Never get sick again?
Do you feel uncomfortable when using PlayStation VR? For PS5 and PS4, a problem called motion sickness may be solved in the future. A patent now surfaced may revolutionize VR games on consoles.
On PS4, PlayStation VR [PSVR] is an opportunity to experience so-called virtual reality games [VR games]. It is also suspected that PS5 uses the new PSVR2 system. But almost all VR systems have one thing in common: many people feel uncomfortable when using this technology.
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The position of the head depends on the indicator light on the headset.
The motion sickness phenomenon is actually just a "defense response" of our body. If our brains cannot clearly allocate spatial motion, which is difficult to achieve in a virtual world wearing VR glasses, then this will lead to imbalance and nausea. The sense of balance in our ears continues to perceive the real environment, but we see another scene in the VR world. These different signals can cause the aforementioned problems.
Sony patents show possible solutions
A patent now discovered by Sony can help players on PS4 and PS5 to control motion sickness in the future. This can be achieved with the display built into the VR glasses, which can track your eye movements and adjust the image accordingly. In addition, a gentle vibration motor should help stimulate our ears' sense of balance, so that the signal better matches what you see.
All these factors can actually help eliminate motion sickness in VR games, or at least alleviate them so that players who are severely affected can have more fun with this technology. However, applying for a patent does not guarantee that the technology will also be used.
Use PS5 in PSVR2?
If this technology can be applied to Sony's VR glasses, the PSVR2 system, which has been speculated for a long time, may be a candidate. Several patents related to PSVR2 have been found online. Among other things, a technology describes the wireless transmission of images, so you are no longer “tethered” to the base station.
Overview of current PSVR games
Do you want to learn more about PlayStation VR games? We give you an overview of existing and upcoming PSVR games for PS4. Some of them are even free PS4 games that you can access at any time.
PS5: The original pictures and concepts
In addition to the concept, there are game discs.
It is not known if the already available PSVR system is also compatible with PS5, or if Sony is using a possible new PSVR2. We may know more about the official release of PS5, and there are rumors that the product will be released in early June.