We had been seeing reports for quite some time that pointed to a new virtual reality kit for PS5, and Sony has finally confirmed it. The Japanese company has said that it is working on such a kit and that they hope to offer significant technical improvements that will greatly enhance the immersion and realism that players will experience.
As you might have guessed, the new virtual reality kit for PS5 will offer a higher screen resolution, a wider field of view, and will bring changes in ergonomics. Other important aspects have not been revealed, such as the refresh rate, for example, but it will most likely be between 90Hz and 120Hz.
As for the resolution of that new virtual reality kit for PS5, Sony has not dared to venture anything yet, but we can take as a reference the resolution of the PS4 virtual reality kit, which worked at 960 x 1,080 pixels in each eye, leaving us with a total of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. With that figure on the table, one would think that the virtual reality kit for PS5 should run at a minimum resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels.
Sony confirms new virtual reality kit for PS5
That was undoubtedly one of the most interesting new features confirmed by Sony. To get the most out of the new virtual reality kit, a new controller will be used that will be based on the DualSense it will include most of the exclusive features of that one, although it will have a different design and will offer improved ergonomics.
All of that, coupled with the increased power of PS5 and the increased screen resolution, should translate into a more “premium” and much more interesting virtual reality experience than what we saw on PS4. We had the opportunity to try it out at the time and only came to like the approach, and the result, of Resident Evil 7.
There’s no doubt that everything we’ve said sounds good, although it’s best not to get carried away with the “hype” and wait to see what this new PS5 virtual reality kit is capable of offering. The Japanese company has also confirmed that it still has work ahead of it and that this new virtual reality kit will not arrive in 2021.