Sony Unveils Next-Gen PS5 PlayStation VR Controller


Sony Interactive Entertainment has unveiled the new controller for its recently-announced next-gen PlayStation VR for the PlayStation 5.

According to PlayStation Blog and Platform Planning & Management Senior Vice President Hideaki Nishino:

“Our new VR controller speaks to our mission of achieving a much deeper sense of presence and stronger feeling of immersion in VR experiences.

It will build upon the innovation we introduced with the DualSense wireless controller, which changed how games “feel” on PS5 by unlocking a new way to tap into the sense of touch.

Now we’re bringing that innovation to VR gaming.”


Gone is the wand-like PlayStation Move controllers; replaced with a new unique design, which takes on an “orb” shape that allows you to hold the controller naturally while playing with a high degree of freedom.

The new controller was also designed with great ergonomics in mind, so it’s well-balanced and comfortable to hold in each of your hands.


The new VR controller enables players to feel and interact with games in a much more visceral way. There are several features, including key features from the DualSense controller, which match our vision for what next-generation VR games can be:





The new PlayStation VR 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 will be a new VR controller, which will incorporate some of the key features found in the DualSense wireless controller, along with a focus on great ergonomics.

However, Sony confirmed that the new PlayStation VR for PS5 won’t be launching in 2021, so we’ll have to wait a while longer yet for the future of virtual reality to arrive.

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