Sony Playstation next generation VR, 4K resolution, eye tracking, focus rendering

Latest news On May, News for Sony Playstation next generation VR, according to the US media (The Verge) upload VVR, the next generation VR headset developed by Sony for the PlayStation 5 (PS5) will be further upgraded. It will be equipped with 4K resolution display, vibration motor and inside-out. Tracking function (in-out tracking) and focus rendering (fovered rendering) and other technologies.

Sony first confirmed the development of the next generation of VR headsets for the PS5, and plans to release the news after 2021. It was also revealed that the controller of the device would be launched at that time. Including linear joystick, finger position recognition, trigger plate and so on. (As shown in the figure below for the Dualkisson handle)

Sony Playstation next generation VR, 4K resolution, eye tracking, focus rendering

Controller from left: PS5 Wireless Controller (DualSense Controller)

The product name of the current new generation of VR headsets is unknown. But Sony revealed some related product details. It has been reported that this product can reach resolutions of 4000 * 2040 pixels (monocular resolution is 2000 * 2040 pixels). Although this parameter is slightly lower than the HP Reverb G2, it is better than the Oculus Quest 2 launched on Facebook. The VR headset is equipped with an interpupillary distance adjustment knob with fixation point rendering technology. In addition, the headset also has a motor to provide direct vibration feedback to developers.

System update, device simplified

Eye tracking technology debut

Compared to the previous generation of VR headsets, the new product launched this time has been simplified in design. This makes the onboard camera and controller more flexible. At the same time, it will have a USB Type-C interface to connect to PlayStation 5.

In terms of systems, Sony’s new VR headset has also improved more. This can super-sampling the focus area, and then provide clear image information to the player. However this is currently only an estimate. Because the focus rendering technique is applied to the production process, this rendering effect is expected.

It is noteworthy that eye tracking technology has become the highlight of this new product. This technology can enable players to provide a better gaming experience. Such as taking action in a game. Eye tracking technology allows players to capture more curious scenes, and can view distant and nearby environmental content while releasing virtual items. In addition, eye tracking technology can also change the social connection between avatars in VR and increase the sense of interaction between players. This advanced technology is mainly provided by the Swedish eye tracking technology company Toby (eg HTC Vive Pro i, Pico Neo 2i and HP Reverb G2 devices are used). This makes the headset more powerful while enhancing the feeling of experience.

Sony launched the first generation VR headset in 2016. The first generation device is equipped with the PlayStation Move system released in 2010. The system requires a fixed camera. Players only have a pair of illuminated controls in a relatively small game area. When the time, head and hands position can be tracked correctly. And now the VR headset design with a built-in camera is undoubtedly an upgrade from the original version.

In general, these new features and technologies provide a basis for PlayStation 5 players to enter real VR games, and resistive triggers are also a key feature of Sony VR. At the same time, this will be the first time Sony has introduced eye-tracking technology in the large consumer market. Compared to the first generation of PlayStation VR, the new VR headset not only simplifies the design. But also a higher resolution. By the end of 2019, sales of Sony’s PlayStation VR headset had exceeded 5 million units.

“A Hundred Flowers Blooming” in VR Market

In addition to Sony’s other seed players in the VR market, Facebook is expected to focus on selling Oculus Quest 2 for some time. -Quality VR head-mounted display products, but I don’t think consumers will pay for it. “In addition, Zuckerberg also mentioned in a previous interview. That Facebook is developing an advanced pro. Which is equipped with advanced sensors, and includes eyes. Motion and face tracking technology.

In other news, Apple is searching for a VR head-mounted display device. HTC is focusing on the development of wireless VR, and their main target group is focused in the commercial market. Microsoft supports the development of VR. But there is no sign. That the company’s Xbox VR gaming headset will be launched.

However Oculus Quest 2 dominates the VR market at an affordable price ($ 299) this year. Major internet giants are dying to gain momentum in the VR field, and 2020 could become a new match point in the VR market.

Conclusion: Experience and a sense of new technologies can be critical to Sony’s success

The new generation of Sony Playstation next generation VR, VR headsets developed by Sony have significantly improved the system and design from existing models. Eye tracking technology is the highlight of this product. As one of the giants in the field of sports, Sony has strong control over game development and player psychology.

Sony has also followed the pace, with major Internet giants moving into the VR market. But if this VR wants to make a place in the VR market. So Sony will have to bring more new technologies and new features to the product design while ensuring a sense of gaming experience.

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