PlayStation VR is probably one of the most popular VR hats right now, with the economic price and VR library undoubtedly tempting for PS4 players, especially when you compare it to other platforms like the Oculus Rift S or HTC Vive Cosmos
Many wonder if with the arrival of PlayStation 5 scheduled for next year we can see the announcement of the new PlayStation VR glass. Rumors and patents are suggestive.
That's why we want to prepare this article to know more about the new PlayStation VR 2, starting with possible launch dates, price and even a single patent that gives us an idea of what to expect with the arrival of the second-generation Sony VR.
When will PSVR 2 glasses be launched?
The first-generation SmartStation VR headphones were released three years after the PS4 appeared on the market, but we don't think the same happened with the PS5.
Sony has given fans of the brand a real minority on the PS4 with a set of exclusive platform games, and with all the capabilities that the console can play, so its absence could surprise the news.
With the PS5 to be launched by the end of 2020, before the Christmas campaign, we can see the launch of the PSVR 2 by the end of the same year, worldwide sales are available throughout 2021.
It may not initially be sold during its launch, because we think that Sony will focus more on the design of PS5 units to fulfill the console's initial demand.
Some of the first leaks come via email, which is first published internally NeoGaf, which states that the PS5 will be announced at the "PlayStation Meeting 2020" launch event on February 12, 2019.
The meeting, according to the email, aims to "showcase the future of the Sony PlayStation to everyone and their entertainment opportunities."
Is the PlayStation future a PSVR? We believe, and the other part of the filtered email indicates, that "senior marketing team management has begun planning and campaigns on the new PSVR device."
Of course, as with any leak, the information must be captured via tweezers as the email is not validated as valid.
We hope to find out more details about the launch of the second-generation reality helmet when it is launched by PS5 in 2020. We will update this information with the latest news coming to us.
How much does a PSVR 2 cost?
First glass package The first-generation PlayStation VR costs around € 200, the minimum amount disclosed in the presentation in 2016 was € 499.
Technology has emerged and the emergence of more supply has resulted in lower prices being repaired over time. Therefore, it is unlikely that although the PlayStation VR 2 introduces new features, it does raise its price significantly more than the current one.
Trustfully, the high-end HTC Vive cosmos costs € 699however The Oculus Rift S has been updated and you can get it for just € 449.
What we are trying to say is that the price will vary depending on the technology you offer, and as a result, we will have to wait until Sony officially unveils its new VR visuals.
PSVR 2: Design rumors and signs
We've put together all the most important design rumors and signs to give you an (unofficial) view of what the PlayStation VR 2 can offer.
PlayStation VR 2 can be wireless
The biggest update of the second-generation PlayStation VR virtual reality mirrors is wireless communication, when we stick to the LetsGoDigital publication.
In fact, a patent licensed on October 3, 2019 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, features VR headsets with built-in cameras and "transparent mode".
According to the patent, the PlayStation VR 2 headphones can have three cameras integrated, two in front and one in the back, along with motion detection technology present in the headphones.
The patent also shows the camera integrated into the new Move controls, but later we will talk more about this.
Sony also provided details on Bluetooth wireless patent connectivity, built-in power transmission, video / audio connector and microphone, suggesting the company may be planning to roll out the wires.
PSVR 2 headphones can also include multiple LED headlights behind the headsets to help improve motion tracking, one of the biggest problems with modern headphones.
LEDs can be tracked with a PlayStation camera, similar to first-generation headsets, though no wireless will be available on the new PSVR 2 glass.
Exposure mode is also defined in the patent, which allows headphones to display a certain amount of precision when necessary, such as when approaching a real-world object, using front-facing cameras on headphones.
It's a feature of most VR headsets, and without a doubt, it would be the most anticipated thing to improve the experience of using virtual reality glasses.
I can track your eyes
Wireless communication may not be the only update when it comes to PSVR 2, as it can also add tracking. As such proposed by another permit In July 2019, when the headset can get "HMD headset used"
In this way, the system will specify the user's viewing direction to refine what each eye sees and improve stereoscopic depth, better known as image alignment.
While the use of technology, in addition to improved image quality, has not been left out of the patent, it is likely to be used to interact with games at a glance. It can be a huge step for the availability of players with disabilities.
PlayStation VR headphones currently have a 5.7-inch 1920 x 1080 (386 ppi) screen, which was still acceptable in 2016, but not as much as we have entered in 2020.
And that virtual reality consumer glasses require high resolution screens to improve the look of content and do things like read text to the best possible visuals. PSVR 2 doesn't seem to disappoint in this regard.
Japan Display, also known as JDI, belongs to Sony and produces screens not only for PSVR headsets, but also for Sony smartphones.
The company has improved the next-generation 3,2-inch screen with 2160 x 2432 resolution and 1001 ppi, which many think will be used on second-generation PSVR headsets.
Since it's smaller than the 5.7-inch screen of original mirrors, Tony may need to use two separate screens to enhance the virtual reality. With the power of the PS5, it shouldn't be too much of a problem.
Improved PlayStation Move controllers
As mentioned earlier, next-generation headphones will join you with enhanced Mov controllers. The current Mov controllers run the job, which allows you to interact with existing locations, but without following them
In this way, the current system cannot compete with the information provided by competitors such as HTC Vive, Cosmos or Oculus Touch.
January 2018 patent He showed us the first impression of the new Movement controllers; While the overall composition is the same, there are new additions that include a stick analog keys and many buttons to help interact with the physical world.
In October 2019, LetsGoDigital has acquired the copyright PlayStation VR 2 which also introduces a great new feature for the Next-generation Mov controllers; camera
The addition of the camera can allow Mov controllers to continue working even without a PlayStation camera, something that current administrators cannot do at this time.
Compatible with first-generation PSVR games
Though it is something Sony did not confirm or deny, the company has revealed that the PS5 will be compatible with titles from previous versions of the entire PS4 library, so we hope that it will be extended to the PlayStation VR library.
Check out our compilation of the best PS4 games of the year.