Bloomberg sources say next-gen PSVR will use Samsung OLED panel, release planned for holiday 2022

1 : Anonymous2021/06/16 04:18 ID: o0whpw
Bloomberg sources say next-gen PSVR will use Samsung OLED panel, release planned for holiday 2022
2 : Anonymous2021/06/16 13:23 ID: h1yrdqa

Is the PSVR usable with prescription glasses? Or would I need contact lenses?

ID: h1yuy2v

I am a glasses wearer and PSVR fits just fine. Biggest concern is scratching the VR lenses but there are several online that sell little rubber inserts that will act as a buffer between your glasses and the VR lenses. I think I bought a pair on etsy for like $3 and they work like a charm.

In reality, you are probably alright without those buffers but I figured $3 was worth the risk mitigation

ID: h1zmufm

There are also lens vendors who sell prescription lens inserts that attach to the inside of the headset, for a variety of headsets so you don't need to wear glasses. The can look like this or this for example.

ID: h1zekn0

I used it for years with glasses. Although they were small, which reduced the chances of scratches as much as possible.

Lenses are perfectly fine.

ID: h1zjukm

why do you need glasses while wearing the vr headset? Isnt it like 5cm-10cm (never wore one, not sure with that number) away from your eyes?

Edit: Wow I really didnt know that you still have to wear glasses, thanks for clarifying it, reddit friends!

ID: h1yvco1

I’d recommend contacts but you could in theory. Depends on the shape of your face and what feels comfortable as far as the fit of the headset otherwise. If you have glasses that are small and fit the contour of your face more that could help. I’ve always asked my wife to put her contacts in because I’m worried about the lenses getting scratched as the current gen has two main weaknesses (as far as damage potential is concerned) the cord and the lenses, imo.

ID: h1zgn6i

Well, my glasses are quite big so if I ever buy PSVR I'd look into getting a smaller one or contact lenses. I might even not need glasses, i don't know

ID: h1zpsaf

I use big prescription glasses with the VR and it fits fine, no problems

3 : Anonymous2021/06/16 10:10 ID: h1yaf9r

So excited... I just wish they would release it Holiday 2021 🙁 can't wait to buy it!

ID: h1zo5kv

Apparently it's 2022, which is solid.

4 : Anonymous2021/06/16 15:26 ID: h1z7l8i

Bloomberg says a lot of things about hardware lately, how’s that Switch Pro looking again?

ID: h1zmyod

You mean the DLSS Deep Learning Super Switch?

5 : Anonymous2021/06/16 06:46 ID: h1xx5m2

Holiday 2022 seems like it's going to be a massacre for my wallet.

ID: h1yvnkt

If they get half life alyx on the PS5 vr then I will part ways with my money as soon as I can find someone to take it

ID: h1z5reo

PS5 is the fastest selling console of all time, Valve will easily sell 10x of whatever the sale number on PC is. They might be working on the PS5 version now as we speak so it'll be ready for launch with the headset.

That money was never yours anyway, you were holding it for Gaben.

ID: h1zcq5n

Alyx on the Valve Index was such an experience. I would love to see that game make its way to more players.

ID: h1y6s40

Man forget holiday 2022, holiday 2021 looks already stacked!

ID: h1yahnb


6 : Anonymous2021/06/16 07:10 ID: h1xyt8c

Man, that's pretty decent news, Samsung has a good lead on small OLED screens with all their knowledge of the smartphone market, and they're working on tech to push pixel density to 1000 pixels per inch and over (by 2024 reportedly, don't get your hopes up).

Let's see how that date holds up and the rest of the tech evolves.

ID: h1xzkcj

I thought that Sony is the leader on micro OLED Screens. With the rumors stating that Apple will uses Sony's panels for their VR/AR Headset I find it weird that PlayStation won't use their sister company technologies!

But lets wait and see.

ID: h1y1myb

Huh, you're right, I just looked that up too! I knew they're strong on EVFs for their cameras, but those might be a bit slower on refresh rate or something, that wouldn't matter for that use.

Ok, in that case it's kinda strange, maybe they're using Samsung as a production partner while Sony did the R&D?

ID: h1y9t0k

1)Playstation doesn't interact that much with the other division of sony, it's not because they all work under sony that they concert each other each time, each division is independant and do it's own thing.

Sony picture for example use dolby vision and PS don't, the tv division didn't talked with ps for the spec of ps5 resulting in the 2020 tv sony line up not being optimal for playing ps5 while being very good in the cinema mode because they worked with sony pictures. SIE is all about exclusivity meanwhile Sony music Japan Aniplex(their anime division) does game for mobile/pc/xbox and nintendo too, they have contest to win series X, they have partenership with nintendo for some games and release their app first on switch instead of ps.

2) Partenership with Samsung is more cost effective for them since they probably get mass production cheaper rather doing all by themselve.

7 : Anonymous2021/06/16 07:34 ID: h1y0ggk

Wow, finally an OLED next-gen headset! It's going to be glorious.

ID: h1y9n17

PSVR had OLED too.

