Also announces free games for its #PlayatHome program.
Yesterday, Hideaki Nishino, Senior Vice President, Platform Planning & Management at PlayStation confirmed that a new PS VR headset is coming for the PS5, and while it didn’t give a peek at what it would look like he did reveal some interesting new details about the new accessory.
Nishino said that they’re taking all the user feedback from the PS VR on the PS4 and develop a true next-generation VR system worthy of the PS5’s power. This includes increased resolution and field of view for the headset and a single wire to simplify setup.
One of the most annoying parts of the original PS VR is that it’s quite a hassle to setup. Aside from connecting multiple wires, you need to also connect a separate main unit as well as set up the PS Camera to make everything work. It’s honestly not the best experience. The promise of a single wire being used for the headset looks like setup will easier this time around.
Also highlighted is a new VR controller, which the developers said would bring in some of the key features of the DualSense controller. This could help elevate VR gameplay to a whole new level, especially when you consider the addition of haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.
The only downside is that the PS VR for the PS5 is still in its early stages and that we could only expect it to launch sometime next year. Still, it’s good to know that PlayStation is still invested in VR considering how great the PS VR for PS4 turned out, even with the messy setup.
Sony is also bringing back its Play at Home initiative where it gave away games like Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Journey to all PlayStation gamers for free without the need for a PS Plus subscription. This was made available last year at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year, they’re bringing back the ‘Play at Home’ initiative by offering another batch of free games for the PlayStation community in the next few months. Starting on March 1st, Ratchet and Clank PS4 will be available to download for free for a limited time until the end of the month through the PlayStation Store. Once you redeem the game it will be yours to keep forever.