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Sony announces new virtual reality headset for PlayStation 5

The video game giant renews its commitment to VR and says launch date will be some time after 2021

Sony has announced a next-generation VR headset for its PlayStation 5 console, launching some time after 2021. The original PlayStation VR headset was released for the PlayStation 4 in October 2016. Though less powerful than the PC-powered Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR headsets that arrived the same year, it was easier to use and proved popular with players, selling 5m by the end of 2020.

Sony supported the technology with a quirky selection of games from its studios, including Moss, an adventure game about a tiny mouse, and AstroBot Rescue Mission, a cute and innovative platformer featuring the tiny white robots that have become PlayStation mascots. Tetris Effect, a critically acclaimed, psychedelic VR version of the classic block-stacking puzzle game, also debuted on PSVR.

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