Sony reveals next-gen virtual reality gaming system

Sony has revealed it is launching a next generation virtual reality (VR) gaming system for its popular PS5 console at the Consumer Electrics Show in Las Vegas.

The announcement marks an upgrade on its current PSVR system which was rolled out in 2016 and has seen high levels of competition since, mainly from Meta’ Oculus Rift headset.

Sony also announced its first exclusive title for the Playstation VR2, Horizon Call of the Mountain, which will be the latest instalment in its machine hunting action franchise.

The new VR headset will include haptic feedback, eye-tracking tech and can connect to PS5 consoles through a single cable.

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Eye-tracking software will allow for forested rendering, which means that screen images will render more quickly by reducing the quality of images in the headset user’s peripheral vision, saving vast amounts of computer power.

Haptic feedback in the headset means that gamers will be able to feel characters’ raised pulses during moments of tension and “”the rush of objects passing close to the character’s head, or the thrust of a vehicle as the character specs forwards”.

The new generation headset also offers a huge improvement in screen resolution, beating the 1920 x 1080 of the first gen with an impressive 2000 x 2040.

Currently the headset or the new Horizon title have no release date.

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