The future of Sony’s PSVR headset has become even more promising. A recently issued patent assumes that the wireless version of the device is in operation.
The patent has appeared on the Internet this weekend. It details the headset, which seems to communicate wirelessly with hardware that is external and connects to the PS4. The description says that the console that powers the headset will have “a program capable of switching the bandwidth used for communication according to the change in the environment in which the communication device or communication partner is located.”
It is unclear whether this device is just a new version of PSVR or PSVR 2. The patent demonstrates a kit running on PS4 and using a PlayStation camera, but all this may be image examples and no more.
VR wireless headsets, which still work from PCs or consoles, are an interesting perspective. HTC already offers the official VR wireless adapter for its HTC Vive, for example. However, these products require quick connectivity. It is also important that they do not add any perceived delay to the VR experience. However, if Sony is working on an official decision for its next VR headset, this could mean a big jump in the dive between PSVR 1 and 2.
While we are not sure when to expect the appearance of PSVR 2. It is assumed that such a device will work on the next Sony console, hypothetical PS5. In addition, there are many other patents from the company that point to new controllers and tracking systems.
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