Sony has provided a first look at the new controllers for PlayStation VR 2, which will combine finger tracking with the PS5’s haptic feedback and adaptive triggers to provide “a much deeper sense of presence and stronger feeling of immersion in VR experiences.”
Revealed on the PlayStation Blog, the new controllers ditch the old-school PlayStation Move wand design for a more ergonomic set of peripherals that fit around the user’s hands. The new controllers are “orb” shaped and allow for a more natural fit, without constraining the player’s fingers.
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As for the new features available, the peripherals will adopt a lot of the best features from the PS5 DualSense, including Adaptive Triggers and Haptic Feedback to bolster immersion and add tension to inputs.
Finger touch detection will also be implemented, in a similar manner to Valve’s Knuckle controllers. Essentially, the controller will be able to detect your fingers without the need to press buttons. Sony says this will allow for “more natural gestures” during gameplay.
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 features an analogue stick, a grip button, a trigger button and two button inputs. The left controller also has a Create button whereas the right controller will feature the Options button.
Sony says that prototypes of these new controllers “will be in the hands of the development community soon,” adding that there’s “still so much to share about the next-generation of VR on PS5.”
PlayStation VR 2 was confirmed back in February of this year, where we learned that the new headset will connect to the PS5 via a single wire and feature a better resolution and field of view. Sony also said that it wouldn’t launch this year.
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Source: Gaming – IGN