different hand sizes were kept in mind, along with comments on how the controller has evolved over the years. Comfort, freedom and versatility all played a key role in finalizing what the next generation of PSVR would look like.

Features of the PSVR 2

The next step in the PSVR is packed with lots of cool features designed to make VR even more immersive. Each VR controller offers adaptive triggers for “palpable tension” when squeezed, much like the DualSense.

Haptic feedback is another feature that VR gamers will experience to make every feel of the gaming experience even more realistic and all-encompassing.

Touch sensing allows the controller to detect the player’s finger without pressing on the areas where the thumb, index or middle finger would be placed. This design feature was created specifically to make the movement and integration of the hand more natural and smooth.

A tracking ring seen on the bottom of the controller allows VR controllers to be tracked by the VR headset seamlessly, which is a small part of the overall picture regarding the crisp design pivot seen with the PlayStation experience. 5 RVs.

What do you think PSVR in general and the improvements made for PS5? Sound off in the comments section below!

[Source: PlayStation Blog]


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