Sony already hinted at is working on a new PlayStation VR headset, promising “dramatic jumps” in performance, higher resolution, wider field of view, better tracking and a new controller. Sony reportedly revealed more details about the headphones at a developer summit on Tuesday, according to the YouTube channel PSVR without parole (below) and UploadVR,, The Verge reported.
The device is reportedly codenamed VR next generation (NGVR) and contains controllers with capacitive touch sensors that can detect when you hold the controller or touch the keys, and even feel the distance to your fingers. Sony has also reportedly told developers that it is planning additional VR support for all AAA releases so you can play them either in VR or on a TV – similar to what was the case with Resident Evil 7 i No Man’s Sky on PS4 and PS5.
PSVR Without Parole also noted that the next-generation PSVR will offer a 110-degree field of view that is 10 degrees wider than the PSVR. To make the most of those pixels, it will use flexible scaling resolution, along with foveated rendering that uses eye tracking to improve resolution where you look. UploadVR, meanwhile said the headphones will have 2,000 x 2,040 (4K total) high – resolution OLED screens.
We’ve already heard that the PSVR will connect to PlayStation consoles with a single cable, without the need for a pass. It will also use internal monitoring and offer adaptive triggers and haptic feedback to controllers.
All in all, the PSVR 2 (or as it is already called) should have features basically the same as rival headphones like them Oculus Quest 2 i HTC Vive Pro 2. However, Sony itself said that the headphones will not appear until next year, and Bloomberg A report in June indicated that this could not come until late 2022. For now, however, all of this is still a bite for rumors until Sony announces something official, possibly later this year.
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