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Sony announces new VR headset for PS5 but it will not launch in 2021

Sony on Tuesday announced that it will be coming with a new VR system for the recently launched PlayStation 5. The announcements comes months after the new-generation gaming console was launched globally.

twitter-logoManas Tiwari | February 24, 2021 | Updated 09:54 IST
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The company claims that the new VR headset will enable better entertainment experience.

Highlights

  • Sony announced VR headset for PlayStation 5.
  • VR headset will come with new controller.
  • New system not launching in 2021.

Sony on Tuesday announced that it will be coming with a new VR system for the recently launched PlayStation 5. The announcements comes months after the new-generation gaming console was launched globally. To recall, Sony had introduced PlayStation VR about four years ago, targeting the PS4 gamers. The next-generation headset will provide "much stronger sense of presence" and "deeper immersion to players", Hideaki Nishino of Sony Interactive Entertainment said on the PlayStation Blog.

The company claims that the new VR headset will enable better entertainment experience with dramatic leaps in performance and interactivity. It said that the new system will provide gamers with a more immersive visual experience.

"We're continuing to innovate with our new VR system so that our fans can continue to enjoy the unique experiences that are synonymous with PlayStation. We're taking what we've learned since launching PS VR on PS4 to develop a next-gen VR system that enhances everything from resolution and field of view to tracking and input," Nishino said.

He revealed that the new VR headset will connect with the PS5 with a single cord to simplify setup and improve ease-of-use, while enabling a high-fidelity visual experience. Along with this, the company is also planning to bring a VR controller which will be inspired by the DualSense controller. It will also borrow several features from the PlayStation 5 controller. Nishino said that this is just one of the examples of future-proof technologies Sony plans to bring.

The slightly disappointing part for gaming enthusiasts is that the VR headset will not be launching this year. According ti the company executive, it is still under development and will not launch in 2021.

"But we wanted to provide this early update to our fans, as the development community has started to work on creating new worlds for you to explore in virtual reality," he said.

It is worth mentioning that Sony's production capability has taken a huge hit because of the pandemic. The Japanese electronics maker has struggled to meet the high demand for PlayStation 5. The gaming console has remained out of stock in most parts of the world, including India, ever since its launch. The effect will also be seen on the VR headsets which can also be available in limited numbers. A

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