Sony’s Next VR Headset Could Follow Your Eyes To Optimize Objects You See

Tobii, a Swedish firm specializing in eye-tracking technology, made a brief announcement Monday that it is currently “in negotiation” with Sony Interactive Entertainment.

This could lead to Tobii being the provider of eye-tracking tech in the next-generation VR headset Sony is developing, the PlayStation VR2 (PS VR2).

Not much is known about the headset yet, although Sony has previously revealed images of the controllers, innovatively shaped to encircle the player’s hands. The VR2’s predecessor, the PS VR, was released in October 2016, before the famed PlayStation 5 was even released.

SlashGear notes that Sony has detailed the use of eye tracking in the VR2, alongside other features like haptic feedback and 3D audio. The headset, using cameras that follow the user’s line of sight, will reportedly be able to detect “the motion of your eyes.”

Foveated rendering is incorporated to ensure that the areas of an image in direct view of the user are rendered at full quality, while the surrounding areas are displayed at a lower resolution to represent peripheral sight.

Source: DesignTAXI