New Patent Reveals Possible next-gen PlayStation VR Features

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When we’re not freaking out about Sony casually dropping PS5 news on the internet, the majority of stories come from rumors and patents. Specifically, patents reveal possible new avenues Sony is considering in the next generation.

We haven’t heard any solid news yet about plans for PlayStation VR yet. Sony has said that it will remain a focus in the next generation. This new patent offers a window into some of their potential plans.

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Thanks to the keen eyes over at LetsGoDigital, we have this new patent in our hands. It was filed back in February of 2019, but it only became public the week of October 9th, 2019.

The images in the patent show a new PlayStation VR design that includes two front cameras and one in the rear. There’s also a camera on the controller, which looks to be a revamped PlayStation Move design.

These exterior cameras are in addition to LEDs on the device, for use with a separate camera like the one we have now on the PS4. According to the patent, it’s also possible the headset could be wireless, and use Bluetooth for data transmission.

Similar to some of the current high-end headsets, the patent mentions a “transparent” view. This allows you to see the feed from the exterior cameras and effectively view your surroundings in real-time with the headset on.

The benefit here would be a way to check where you’re standing. It could also be an avenue to overlay effects on the real world, making this a potential AR headset as well!

Sony confirmed already that your current PSVR headset will work on the PS5. Even so, this proves that they are already thinking about what comes next for VR. I for one can’t wait to see what they have in store.

Do you use PlayStation VR? What do you think of these potential features? Let us know in the comments!

Article by – Bradley Ramsey
Insert date – 10/10/19

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