Sony’s next-gen PSVR headset for PlayStation 5 is targeting a Holiday 2022 release window and will use an OLED Samsung screen, according to a Bloomberg report. The article cites “people with knowledge of the matter” as its source, and explains that while other major virtual reality manufacturers move to LCD screens, the Japanese giant will iterate upon the OLED in its previous headset.
There’s no word on what kind of resolution the platform holder is targeting, although an article earlier in the year suggested it was coveting 4000x2040 – a colossal increase on the 1920x1080 used in the company’s previous version. Perhaps more exciting is that the headset will purportedly support gaze-tracking capable of foveated rendering, which means that developers will potentially be able to save processing power by only rendering objects you’re looking at in high detail.
The firm’s yet to officially elaborate on its plans for the next-gen PSVR headset beyond sharing prototype images of its motion controllers, but we’re desperate to see what it’s been cooking up behind closed doors. Hopefully we don’t have to wait too much longer.