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Report: New Oculus-Like PSVR Controller Shown in Sony Patent, Could it Be For PSVR 2 on PS5?

Whereas we all know Sony will proceed to help PlayStation VR on the PS5, nothing has been stated but about any new VR know-how for the next-generation {hardware}. The one trace we’ve had of VR tech on PS5 has been the brand new PS5 Digital camera, which might be preordered now and can launch alongside the console on November 12. A brand new patent, nonetheless, might have simply given us a have a look at a redesign for PlayStation VR controllers to exchange the Strikes, which seems to be much like the look and performance of the Oculus Contact controller.

The patent was found by LetsGoDigital. First filed in March 2020, the patent was simply printed right now, together with photos for the brand new controller. As an alternative of monitoring a single orb like on the Transfer, this controller is tracked by a number of gentle sources on the curved a part of the controller, which would supply for extra correct positional and rotational knowledge. There isn’t numerous different data, equivalent to if Sony is attempting to do particular person finger monitoring, however it’s clear they’re engaged on iterating the present PSVR know-how.

Needless to say patents aren’t affirmation of merchandise. Many patents get printed that both see huge modifications or by no means make it previous the idea levels. This patent merely says we ought to be looking out for extra PlayStation VR information after the PS5 launch, although we might not see PSVR 2 launch till a yr or two into the PS5’s life. Proper now, Sony is targeted on promoting the primary console itself and gained’t wish to encumber the upcoming launch with new PSVR headset. The at present used Transfer controllers haven’t been considerably iterated on since their launch for PS3 in September 2010. Maybe the most important draw back to those controllers is an absence of management sticks, which suggests motion needs to be mapped to buttons.

There was additionally a brand new PSVR controller patent discovered earlier this yr implying finger monitoring was being added, or once more, no less than explored.

Should you’d wish to see further photos, you possibly can see the total patent documentation right here. The latter half of the file reveals extra diagrams of the brand new PSVR controller. Apparently, the patent doc suggests the following PSVR headset might be loaded with a digital camera to detect and monitor the brand new controllers too. This was beforehand rumored and the patent lends further weight to an enormous PSVR redesign incoming for the PS5 PSVR2.

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