ID: h1ylcwq

The original rift and the Vive both had OLED and Alyx is probably the only game even close to fitting next gen in the VR realm currently..

ID: h1yk7ba

So does Quest 1

ID: h1yagor

It’s not next gen

8 : Anonymous2021/06/16 06:29 ID: h1xvw2b

I was hoping for a slightly earlier release, but having it next year would be awesome anyway. I'm pre-ordering it day 1 for sure!

ID: h1yvvwe

Covid is delaying everything but given the production issues with PS5 I’m not surprised at all. We also need games to take advantage of the tech and they’re all delayed. Hopefully they can get something to coincide with the release like half life alyx. Probably a pipe dream but here’s hoping

9 : Anonymous2021/06/16 12:40 ID: h1ymnqb

I hope it's at the right price. PSVR is the only VR I'm excited about now.

10 : Anonymous2021/06/16 11:56 ID: h1yij0e

I thought all Samsung OLEDs are pentile. Does this mean that PSVR2 wont have RGB pixels? 🙁 Are the resolution high enough to not make it a problem?

ID: h1yqspd

The current PSVR also uses Samsung OLED panels and they are RGB subpixels, not Pentile!

They may be requesting to continue using RGB for this new panel, or they may have a high enough pixel density that the use of Pentile becomes irrelevant. Pentile is a (significant) cost saving and yield improving measure - but not a technical requirement of OLED. At 400ppi (5.5” 1920x1080) the current display appears to have been cost effective to produce with RGB subpixels, but if they push the screen to 800ppi or higher with the new PSVR 2 then it may not be economically viable to use RGB any longer.

11 : Anonymous2021/06/16 13:13 ID: h1yqbgy

Can't wait to see what it looks like

12 : Anonymous2021/06/16 20:51 ID: h20h07r

Bloomberg sources - you might just as well listen to Matt down the pub.

13 : Anonymous2021/06/16 09:09 ID: h1y6g85

Only worth it with a proper amount of good games.

ID: h1y7819

I am expecting sony to push exclusive VR games really hard in the future

ID: h1yetbz

i wait until then and hope for a discount.
I dont wanna spend idk 500 bucks just for some mini-games n stuff.
I want stuff like Half Life: Alyx from Valve Type of quality or some interesting VR and non VR Coop Games or something.

ID: h1ymv5s

I really hope Elite Dangerous comes to PSVR2. That alone would be worth it for me.

14 : Anonymous2021/06/16 12:56 ID: h1yofg4

Never bought PSVR cause it was still early and gimmicky. Then by 2018-2019 I figured 2 is around the corner so May as well wait for the upgrade.

Definitely jumping on this one this time. Especially if it works with PSVR1 games.

ID: h1ysqt8

I'm not sure it will work with PSVR1 games by default, will need different control schemes with the new controllers. Likely everything worth porting will get a port though.

ID: h1yvgd7

I'm hoping we can use the standard dualsense for older PSVR1 games on PSVR2 at least. I'm more excited for new games with full motion controls though.

ID: h1z3xjx

I hope so. there’s so many shovel ware titles so they might just ignore BC.

ID: h1zdduc

Nothing about PSVR was gimmicky at all.

ID: h207oud

It is most certainly not gimmicky.

15 : Anonymous2021/06/16 15:26 ID: h1z7lat

I’m really hoping Valve releases Half-Life: Alyx on PS5 when the next PSVR drops..

ID: h1zd7m0

I’d have a fucking heart attack if it happened. I was there from the VERY beginning of Hl and still love the game to this day.

16 : Anonymous2021/06/16 05:47 ID: h1xsri0

Think I read something a few weeks back about the makers of the lenes most VR headsets use having an order for Sony around the same time.

17 : Anonymous2021/06/16 16:21 ID: h1zfgpm

Bloomberg sources are rarely accurate. Still waiting on imminent switch pro reveal

ID: h1znurd

Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't Bloomberg just say it exists and state some specs? I don't think it was them that said it would be revealed already?

19 : Anonymous2021/06/16 13:57 ID: h1yvhzh

I really hope the non-wireless thing turns out to be a surprise. It’s honestly the number one gripe I and anyone who plays it has with the current.

20 : Anonymous2021/06/16 05:58 ID: h1xtmbs

Holiday 2022 seems a bit too far when they've already shown off the controllers. The timing feels more imminent, rather than another 1.5 years of waiting. I would have guessed a Q1-Q2 2022 release.

In comparison, the Dualsense controller was revealed in April 2020, with the PS5 released at the end of the year.

21 : Anonymous2021/06/16 08:17 ID: h1y38n3

I think the core problem is they likely had a marketing plan in place for PSVR 2. However, the pandemic and silicon chip shortage has impacted that plan. For example we know the pandemic hit a lot of Japanese companies like Nintendo hard.

They likely want a larger install base of PS5 owners and for the chip shortage to ease off a little so they can make PSVR2 in reasonable quantities.

