Sony acknowledges that it’s already under development for the next-generation VR headset for the PlayStation. It was also rumored that Bloomberg will use Samsung OLEDs in June and will be available in the second half of 2022.
It seems that there was a big move regarding the next-generation PS VR. According to the VR related information site “Upload VR” etc., Sony revealed some information about this next-generation PS VR at the developer conference held on Tuesday.
First, regarding the next-generation PS VR goggles, the YouTube channel “PS VR Without Parole” states that it will provide a 110-degree field of view that is 10 degrees wider than the current PS VR.
The display with a resolution of 2000x2040px can be scaled flexibly, and the eye tracking function raises the resolution of the center of the player’s field of view, and Foveated Rendering that simplifies the surroundings is also adopted. Foveated Rendering is a technology installed in Oculus Go and others, and has the effect of reducing the processing load of the system in drawing.
In addition, there is information that it can be used by connecting goggles and PS5 with a single cable without the need for a processor unit like PS VR, so it seems that you can save much time to play than the current PS VR. is.
Regarding the information of the controller that you hold in your hand when wearing VR goggles, the controller has a built-in capacitive touch sensor, and the player holds it in his hand and touches the button, or if he does not touch it, the distance to the finger is It is said that it has a function to detect how much it is.
Of course, tactile feedback and adaptive triggers will also be installed.
On the software side, Sony has told developers that it plans to offer VR-enabled options for all AAA titles.
In the case of PS4 and the current PS VR, for example, “Resident Evil 7” was compatible with VR in addition to the regular version. The space exploration and exploration game “No Man’s Sky” also offers VR-compatible updates, albeit in the middle.
If this information is correct, it is expected that many titles that can be enjoyed in VR as well as such normal TV screens will be released in the future.
Of course, it is not officially announced by Sony, so the story that came out this time is not always 100% correct. However, from this information, it seems that the next-generation PS VR will have performance that is not so inferior to “Oculus Quest 2” and “HTC Vive Pro 2”, whether it is superior or not.
As I mentioned at the beginning, there is still more than a year in the second half of 2022, so I’m sure there will be more information in the future. Sony has stated that it will not be released in 2021, but it is possible that some information will be released later this year.
Source：The Verge, PSVR Without Parole(YouTube), UploadVR