Since officially announcing that the PlayStation 5 will be releasing next year, more and more info has slowly been released by Sony, giving us more insight into their next console. A new patent seems to give us a look at what the future will hold for the PSVR, which many suspect will release alongside their next-gen console.
According to a patent found by LetsGoDigital, the next iteration of the PSVR could be completely wireless. That’s not the only surprise. The patent also mentions outward-facing cameras. To be more specific, two on the front of the VR headset and one at the back. It also seems to suggest that there will be a camera on the controllers themselves. The headset will also has a bunch of LEDs around it for improved motion detection.
An issue many have had with VR headsets is that you completely lose touch with your surroundings, which is great for immersion but not so great when someone wants to quickly ask you to help wash the dishes. The patents suggest that the new headset could solve this by including a head-mounted display which use the front-facing cameras to create a transparent effect allowing the player to quickly see what is going on around them. Of course, this could also be used for augmented reality which would be a great plus point and could set the headset apart from its competitors.
While this patent doesn’t mean we’ll definitely see these features implemented into the next PSVR, it does give us a peek into what Sony might be planning. It seems the company is going all out with regards to it’s VR offering and we can’t wait to see what their next headset ends up looking like.