PSVR 2 confirmed: Sony patent new reveals PlayStation VR headset in the works
Remember earlier this year when the patent for the PlayStation 5 dev kit was discovered?
Well, that patent turned out to be true – and offered us our first look at the PlayStation 5 (at least in some form).
The "electronic device" (as the console was formally listed) was originally as spotted by LetsGoDigital , and it looks like the site has once again struck gold – this time with a PSVR 2 patent discovery (thanks, EuroGamer).
LetsGoDigital has once again done some top-tier detective work and has fished out images of the next evolution of Sony's virtual reality headset (which, to our eye, looks a little like the Oculus family of hardware this time around).
As per the patent, this new line of PSVR devices will include two front cameras and one rear camera in the headset, with a further camera located in the controller paired with the device.
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As per the patent, you will be able to add another camera to the setup that will work (in theory) as the PlayStation Camera does now to provide better tracking for the device.
The headset will have an in-built mic, and will once again see LEDs installed (this aids camera tracking).
The biggest update to the current device is pretty significant: it will be wireless. Or so the patent suggests.
A Bluetooth connection would be responsible for transmitting data between headset, controllers and console and (we assume) there would be a rechargeable battery somewhere in the headset, too.
If you want an idea of how important wireless is for premium VR devices, read our Oculus Quest review – it really does make a massive difference and improves the immersive VR experience tenfold.
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We've seen some strides in VR tech lately – from the boundary-setting tech seen in the Quest to the projected image of your surroundings you can see in the headset (enabled by the cameras on the device), we'd expect to see more new features in the 'PSVR 2' when it's formally announced.
The 'see-through screen' has already seemingly been investigated by Sony , so that's something we can probably expect when the announcement of the new headset does drop.
Until then, we're going to have to be satisfied with the PS5 release date and DualShock 5 controller information we've seen over the past few days.
We'll keep you up to date with more information as it becomes available.
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