UploadVR has some exciting rumors about what Sony will include in next-gen VR Headset has been announced for the PS5: It will apparently include 4K resolution, eye tracking and a vibration motor in the headset for haptic feedback (to complement the Controls with haptic triggers).
According to UploadVRThe new headset should have a total resolution of 4000 x 2040, so that each eye has 2000 x 2040 pixels. The original PlayStation VR for comparison, had a resolution of 960 x 1080 pixels per eye, so that this would be almost twice as high in each direction. The Oculus Quest 2 has 1832 x 1920 pixels per eye, a little less than the Sony headset. In both cases, the high resolution can help avoid the “screen door effect” that often results in VR headsets not reproducing clearly.
It should be noted, however, that unlike the Quest 2, Sony had already announced that the PlayStation headset will still be connected to the PS5 system via a single cable. According to it, it will be a USB-C cable UploadVR, That shouldn’t come as a surprise, as Sony conspicuously placed one on the front of the PS5.
UploadVR There’s also interesting information on how the PlayStation VR successor fills in its extra pixels. The sources say the headset is tracking users’ eyes in order for it to do so foveated renderingwhere the image is completely in focus only where you are looking and more blurred in your peripheral vision. This simulates how your eyes actually perceive the world, and makes the computer (or in this case, the console) work more efficiently by eliminating the need to fully render high-resolution things that you aren’t looking at anyway. There’s of course other nice things you can do with eye tracking (including creating more lifelike player avatars), but it’s currently unclear what Sony is up to on that note.
UploadVR also claims that the next generation headset will use inside-out tracking, which would certainly be an upgrade from that redesigned PlayStation Move system of the original that required a fixed camera that could only properly track your head and hands if you held a pair of glow sticks in a relatively small area between you and the console. Inside-out tracking typically uses cameras attached to the outside of the headset itself to find out where you are in a room.
If these rumors turn out to be true, it sounds like it could be a promising accessory for this one Lucky for you to get your hands on a PS5. While it would be nice to see a Quest 2 wireless competitor, it’s hard to blame Sony for focusing on something that compliments its console. Personally, I’m already sold and I’m starting to put a few cents aside (okay, more realistic, twenties).
Correction: The rumored resolution for the headset is 4000 x 2040 and is almost twice as high as the original in each direction. UploadVR’s original story had a typo that set the resolution to 4000 x 2080, which has also been corrected.