Sony PS5 Will Get a Next-Gen VR Headset With Single Cord, Higher Resolution, and Improved Field of View

The next-gen PlayStation VR headset will solve cable management woes.


Sony launched a plethora of accessories with the PlayStation 5. From a wireless headset to a media remote and HD camera, fans had a wide range of stuff to choose from. The accessories have undergone several improvements as compared to their past iterations. For instance, the Pulse 3D Wireless Headset includes dual noise-canceling microphones and many other features. At launch, Sony stated that the existing PlayStation VR will be compatible with the PlayStation 5. On top of that, it was also mentioned that the next-generation VR headset will be launched in the near future. Three months after the launch of the PlayStation 5, Sony has finally announced the next-gen VR headset.

Next-gen PlayStation VR will enhance everything, says Sony

In a blog post, PlayStation’s Senior Vice President, Platform Planning & Management, Hideaki Nishino has announced some exciting details about the next PSVR. He states that they are innovating on the VR technology, and the next generation of VR will enhance “everything from resolution and field of view to tracking and input”.

Sony is also focusing on simplifying the setup process. The next-generation of PSVR will connect to the PS5 with just a single cord. In contrast, the last-generation of PlayStation VR had a plethora of cables. That made setting it up quite problematic, not to forget the terrible cable management issues that haunted users afterward. A single cord should ease the cable management process for many users. This, in turn, would make their overall setup look tidier.

Alongside that, Sony is also working on a new VR controller. It will incorporate some of the key features found in the DualSense controller. Sony also states that there will is ample emphasis on ergonomics. While Sony will start sending out development kits soon, there is little information revealed about the exact specifications or the release date. However, it does state that it won’t be launching in 2021, considering that there is still a lot of development left. The next-gen PlayStation VR headset does indeed sound promising. Whether Sony is actually able to improve on the previous iteration remains to be seen.