DualSense – Sony announces new PS5 VR controllers with adaptive triggers, and haptic sensor technology.
DualSense controllers is Sony’s latest tease for the PS5’s VR.
Sony is revealing its new VR controllers for the PlayStation 5 today. The new controllers orb shape, gives it a more traditional look similar to other VR controllers, which is a definite upside compared to the current, Playstation Move motion controllers. The new DualSense will also feature the same adaptive trigger and haptic sensor technology that Sony introduced in its PS5 controller.
What that means is, each controller will have the tension technology on the triggers, which I will add, Sony has stated they plan to use in future VR games, and the controllers also have haptic feedback, which presents with a more realistic feeling to the vibrations in the controllers, again a big step up to the violent spasms of previous controllers.
The new controller also features finger touch detection that will let them detect fingers without having to press areas where you rest your thumb, index, or middle fingers,
“This enables you to make more natural gestures with your hands during gameplay,”
says Hideaki Nishino, head of platform planning and management at PlayStation.
It goes without saying, that these controllers will also have the tracking capabilities to Sony’s new VR headset. This is done via a ring at the bottom of the controller. Not only, does this controller seem to provide more fluid movement, but it certainly seems as they’ve gone a long way in improving the VR technology for PSVR.
“SIE’s Product, Engineering, and Design teams have collaborated to build our new VR controller from the ground up with a goal of making a huge leap from current-gen VR gaming,”
“Prototypes of our new VR controller will be in the hands of the development community soon, and we can’t wait to see what ideas they come up with and how the controller helps bring their imagination to life!”
No design has been officially revealed by Sony as of yet, but the company did reveal it has an improved field of view, resolution, and even a single cord to make it easier to use. Sony isn’t planning to launch its VR headset for the PS5 in 2021, but you can bet some game developers will be getting their hands on it soon, which therein will lead to what I’m hoping will be some pretty rad reveals to follow.