With the PlayStation 5 out since November, fans have been wondering when Sony will be announcing a VR system for its next-gen console. More than four years after the launch of the PlayStation VR for the PS4, Hideaki Nishino Senior Vice President, Platform Planning & Management shared in a blog post that Sony is working on its next-gen VR system for the PS5.
“We’re continuing to innovate with our new VR system so that our fans can continue to enjoy the unique experiences that are synonymous with PlayStation,” Nishiono shared. “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. It will connect to PS5 with a single cord to simplify setup and improve ease-of-use, while enabling a high-fidelity visual experience.”
“One of the innovations we’re excited about is our new VR controller, which will incorporate some of the key features found in the DualSense wireless controller, along with a focus on great ergonomics. That’s just one of the examples of future-proof technology we’re developing to match our vision for a whole new generation of VR games and experiences.”
The VR headset is still in development and won’t be available this year. Sony did not share any image so we do not know how it looks like yet.
PS4 VR owners have been using adapters so it works with the PS5. That will soon be a thing of the past when Sony finally launches the next-gen VR headset for the PS5.