If you went back to 2010 and told us that the PlayStation Move would not only be relevant ten years later but actually sought after, we’d have spat in your Vanilla Coca-Cola. Sony’s illuminating wands were seen as the losers of the motion control war, beaten out by the vastly more popular Nintendo Wii and Xbox Kinect. But while those two devices have been abandoned, the PS Move looks set to last another generation.
The Japanese giant confirmed today that existing PlayStation VR headsets will be compatible with the PlayStation 5, and unless there’s something crazy going on with the DualShock 5, we suspect this confirms PS Move support, too. It’s likely that there will be new motion controllers created for an updated virtual reality headset somewhere down the line, but the PS Move will still need to function for backwards compatibility purposes.
As we alluded to earlier in the article, the motion controllers have not only outlived their rivals, but have also become seriously sought after products. Due to the popularity of PSVR, it’s actually quite difficult getting your hands on a set – and they can fetch enormous sums of money on eBay. It’s really strange to think that the PS Move has stood the test of time, but fair play to the sex toy-shaped accessories – another generation seemingly awaits you.