04 Aug 2021 1:15 PM +00:00

PS5 VR Rumored To Feature OLED Screens, 4K HDR, Eye-Tracking Capabilities And More

PlayStation is looking to revamp PSVR for a new generation.

Having recently showcased PS5 VR's new controllers for the aforementioned headset, more details about the system have surfaced.

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PS5 VR Rumored To Feature OLED Screens, 4K HDR, Eye-Tracking Capabilities, And More

In a supposed closed-door summit to potential PS5 VR developers yesterday, features from the upcoming VR headset have reportedly leaked from a closed-door event held by Sony. As always, though, it's best to take this with a pinch of salt.

In accordance with a new rumour, it seems like the next generation headset will be a major step-up from previous versions.

With Sony calling it "NGVR" (Next-Generation Virtual Reality), the forthcoming device will reportedly offer:

  • Fresnel lens that allows for OLED screens boasting 2000 x 2040 resolution per eye.
  • 4K HDR display.
  • FOV of 110 degrees which is 10 degrees more than the first PSVR version, and 20 more degrees than the Oculus Quest 2.
  • FSR (FidelityFX Super Resolution) includes flexible scaling and foveated rendering to limit the strain on PS5's resources.
  • Eye-tracking capabilities.
  • Haptics in the headset to reduce motion sickness.
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The rumor also confirms reports from earlier this year about the specifications of the forthcoming controller. The newly revamped controllers will host adaptive triggers, capacitive touch sensors for the thumb, index, and middle finger while detecting how far your fingers are from the controller.

Without Parole also mentioned Sony's shift in the development of VR games. Instead of focusing on VR experiences, the company is supposedly shifting towards crafting console-quality AAA games that uses the revolutionary technology.

The next-generation headset is believed to be officially unveiled in early 2022.