While the PS5 PSVR didn’t get its typical “big reveal” treatment, more information about its specs seems to be seeping out ahead of its inevitable release.
According to UploadVRSony has released details for the PlayStation VR update, according to sources. These include 4K resolution, a dial for lens separation, eye tracking and a motor in the headset to provide haptic feedback.
The resolution of the PS5 PSVR headset is 4000 × 2080 pixels, which is 2000 × 2040 pixels per eye. This corresponds to a total of around 8.3 million pixels, which is slightly more than the typical 4K display outputs. The device also uses USB Type C to connect the headset to the console. Unlike its predecessor, the new headset will use built-in cameras to track the controllers, seemingly simplifying the PSVR’s setup.
The article also speculates that the alleged eye-tracking capabilities of the new PSVR headset could transform virtual reality. UploadVR speculates that the inclusion of foveated rendering, a rendering technique specific to eye tracking devices that degrades the image quality in the peripheral devices, improves the perceived sharpness of an image by supersampling the area of focus. They also speculate that eye tracking can have a huge impact on the entire VR experience, such as: B. improved throwing mechanics and lifelike interactions between people in an online space.
Back in MarchSony unveiled the new controllers for the PS5 PSVR. Instead of using PlayStation Move controllers, the newly developed, orb-like VR controllers are more similar to the current Oculus controllers. The controllers have adaptive triggers, haptic feedback, recognition of finger touches, tracking as well as the typical action buttons and analog sticks. Simply put, it includes all of the key features of the PS5’s DualSense controller, but with a more ergonomic design for virtual reality.
There is no current release date for the PS5 PSVR. However, Sony has announced that it won’t launch in 2021.