Sony has been reportedly working on a new PlayStation VR headset which promises high performance, higher resolution, a wider field of view, better tracking, and a new controller. News is coming out that the company revealed more information on the new device’s specifications at a developer’s summit. The reports have been let out by the YouTube channel PSVR Without Parole, UploadVR, and The Verge.
The next-gen VR (NGVR) as it is codenamed has controllers with capacitive touch sensors that can differentiate whether you are holding the controller or touching the buttons. It can also sense the distance to your fingers. The company has also told in the conference that it is hoping to provide VR support for all AAA releases. This will allow the users to play them in VR on their TV.
It has a 110-degree field of view which is 10 degrees more than the PSVR as noted by PSVR Without Parole. It will use a flexible scaling resolution to enhance the pixel strength. According to UploadVR, the device will have 2,000x 2,040 OLED displays. The next-gen PSVR will have a single cable connection with PlayStation consoles without the need for a passthrough box. It will also employ inside-out tracking and will provide adaptive triggers and haptic feedback on the controllers.
The launch of the device is not expected until next year. The details are yet to be officially announced by Sony.