In case you were wondering why the next generation of consoles failed to include virtual reality as one of its features, you’ll need to rethink that statement. Yesterday, Sony announced the development of PlayStation 5’s VR headset which, according to the company, offers dramatic leaps in performance and interactivity compared to the original PS VR device for the PlayStation 4 console.

In addition, there’s a new PS VR controller to better suit the new device. According to Sony, it will be inspired by the Dual Sense and should enhance the experience and give a greater sense of presence in the virtual world.

Senior Vice President of Platform Planning & Management, Hideo Nishino wrote about it more on PlayStation’s blog:

“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. It will connect to PS5 with a single cord to simplify setup and improve ease-of-use, while enabling a high-fidelity visual experience. 

One of the innovations we’re excited about is our new VR controller, which will incorporate some of the key features found in the DualSense wireless controller, along with a focus on great ergonomics. That’s just one of the examples of future-proof technology we’re developing to match our vision for a whole new generation of VR games and experiences.”

Currently, PlayStation 5 VR headset has no release date, however, we can surely say that the device won’t be releasing in 2021. Having in mind the current PlayStation 5 console shortage and problematic logistics around the globe, this shouldn’t be surprising. In any case, we hope to learn more about this mystical device and its design in the near future – next week, Sony hosts a special State of Play conference, so we might learn more about PlayStation 5 VR and its games there.

Keep an eye out on our blog and we’ll keep you posted!