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Sony announces new virtual reality headset for PlayStation 5 | Games

Sony has introduced a next-generation VR headset for its PlayStation 5 console, launching a while after 2021. The unique PlayStation VR headset was launched for the PlayStation 4 in October 2016. Though much less highly effective than the PC-powered Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR headsets that arrived the identical year, it was simpler to make use of and proved widespread with gamers, promoting 5m by the top of 2020.

Sony supported the know-how with a unusual collection of video games from its studios, together with Moss, an journey recreation a couple of tiny mouse, and AstroBot Rescue Mission, a cute and progressive platformer that includes the tiny white robots which have turn into PlayStation mascots. Tetris Effect, a critically acclaimed, psychedelic VR model of the traditional block-stacking puzzle recreation, additionally debuted on PSVR.

The new VR system guarantees higher decision, extra correct head-tracking and a wider area of view. It will hook up with the PS5 with a single cable, making it simpler to arrange and use. It will even include a new VR movement controller that may incorporate among the new options of the PS5’s DualSense pad.

The PlayStation 5 has been constantly offered out since its launch final November. Nonetheless, 4.5m consoles had been offered by the top of final year, based on the company’s earnings report.

“Players will feel an even greater sense of presence and become even more immersed in their game worlds once they put on the new headset,” wrote Sony’s Hideaki Nishino within the PlayStation blog announcement.

“With both PlayStation VR and the next-generation VR system we’re building, our commitment to virtual reality as a medium for games is stronger than ever.”

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