On November 10, Hideaki Nishino, Sony’s senior vice president, hinted that the PlayStation VR 2 would make its debut during the PlayStation 5 generation, console that saw the light of a couple of weeks ago. Of course, the manager did not want to advance characteristics, much less a tentative launch date. Despite the above, the portal Let’s Go Digital discovered a Sony patent that offers more detail than we could see on the device.
First, the patent makes it clear that, indeed, Sony Interactive Entertainment is working on a new virtual reality glasses. However, it is important to note that technology companies file patents all the time to protect their intellectual property. Although these documents do not guarantee the launch of the device, in the case of some PlayStation patents we have seen its transformation into real products. The PS5 development kit is the best example.
Sony has patented two different models that vary in size and design. As you can see yourself in the image below, it is simpler than the original PlayStation VR. Its dimensions have been significantly reduced, especially in the second model whose appearance is similar to a conventional glasses. In fact, the company refers to the device as R 20;VR / AR Glasses”. For its part, the first model opts for a more conservative design, the usual “Headset” style.
PlayStation VR 2 with haptic feedback?
Turning to the realm of internal characteristics, the patent describes a haptic feedback system located on the front. Yes, it is the same technology that integrates the DualSense, and that represents one of the most important novelties of the PlayStation 5 in terms of experience. The funny thing is that, in the specific case of the PlayStation VR 2, it would not only be used as a complement to the gameplay, but also to send “feel” alerts.
And it is that the patent mentions a sensor that can detect when the headset is not properly worn
So it seems that it’s a matter of time for the PlayStation VR 2 to join the PlayStation 5 in the new generation. The first model was a total success and there is no doubt that they will continue to bet on virtual reality. Of course, it is not 100% guaranteed that it incorporates the characteristics described in the patent.
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