Sony’s next-generation VR headset for the PS5 has yet to be detailed in full. Sony has recently shared how the device will be enhanced through its new controller but as for the headset itself, we don’t know much. A new report from UploadVR claims to have some insider information regarding the specs of the PS5 VR headset.
According to the report, Sony’s new PS5 VR headset will pack a new higher resolution that is leaps and bounds above the PS4 model. While the PS4 model rendered at 1080p (960 × 1080 per eye), the PS5 VR will feature a 4K 4000 x 2040 resolution at 2000×2040 per eye.
UploadVR also claims that the PS5 VR headset will feature gaze-tracking technology that will be able to track the user’s eye. This will work hand-in-hand with the headset’s foveated rendering which is a technique that allows the image to render a sharper image with more detail around the area where the user is looking. Similar to how our eyes work in real life. The object we focus on is sharp and detailed while the surrounding image is unfocused.
Of course, the PS5 being all about haptic feedback and the VR controllers already confirmed to include the feature, Sony will also pack the tech into the headset itself. It is unclear how the headset will make use of the vibration technology but you will most likely be able to feel raindrops falling on your head thanks to the haptic feedback in the PS5 VR headset.
Keep in mind that this is all just a report for now and there’s no real proof that the source has confirmed the above. The publication claims to have received the information from a “reliable source” but take it with a pinch of salt for now. Sony is set to release the PS5 VR headset in 2022 so we will most likely see it in the flesh before the end of the year.