22 : Anonymous2021/06/16 10:51 ID: h1yda81

And I'm sure they want the operating system to be ready for back compat VR and all other fringe issues with introducing new hardware into the ecosystem. Not to mention time for some hot new vr2 games too. Holiday 2022 sounds like perfect timing

23 : Anonymous2021/06/16 13:36 ID: h1ysx5u

I think the hope on my end is Foveated Rendering is a thing on it, and it works very well - this alone would extend development time for games to account for the need to push more graphics on their games. In that sense the wait could be seen as a good thing.

24 : Anonymous2021/06/16 13:05 ID: h1ypca5

Not sure why I'm getting downvoted???? I'm sure others were also hoping it would arrive sooner. Internet is sure weird.

25 : Anonymous2021/06/16 16:00 ID: h1zcil3

I know they said they're planning on there only being one wire to keep the cost reasonable, but I still hope they're somehow able to find a way to make it wireless without making it insanely expensive in the time until it releases. I just think the added mobility and ease-of-use that being wireless provides would make it much more of a must-have purchase for PlayStation owners -- but that's just me.

26 : Anonymous2021/06/16 19:38 ID: h206x74

The wire is for quality of visuals, as much as cost. Not to mention play duration for wireless Quest is quite bad. It won't be stand alone, so a wire is just not problematic in any way assuming it is long enough, and easily replaced.

27 : Anonymous2021/06/16 16:04 ID: h1zd3ux

I was just playing Rogue Squadrons and love it, but I’d absolutely LOVE a wireless option and pay a premium or it.

I can get by with wires but wireless would just be soooooo much better.

Either way I’m in 200% and can’t wait.

28 : Anonymous2021/06/16 16:04 ID: h1zd101

Just hoping theirs enough quality content for it to justify me spending another 300 to 500 dollars on one.

29 : Anonymous2021/06/16 19:33 ID: h2069uh

There is more than enough to justify the current headset, but if you think the library will be as well stocked at launch that is not realistic.

30 : Anonymous2021/06/16 16:05 ID: h1zd5qk

Chances of Half Life Alyx coming out for PSVR??

31 : Anonymous2021/06/16 19:26 ID: h205bt7

Pretty high, but HLA will almost certainly pale in comparison to some of the PSVR 2 games we see by the end of its lifecycle. Not saying anything bad about the game, I'm looking forward to playing it also.

32 : Anonymous2021/06/16 20:44 ID: h20g2tq

Why would Valve port it to PS5 if Sony is not gonna have the headset work on PC? It doesn't help Valve in anyway.

33 : Anonymous2021/06/16 17:17 ID: h1zna87

2 years after the PS5 launched seems like a really long time. Why would they have shown the new VR controllers so soon if this is true?

34 : Anonymous2021/06/16 17:58 ID: h1zswuo

To get ahead of leaks. They released that info when they were sent to devs.

35 : Anonymous2021/06/16 17:24 ID: h1zoaou

So glad they're staying with oled

36 : Anonymous2021/06/16 19:25 ID: h2053jg

dang, was hoping for holiday 2021. will probably be buying this new one when it releases

37 : Anonymous2021/06/16 19:30 ID: h205viz

do we know the resolution then?

38 : Anonymous2021/06/16 23:15 ID: h20ysol

Will we have those cables again around the vr ? And is it gonna be 4k or at least 2.7k?

39 : Anonymous2021/06/16 23:55 ID: h2138t0

And while you wait you can buy all the games that aren’t out until 2022. And if you’re lucky, you can be broke and bored before 2021 is up!

40 : Anonymous2021/06/16 06:53 ID: h1xxmcc


41 : Anonymous2021/06/16 11:30 ID: h1ygbqf

Well that'd be a bummer. Samsung is unreliable and I'd rather have nothing to do with brand. :/

42 : Anonymous2021/06/16 16:08 ID: h1zdm8j

I have two PSVR headsets from 2016 launch and they work perfectly. A bunch of my friends still have theirs in great condition.

Not issue with quality.

43 : Anonymous2021/06/16 13:32 ID: h1ysgrd

They already lost me at it not being completely wireless. Ill wait for psvr 3

44 : Anonymous2021/06/16 17:59 ID: h1zt31o

Are there any cordless vr systems?

45 : Anonymous2021/06/16 18:53 ID: h200ozp

Quest / Quest 2 are entirely cordless and can link with a host PC over airplay.

46 : Anonymous2021/06/16 19:40 ID: h20794q

Stupid is as stupid does.

47 : Anonymous2021/06/16 22:03 ID: h20q8de

Haha fuck off. Why is it stupid to want it to be wireless? By the time is out this will be an expected standard. The psvr 1 was such a mess of cables i never wanted to actually use it

48 : Anonymous2021/06/16 14:16 ID: h1yxyd2

So does this mean Christmas time this year, or next year? Because January 1st is a holiday and it's 2022.

49 : Anonymous2021/06/16 15:25 ID: h1z7cvx

i think you know the answer

50 : Anonymous2021/06/16 21:38 ID: h20n5ce

That's way too far, ffs.


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