PlayStation gives us our first look at the Next-Gen VR Controller for PS5

Following the release of the first details on the next-gen PSVR, PlayStation has just given us our first look at the Controller of PSVR 2.

After giving us the first bit of info about the next-generation PlayStation VR for PS5 a few weeks ago, PlayStation just showed off the new controller for “PSVR 2.” As promised, the next-gen PSVR controller will have features that build upon the PS5’s DualSense, meaning it will also feature haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.

Here’s a clear look at the new controller:

As you can see, this controller is a massive departure from the current-gen PS Move controller. According to PlayStation, the “orb” shape was made to allow players to hold the controller more naturally. The design should also be able to accommodate a wide range of hand sizes according to PlayStation, meaning most gamers would find this controller comfortable to use.

As for the PSVR 2 controller features, PlayStation highlighted the following:

  • Adaptive Triggers – Each controller will include an adaptive trigger button similar to the DualSense’s L2 and R2 triggers.
  • Haptic Feedback – Much like the DualSense, the PSVR 2 controller will let players enjoy enhanced vibration which can mimic different textures and other feedback.
  • Finger Touch Detection – The controller will be able to detect fingers without any pressing, meaning players will be able to make more natural gestures during gameplay.
  • Tracking – The controller will be tracked by the VR headset itself instead of needing a camera.
  • Action Buttons and Analog Sticks – Each controller has an analog stick, two face buttons, a shoulder, and a trigger button. The left and right controller will also have the Create and Share button, respectively.

Here’s a closer look at the new controller:

While we finally have our first look at the new PSVR 2 controller, there’s no word yet on when we’ll get more info on the new VR headset. There’s also no announcement yet on when the next-gen PSVR will release.

Source: PlayStation Blog