The PlayStation VR is the most successful VR glasses to date: Sony has sold more than 5 million devices, and even if this looks very small in terms of sales figures for PlayStation 4 devices (over 102 million), the headset is not a flop.
Among other things, this is due to the very good comfort of the PSVR, which is as good and wearable as no other VR glasses. Although the resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 is comparatively low, the number of subpixels (three per pixel, for example, the Oculus Rift S) ensures an amazingly clear picture – depending on the software used, of course.
Wireless PSVR: Will the PlayStation VR 2 come without a cable?
For Sony researcher Mallinson, the comfort of VR glasses is a crucial factor. The PSVR is one step ahead when it comes to comfort, there are hardly any VR glasses that are more comfortable to wear. At the same time, user comfort can become much better, for example by eliminating the stiff cable.
Since wireless technology is getting better and better, according to Mallinson, it makes sense in this context if VR glasses can be used without cables. He mentions the option here that Sony could offer two variants of the PSVR 2: a wired and a wireless version. The latter would probably be more expensive.
Will PlayStation Move controllers finally be replaced?
The over 10-year-old Move controllers only touch VR enthusiasts when they really have to. They are tracked too unreliable, the movement is too complicated and less intuitive. In short: new ones are essential.
The tracking patent mentioned above also includes a passage on new controllers that would be compatible with a possible inside-out function of the PSVR 2. The controllers could be tracked by the cameras on the headset via a tracking ring.
Particularly cool: The controllers in this patent have installed a camera themselves, which could not only improve tracking but maybe even offer opportunities for use in games: For example, a “spy cam” that we used to shoot in a shooter Can look at the corner.
PSVR 2 release: when will the Playstation VR 2 come?
So far, there was the only evidence that PSVR 2 will come. The new PlayStation boss Jim Ryan said in an interview in June that Sony believes virtual reality could become a meaningful part of the future of interactive entertainment. A year ago, its predecessor was disappointed with the VR market at an investor conference.
PlayStation engineer Marc Cerny also vaguely said in another interview that virtual reality was very important to Sony, but he didn’t want to say anything about the details of their VR strategy.
There is not yet an official confirmation of the PSVR 2 and a release date, but Sony insiders have stated that the PSVR 2 will definitely come. According to this source, Sony wants to launch a “ new version of the VR glasses Playstation VR ”, but probably not in 2020.