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New PS5 VR controller launched with adaptive triggers, haptic feedback and more

The new PS5 VR controller is finally here
The new PS5 VR controller is finally here (image via Sony)
Sony has unveiled its new PS5 VR controllers that feature a completely new design and some exciting features such as finger detection, adaptive triggers, haptic feedback, and more. Its price and availability will be revealed later.
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Sony's next-generation virtual reality headset for the PlayStation 5 is quite some time away from release. Some estimates say that it is unlikely to arrive before 2022. At the very least, we have a new set of VR controllers for the PS5. They are significantly better than the underwhelming PlayStation Move controllers from yesteryears. For starters, they are a lot easier to hold and come with a full stack of buttons.

The new PlayStation 5 VR controller's spherical, orb-shaped design makes it a lot easier to put them on and hold on to them while gaming. As mentioned earlier, the controllers come with all the important buttons from a DualSense 5 controller, and even trackpads. The L2 and R2 keys also get adaptive triggers, paving way for more immersive gameplay in VR. Other controller features include haptic feedback, and a finger touch detection feature that can detect allows you to use your hands better in games.

The new PS5 VR controller interfaces with the yet-to-be-released VR headset via a ring that runs across the bottom of the controller. However, Sony has left out several key details about it, such as its price and availability, and its ability to work with previous-generation PS VR hardware. Then again, it should be of little consequence, considering that it is virtually impossible to buy a PS5 at MSRP now. The situation isn't improving anytime soon, so we're probably better off not knowing the price of a piece of hardware that will be of no use without the base console.

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PS5 VR controller (image via Sony)
PS5 VR controller (image via Sony)
PS5 VR controller (image via Sony)
PS5 VR controller (image via Sony)

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Anil Satyanarayana, 2021-03-18 (Update: 2021-03-18)