Sony Interactive Entertainment has been working on the headset that will succeed PlayStation VR on PS5 for some time. The thing has been official for a long time. But Sony is not just PlayStation. Another branch of the electronics giant is researching virtual reality. And she recently revealed the fruits of her labor.
Sony took advantage of its Sony Technology Day to unveil a prototype 8K virtual reality headset. Equipped with micro OLED screens, this headset promises a strong improvement in the quality of graphics as well as reduced latency. The project was presented by research and development engineers from Sony Group Corporation.
Virtual reality soon in 8K?
According to the people behind this virtual reality headset, each of the two “microdisplays“of the headset displays 4K. The 8K resolution is therefore achieved by combining the two. In terms of latency, data is sent in less than 0.01 seconds.
As the pictures and videos of this prototype show, things are still far from a marketable model. However, technological advances in virtual reality headsets are rife. And it is interesting to note the display quality that it is now possible to achieve on helmets of reduced size.
The PlayStation VR 2 is not there?
It currently seems unlikely that such 8K technology will be embedded in the PlayStation VR 2. Sony has not yet officially presented the virtual reality headset for the PS5. On the other hand, he has already unveiled his controllers.
As for the headset itself, there are rumors of 4K HDR OLED panels. The PlayStation VR 2 would also exploit the detection of eye movement associated with foveal rendering. However, these elements have not yet been confirmed by Sony.
For its part, Sony promises that the virtual reality headset of the PS5 will offer a “dramatic leap in performance and interactivity. “According to the latest rumors from the hallway, this new helmet should land at the end of 2022.
What do you think of this new prototype 8K virtual reality headset? Do you think the PlayStation VR 2 will be far from this level of quality? Do you believe that virtual reality approaches a quality-size ratio allowing its democratization? Give us your opinion in the comments below.