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Here’s a first look at the new PlayStation 5 VR controllers, which features an “orb” shape that allows you to hold it more naturally, while still offering a high degree of freedom. It was designed with ergonomics in mind, and each VR controller (Left and Right) sports an adaptive trigger button that adds tension when pressed, similar to the DualSense controller technology. There is also going to be haptic feedback optimized for its form factor, making every sensation in the game world more impactful, textured and nuanced. Read more for additional pictures and information.
The VR controller can detect your fingers without have to press in the areas where you place your thumb, index, or middle fingers, thus enabling gamers to make more natural gestures with their hands during gameplay. A tracking ring across the bottom of the controller tracks the new VR headset, and as the release date in 2022 draws near, we’ll be sure to have some more information on the system.
- Top VR gaming library: Blast, slash and soar your way through the top library in VR gaming. Oculus Rift S lets you play hundreds of games and exclusives already available in the Oculus store, with so much more to come.
- Improved optics: Stare down the competition with next-generation lenses and a sharper display. Improved optics deliver bright, vivid colors and reduced “screen-door” effect.
- Ergonomic design: Keep your head in the game thanks to a Halo headband redesigned with speed in mind. Rift S stays securely and comfortably in place with a quick twist of the fit wheel, so it can take-or double take-your fastest reactions.
- Oculus touch controllers: Arm yourself with our updated Oculus touch controllers. Your slashes, throws and grab appear in VR with intuitive, realistic precision, transporting your hands and gestures right into the game.
- Oculus insight tracking: take a step forward with Oculus insight. It translates your movements into VR No matter which way you're facing and provides room-scale tracking without external sensors.
SIE’s Product, Engineering, and Design teams have collaborated to build our new VR controller from the ground up with a goal of making a huge leap from current-gen VR gaming. We’re thrilled with the controller we developed, but what matters now is how game creators will take advantage of the features to design the next generation of VR experiences. Prototypes of our new VR controller will be in the hands of the development community soon, and we can’t wait to see what ideas they come up with and how the controller helps bring their imagination to life,” said Sony.