One of many widespread complaints that PlayStation VR faces is the wires that entangle its customers behind them, however with this new patent, maybe that will likely be a factor of the previous.
Sony has patented a brand new band dedication gadget and frequency band dedication technique to permit the PlayStation system to determine the situation of the consumer’s monitoring. Based on the patent, the PS4 may have a “program able to switching a frequency band used for communication sooner than earlier than in response to a change in an surroundings by which a communication gadget or a communication associate is positioned.” The language is likely to be just a little superior, however the related photos make issues fairly clear.
It’s tough to evaluate the scientific language of the patent, however from what this appears like, the picture is shipped out to the headset wirelessly and suggestions is returned to a get away field hooked up to the PlayStation system.
Whether or not or not that is going to be the identical PlayStation VR unit with a wi-fi tweak, a totally new mannequin with a greater heads up show for a brand new system (PSVR2 on the PS5 possibly?), or if it’s truly going to launch is unclear. Whereas patents might trace at expertise that firms are exploring, they don’t at all times launch. A brand new PSVR with out cables hasn’t been formally confirmed by Sony, however one of many earliest cited considerations with wi-fi VR was the latency. If Sony is exploring the expertise, it may imply that they’ve solved any delays brought on by the wi-fi transmission.
PlayStation has been a giant focus for Sony over the previous few years, and for good motive. Selection reported that Sony’s final monetary quarter made the corporate a web revenue of $three.78 billion from a income of $21.three billion. Sony’s Sport and Community Companies department made a couple of third of Sony’s enterprise, making it probably the most profitable side of the corporate with $7.three billion of income, in response to Engadget. As of December 31, 2018, greater than 91.6 million PlayStation four techniques have been bought since its launch in 2013. With the success of VR as a part of that, and video games like Beat Saber crossing the million gross sales mark, it is smart for Sony to be exploring methods to make the expertise extra consumer pleasant sooner or later.
In September 2018, Sony filed a patent for a VR headset with in-built sensors and thermometers that may verify for a consumer’s movement illness and effectively being. If the headset thinks that one is unwell, it might alert the consumer.
Would you prefer to see PlayStation VR go wi-fi? In the event you haven’t jumped on PSVR but, would a wi-fi headset persuade you to purchase one?