Sony held a private conference for developers yesterday in which it purportedly shared technical details regarding its next-generation VR headset, the PlayStation VR 2.
As reported by PSVR Without Parole, Sony’s PS VR 2 (code named “NGVR,” or next-generation VR) will supposedly feature an HDR OLED display that offers a field of view (FOV) of 110 degrees. This is 10 degrees greater than the FOV provided by the original PS VR headset.
The PS VR 2’s display is also said to offer a resolution of 4000×2040 pixels (2000×2040 per eye) and include eye-tracking support for foveated rendering, a technique that allows VR headsets to reduce their workloads by reducing the image quality in the user’s peripheral (indirect) vision.
Sony reportedly told developers that it’s interested in releasing AAA titles for the PS VR 2 as well, some of which could be hybrid titles that allow players to choose between a standard or VR version of the game when it releases. This would be similar in vein to games such as Hitman 3 and Resident Evil 7, which feature PS VR modes.
Backwards compatibility with old games for the original PSVR, meanwhile, was not confirmed. But we can expect many developers to remaster those older titles for the PS5 and new VR headset, much in the same way flatscreen PS4 titles are often upgraded and either resold or provided to existing owners on the new console.