KEY POINTS

  • The next-gen Play Station VR headset will reportedly have a 4000 x 2000 resolution
  • The current resolution of the PSVR headset is 980 x 1080 pixels for each side
  • The PSVR headset will be wired and will use the USB C connection

If rumors are anything to go by, Sony’s next-generation PlayStation VR will feature eye-tracking and will have twice the resolution of the current PSVR.

On May 10, Upload VR shared exciting rumors about Sony’s plan for its upcoming next-gen VR headset. The report said the VR headset for the PlayStation 5 console will be loaded with features such as inside-out tracking and an increased resolution compared to its predecessor.

The report said the rumors were via partners to whom Sony shared details about the product with. The next-gen Sony Play Station VR headset will reportedly have a 4000 x 2000 resolution. That makes a 2000 x 2040 for each eye. The figures are twice as high as the current resolution which is 980 x 1080 pixels for each side.

The next-gen PSVR resolution is just a few numbers behind the HP Reverb G2, the current market leader in consumer VR headset resolution. It is also set to beat the Oculus Quest 2 that currently has 1832 x 1920 resolutions for each eye.

The report added that Sony’s next-gen PSVR headset’s resolution should amount to 8.3 million total pixels. This means the display output will be slightly higher than the typical 4K resolution display output.

Unlike the current VR headset, Sony’s next-gen PSVR will use its onboard cameras to track the position of the new controllers. According to the report, this will unlock more movement for players, and give them more liberty as they go along the gameplay.

The upcoming PSVR also comes with a vibration motor that developers can take advantage of to provide haptic feedback, as mentioned in Sony’s blog post published in March.

The next-gen VR controller on PS 5 will reportedly have a foveated rendering.  With foveated rendering, the fixation point receives the highest resolution corresponding to the user’s eye retina.

This means the peripheral view is blurred and the retina’s focus will be fully sharp. The eye-tracking feature will provide a more life-like interaction between the gamer and the game environment, ComingSoon reported.

The Verge reports that the next-gen PSVR controller will still be wired and will use a cable to connect to the Play Station 5 console system. The report added that Sony will stick to the USB-C cable is placed on the PS5 ports.

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