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Sony reveal first images of next-gen PSVR controllers

Published: 13:05, 18 March 2021
image showing PSVR 2 controllers
PSVR 2 controllers

Today, Sony have officially shared the first images of the controllers for their next-gen PlayStation VR device. The publisher confirmed the controllers will feature adaptive triggers, haptic feedback, finger-touch detection and more.

Recently, Sony officially announced that their next-gen virtual reality device is currently in development. Back then, the publisher promised to share more details in the coming months and today, they have shared the first images of the brand new controllers for their VR device and also confirmed some of the features of the new hardware.

One thing that you'll probably notice straight away is the design, which takes on an orb shape, which should make the controller 

Here's the breakdown of the exciting new features:

  • Adaptive triggers: Each VR controller (Left and Right) includes an adaptive trigger button that adds palpable tension when pressed, similar to what’s found in the DualSense controller. 
  • Haptic feedback: The new controller will have haptic feedback optimized for its form factor, making every sensation in the game world more impactful, textured and nuanced.
  • Finger touch detection: The controller can detect your fingers without any pressing in the areas where you place your thumb, index, or middle fingers.
  • Tracking: The VR controller is tracked by the new VR headset through a tracking ring across the bottom of the controller.
  • Action buttons / analog sticks: The Left controller contains one analog stick, the triangle and square buttons, a "grip" button (L1), trigger button (L2) and Create button. The Right controller contains one analog stick, the cross and circle buttons, a "grip" button (R1), trigger button (R2) and Options button.

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Sony confirm that the developers will soon receive prototypes of the controllers very soon. The next-gen PSVR still does not have a launch date.

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