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Sony offers peek at new virtual reality PS5 controller

Latest VR system makes grab for players with enhanced touch features

Sony says its new virtual reality controller imposes "no constraints" on players' movements. (Photo courtesy of Sony Interactive Entertainment)

TOKYO -- Sony has reached out to virtual reality fans with a new PlayStation 5 controller that the company says gives players an enhanced sense of touch.

"When you're traversing through rocky desert or trading blows in melee combat, you'll feel the difference, magnifying the extraordinary visual and audio experience that's so central to VR," wrote Hideaki Nishino, senior vice president of platform planning and management at gaming arm Sony Interactive Entertainment, in a blog post Thursday.

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