Indeed, rumors that the next generation of Sony’s virtual reality system, presumably referred to as PSVR 2, have been around for some time, and its capabilities are light years ahead of its predecessor. A new batch of rumors support this bragging, as 4K resolution, motorized haptic feedback, reverse tracking, and FOV rendering are said to be the main features of this new release.
What will the PSVR 2 for PS5 look like?
The supposed specs come from a medium that cites “reliable sources”, but even so, and as they always say, it should be borne in mind that at the moment there is nothing confirmed by the manufacturer, so these are rumors and we have to treat them as so plain and simple.
Assuming these rumors are correct, the resolution per eye of the PSVR 2 would be 2,000 x 2,040 pixels, which would put it ahead of the Oculus Quest 2, the most popular VR headset among Steam hardware survey participants, but slightly below the HP Reverb G2, which leads the race for 2160 x 2160 resolution. pixels per eye.
Continuing with what this new wave of rumors claims, it is said that the PSVR 2 will integrate motor that will provide vibrations true DualSense style; Developers will be able to use this ability to control haptic feedback, although it is expected to be subtle enough not to shake users’ heads too violently, of course. This feature can be especially great in boxing-type fighting games, right?
One claim we’ve been hearing for a long time even before this wave of rumors is that the PSVR 2 will deliver eye tracking able to render FOV (field of view) in real time, which means that only part of the image the user is watching will be rendered in high resolution, thus improving loading times and performance device overview. The VR headset would also come with a lens gap adjustment dial that will allow users to adjust the space between the eyes to suit their preferences.
PSVR 2 will connect to the PS5 console through a USB-C connector and it will use a built-in camera system to track the position of the new controllers, which would make the initial setup much simpler and faster than the current version used on PS4.
It all sounds pretty exciting, but sadly we repeat that for now these are just rumors and, in fact, as of yet, it’s unclear when the PSVR 2 will hit the market or at what price. What we can tell you now is that it won’t happen in the short term, since Sony confirmed last October that there will not be a virtual reality system for PS5 until at least. 2022 at the earliestAnd as chip shortages are expected to continue to hit all parts of the industry until at least 2023, the development of this device is expected to be further delayed.