The Sony PlayStation VR2 design was revealed at CES 2022, and since then, new information has leaked. Apparently, the company filed a patent for ‘Positional Haptics via Head-Mounted Peripheral’, which has lead some to believe that haptic technology could be used to improve the headset’s immersive sound technology.
Why would haptic technology have anything to do with surround sound? The patent describes the technology as haptic sensors designed to measure the player’s head in relation to objects that output sound in a game. These sensors would then use the distance of a player to this object, the frequency, and specific audio data to determine how the haptic feedback would respond. In other wwords, you should be able to feel a strong wind blowing against your face.
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You’ll notice the PS VR2 headset has a similar shape as the PS VR2 Sense controller, taking on a matching ‘orb’ look. The circular orb shape represents the 360-degree view that players feel when they enter the virtual reality world, so this shape captures it nicely,” said Hideaki Nishino, Senior Vice President, Platform Experience.