Sony is determined to keep its VR genre active with the PS5. The company still supports the older headset by making use of an adaptor which you can claim for free from the company. However, the console maker just filed a new patent for a brand-new PS VR headset which features some fancy new tech inside of it including haptic feedback and LED lighting.
According to the patent, the head mount display will work across both PlayStation and PC hardware. In addition, the HMD (head mount display) is a lot lighter than the previous model and includes new pressure points to maximise the comfort of the device. These points also signal to the console whether or not the device is being worn correctly.
Sony is going to incorporate its DualSense haptic feedback feature into the new PS VR headset by making use of motors inside the device that provide vibration feedback to the user. This allows for a better sense of what is going in the game and delivers more immersion.
Apart from the new tech inside the device, much of the wearing experience seems to be the same. There’s a clamp at the back of the headset that users can tighten and the LED lights will allow the HD camera to track the users while they wear the headset.
Take a look at the patent for both new PS VR models down below thanks to Let’s Go Digital
The big question now is whether or not the new PS VR is wireless and what display and resolution it will support. While the patent may reveal new information on the outside tech, it does not tell us any internal specifications of the device. Sony will no doubt improve the visual quality of the display compared to the first model which only packed a single screen at 1080×960 per eye. Let’s hope they double up the display and resolution like other headsets on the market.
When will see the new PS VR headset? We think it may be a while before Sony announces it. We suspect the company could plan on releasing the new device by 2023.