Sony previously hinted that it’s dealing with a new PlayStation VR headset, promising “dramatic leaps” in performance, higher resolution, a wider field of view, better tracking and a new controller. On Tuesday, Sony purportedly uncovered more particulars about the headset at a developer’s summit, as per the YouTube channel PSVR Without Parole and UploadVR, The Verge has revealed.
The gadget is allegedly codenamed next-gen VR (NGVR) and features controllers with capacitive touch sensors that can recognize when you’re holding the controller or touching the buttons, and even sense the distance to your fingers. Sony likewise purportedly told developer’s that it’s planning optional VR support for all AAA releases, so you could play them either in VR or on your TV — similar as it did with Resident Evil 7 and No Man’s Sky on the PS4 and PS5.
PSVR Without Parole additionally noticed that the next-gen PSVR will offer a 110-degree field of view that is 10 degrees more extensive than the PSVR. To take advantage of those pixels, it will utilize adaptable scaling resolution, alongside foveated delivering that utilizations eye-following to further develop resolution where you’re looking. UploadVR, in the interim, said that the headset will highlight high-resolution 2,000 x 2,040 OLED shows (4K altogether).
We’ve effectively heard that the PSVR will interface with PlayStation consoles with a solitary link, with no passthrough box required. It will likewise use back to front following and offer versatile triggers and haptic feedback on the controllers.
All told, the PSVR 2 (or whatever it’s called) ought to have features for the most part comparable to match headsets like the Oculus Quest 2 and HTC Vive Pro 2. Nonetheless, Sony itself said that the headset will not launch until basically one year from now, and a Bloomberg report from June showed it probably won’t come until late in 2022. For the time being, however, the entirety of that is still grist for the talk factory until Sony declares something official, perhaps not long from now.