A brand-new PlayStation VR Move controller is rumored to be on the way. The best part is that the device might come with some sleek motion controllers.
There have been many reports and rumors that suggest a new PSVR 2 headset in development for PS5. But the uncovering of a new patent offers us more details about the next-gen VR that will accompany Sony’s PS5. Here is what you need to know.
PSVR 2 Rumored Features and Specs
Website LetsGoDigital spotted the upcoming PSVR 2, and it shared a few details. According to the website, we should expect the controller to ditch the wand-like design of the old PS Move controllers (introduced a decade ago) and sport a joystick-equipped grip with a halo-like band around it.
The patent (34 pages long document filled in March 2020) shows how a single controller could be utilized, or a pair simultaneously. As well as the joysticks and standard face buttons, the controller would also support a touch sensor and triggers, which could be added optionally.
However, the controllers would need an external camera to follow all the movements. A camera on the VR headset could be picking up light-emitting parts on the bent surface of the controller, or perhaps a separate camera accessory.
Sony has already announced that PSVR will be compatible with the next-gen console. The company supports the actual generation VR headset with new experiences and games, such as Vader Immortal and Hitman 3. With offerings such as the Oculus Quest 2 now on the shelves, Sony’s current headset would be starting to look a bit ancient next to a sleek, brand-new console.
We’d hope that the PSVR’s display would come with a significant resolution upgrade and with extra additional power for higher frame rates. A fully wireless VR headset would also put Sony’s product in line with the likes of Oculus’ range, and of course, the HTC Vive Cosmos.
More details about the fate of PSVR 2 should be released in the coming months.