A new report from UploadVR gives some insight into the virtual reality technology Sony is working on. The company has confirmed that it will be releasing a VR headset for the Playstation 5.
Multiple sources shared details about the device with UploadVR. Sources say it has a “resolution of 4000×2040 pixels (2000×2040 per eye), a lens separation adjustment dial, and gaze tracking capable of foveated rendering. A motor in the headset can be used by developers to give direct haptic feedback.”
“Though this part is speculation, it is possible that with the planned inclusion of foveated rendering, the perceived sharpness provided by the upcoming Sony headset might be much improved compared to current systems by way of supersampling the area of focus,” writes Ian Hamilton of UploadVR. “Taken all together, the new features define a truly next-generation virtual reality experience planned by Sony for PlayStation 5 owners. The resistive triggers could differentiate Sony VR experiences while the inclusion of eye-tracking may take that technology to mass-market consumers for the first time. Meanwhile, the higher resolution and easier setup would be dramatic improvements compared to the first generation PSVR system.”
At this time, it is being reported that a 2022 release of the headset “does seem very plausible.” According to Inverse, “the price can’t go much higher than $399.”