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New patent hints at PSVR getting HTC Vive features

We might see motion trackers on Sony's VR headset

Psvr With Htc Vive

A new patent published by Sony indicates that the company might be looking into sensors that could bring motion tracking to the PlayStation VR, similar to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

According to the patent,  the system will track the wearer's movements and location with a similar technology used in higher-end headsets, which come with projectors that 'sense' the user's location in a designated space, according to CG Mag. As of now, the PSVR utilizes a PlayStation Camera peripheral to visually track the user's head position using lights on the front of the headset.

The new solution from the patent would work just fine, while keeping costs down to half that of a Vive and will be able to provide  room-scale motion tracking. This would offer a more immersive experience for users and open up possibilities for what kind of games can be developed for Sony's headset.

However, like most patents, this is not confirmation of Sony releasing a new add-on to its VR headset. It was also not clarified if this would function as an accessory or part of some kind of successor to the original PS VR headset. However, it is reassuring that Sony is still working on developing the PSVR headset further.  Are you looking forward to the PS VR getting this upgrade? Let us know in the comments below.


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