Claims that Sony’s virtual reality headset for the PS5, expected to be called the PSVR 2, will supposedly be miles ahead of its predecessor have been circulating for a while. Now, rumored specs, including 4K resolution, motorized haptic feedback, inside-out tracking, and foveated rendering, are all fueling the rumors for the next-gen device.
Assuming that alleged specs are accurate, the PSVR 2’s 2000 x 2040 per-eye resolution would put it ahead of the Oculus Quest 2, currently the most popular VR headset on Steam.
The PSVR 2 is slated to sport a motor that offers DualSense-style vibrations. Developers would be able to use this to control haptic feedback. Such a feature could be both fun and horrible in fighting games.
Another claim says that the headset will offer gaze tracking capable of foveated rendering, which means only the part of an image that a user is looking at gets rendered at a high quality, thereby improving the loading times and overall performance. The headset also comes with a lens separation adjustment dial that lets wearers adjust the spacing based on their pupillary distance.
The PSVR 2 will connect to a PS5 via USB-C and use onboard cameras to track the position of the new controllers. This will make the setup a lot simpler than the current version.
However, there is no news yet on an official launch date. Sony said back in October last year that it wouldn’t launch until 2022, and the current chip shortage scenario might just push it further.
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