Next PlayStation VR to finally ditch Move controllers

The new controllers will sport a ton of nifty tricks.

The next PlayStation VR will finally ditch its old Move controller scheme for high-tech controllers with adaptive triggers, haptic feedback and more, Sony has today declared.

“The first thing you’ll notice with our next-gen VR controller is the unique design, which takes on an ‘orb’ shape that allows you to hold the controller naturally, while playing with a high degree of freedom,” Sony’s Hideaki Nishino wrote on the PlayStation Blog. “There are no constraints with how you’re moving your hands, providing developers with the ability to create unique gameplay experiences.”

“We also designed the new controller with great ergonomics in mind, so it’s well-balanced and comfortable to hold in each of your hands,” Nishino continued. “We applied learnings from testing users with a range of hand sizes, as well as the decades of insights from controllers across all PlayStation platforms. The result is an iconic design that will change how VR games are played.”

The new controllers will feature adaptive triggers, haptic feedback, finger-touch detection, tracking and action buttons & analog sticks.

It’s unclear when the next PlayStation VR unit will be released, but it’s planned for PS5.

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