Sony has already hinted that it is working on a new PlayStation VR device, promising “dramatic leaps” in performance. Higher resolution and expanded visible field would be some of the benefits offered by the experience provided by the product. At an event for programmers last Tuesday, Sony will have revealed details about the features of the equipment, according to the UploadVR and the Youtube channel PSVR Without Parole
Sony is bringing its next generation of virtual reality to market and it will be loaded with features. The device has controllers that can detect when you are holding them or pressing buttons, as well as the distance between your fingers and a button. Sony has also told a developer that it plans to support PS4/PS5 for all AAA games, so users can experience those titles in VR mode or on TV – just as it did with Resident Evil 7 and No Man’s Sky at the launch of both the platforms.
Youtube channel PSVR Without Parole also says the next PSVR will offer an expanded field of view by 110 degrees, 10 degrees wider than today’s. To make use of all these pixels to their fullest potential, you’ll take advantage of a flexible resolution scaling and a special rendering technology using eye tracking to improve clarity where you’re looking. Upload VR meanwhile said the device will have 2K x 2K high resolution OLED screens (4k in total).
We’ve already heard that PSVR will connect to PlayStation consoles with a single cable, without the need for a junction box. It will also use external tracking and offer adaptive triggers on commands.
Sony hasn’t announced a release date for the PlayStation VR 2 (or whatever it’s called), but with competing equipment like Oculus Quest 2 and HTC Vive Pro 2 on the market, Sony will need to get to work quickly. It is likely that they will only release their own devices next year, with Bloomberg already aiming for the end of 2022. For now, take this information with some weight, as nothing is official.