Rumor: Next PSVR has eye tracking and higher resolution

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The next version of Sony’s PlayStation VR would have a higher resolution than its predecessor, feature eye tracking and foveated rendering, and should be connected with a single USB-C cable, a new rumor reports.

The resolution is according to UploadVR 4000×2040 pixels in total, or 2000×2040 pixels per eye. The previous PSVR for the PS4 has 1920×1080 pixels, 960×1080 pixels per eye. The most popular VR headset at the moment, the Oculus Quest 2, has 3664×1920 pixels. A higher resolution should reduce the screen door effect, where users see the pixels during use.

To use those pixels, Sony uses eye tracking and foveated rendering , where the part users are looking at is sharper than the rest. This prevents the VR headset from having to focus the entire image and thus saves computing power.

The headset also has a vibration motor for haptic feedback, claims UploadVR. Sony itself previously announced that the controllers can also provide haptic feedback. According to UploadVR, the single cable that Sony talked about in the limited information about the headset is a USB-C cable that connects to the port on the front of the PS5’s case.

Sony said in February that there is still a lot of work to be done in preparing the new PSVR for release. That is why it would not be released until after 2021. The PS5 itself came out last fall and is still poorly available.

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