Sony’s new patent application hints of wireless PSVR
Sony wants you to break free from PlayStation’s cables it seems.
Sony might be looking to expand their PlayStation Virtual Reality experience to more than just sitting in the corner with the VR gear and using the controller to get immersed in the virtual environment as they have been reported to file a patent to a tracking system similar to the HTC Vive’s.
Spotted by CGM, the patent describes itself as “A method for determining an orientation of a photosensor of a controller with respect to a projector is described. The method includes generating, by a beam generator of the projector, a beam. The method further includes modifying a direction of travel of the beam using a micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) mirror that moves in a pattern, deflecting the beam, calculating a time at which the beam is detected and determining based on the pattern and the time an orientation of the beam to determine the orientation of the photosensor“. As baffling as the abstract might be, to further understand Sony’s goal for the patent, they have of course included images which already gives us a clear hint as to what they are after:
Note that while the patent application exists, there isn’t any confirmation yet if Sony is indeed working on a wireless version of the PSVR and may even a room-level experience for their VR gear, however it does suggest that they are planning to, perhaps for the next generation of video games when actual Virtual Reality titles are to hit the console gaming market.