Sony's PlayStation 5 launch set for late 2020
Sony said Tuesday its next-generation PlayStation 5 console, with new immersive features giving players the tactile experience of virtual worlds, would launch for the 2020 holiday season. The Japanese electronics firm, which had teased its new console earlier this year, said a major new feature of the updated console would be its immersive controller.
However, a new Sony patent has offered the first clues as to what we can expect. The new headset is described as having two cameras mounted in the front and one at the back along with A camera has also been added to the PlayStation Move controller and yet another camera can be added if the
Sony has also confirmed the PS 5 's 'incredibly powerful' backwards compatibility will let you play online with PS4 players. There have also been rumors that the PS 5 could be backwards compatible Sony has patented a new gaming cartridge that could be used in a new PlayStation handheld device.
The PS5 could support a new accessory for Sony's PlayStation VR headset, one which more authentically simulates the behavior of a virtual reality user from a remote location via telepresence technology.
As first discovered by LetsGoDigital, the device patent was filed by Sony Interactive with USPTO in October, but only become accessible to the public last month, revealing images and extensive descriptions of what's referred to as an "Actuator apparatus."
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In essence, the apparatus is a spherical device with an attached camera that would simulate the VR user's head motions remotely in real time, while also providing a 360 degree view of the room it's situated in directly to the headset itself. This would enable those in proximity to the device to get a better idea of the user's body language, and the patent even suggests it could effectively convey their emotional states (depicting sadness, for instance, if the user - and thus the device - tilts its head down).
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Like the PS 5 's new haptic feedback-based controller, the company is reportedly looking into more form factors for the technology, including a "haptic glove" and a "haptic suit" that could complement the new console and bring a whole new gaming experience to the living room. Launch of the PSVR 2 is still
Sony has filed a patent for a PlayStation 5 Virtual Reality Headset. The new headset looks similar to the original PlayStation VR headset, but with A new PlayStation Move-style controller can also be spotted, which too has a camera. Perhaps the biggest detail that can be spotted from the PS 5
Naturally, this sounds like technology that's more useful for conference calls in Silicon Valley than anything else, with the best already available counterpart being Facebook's Portal infrastructure, which simulates a similar VR space for remote meetings. However, we could easily see this apparatus have its uses for multiplayer and party VR games on PS5, especially as Sony continues to develop a next-gen virtual reality headset for its upcoming successor to the PS4.
That console is due to release sometime in Holiday 2020 (around the same time as the Xbox Project Scarlett), so it's likely we'll hear more official info early next year, but a number of leaked Sony patents and fresh photos from developers of the PS5 devkit have given us a good idea of what to expect. Now all that's left is to sit and wait for the inevitable PlayStation Meeting invitations to start arriving.
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Sony has also patented new technology related to wireless VR headsets. This in means that the experience that you'll get will seem to be much As reported by UploadVR, Sony has also patented technology that would allow a PSVR headset to receive images wirelessly, addressing another major
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