Sony announces next-gen PSVR for PS5, not set to come out in 2021

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What you need to know

  • Sony has released the first details for the next generation of PSVR built for the PS5.
  • This system has improvements like only needing a single cable, a wider field of view and DualSense improvements for the controller.
  • The next PSVR won't be released in 2021.

Sony today shared the first details of a next-generation PSVR system for PS5, or PSVR 2. This system won't be released in 2021, in line with comments previously made by Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan.

The next-generation PSVR will use a single cable for connection, while the new PSVR controller will feature DualSense style improvements, as well as a "focus on great ergonomics." The new system will also have a wider field of view (FOV) which means more screen space for players to enjoy, as well other obvious improvements like better tracking and a higher resolution.

While no specific titles are listed, Sony indicates teams are beginning to work on a new generation of virtual reality titles for PlayStation, saying "development community has started to work on creating new worlds." Currently, PSVR titles have to run the PS4 version of a game while played on PS5, like with Hitman 3, limiting the overall features available. Hopefully we'll learn more about what to expect from this new system later in the year.

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  • Given that you can get a wireless Oculus, I expected them to do the same. I'm sure they're looking for better graphics than that, so i still expected it to be run on the PS5, but fed the video through Wi-Fi. I think they are overestimating preference for graphics over preference for wireless. I've used the Quest 2 and PSVR, and if I were to buy either one, it would be the Quest for sure. Now, if I can play Destiny 2 through the new PSVR, I maaaay reconsider that, lol.
  • They should cone up with a walking assessory for those VR games.. It should be simple.. Some kind of ball bearing pad that can track your movements to the game... That would be a big improvement to realism rather that the controller