PlayStation VR Tracking Combinations Detailed In Sony Presentation
User tracking plays a big role in every premium virtual reality experience such as PlayStation VR and Oculus Rift. In the case of PS VR, the PlayStation Camera works alongside the VR headset and tracks the light emitted from the headset, similar to the one emitted by DS4 controller. The console can track up to 4 devices at a time, which Sony detailed in a recent presentation.
The slide shows different device combinations the PS4 is capable of tracking as shown by Sony Technical Account Manager Vernon Harmon during recent talks at the 2015 Montreal International Game Summit.
There are a total of 6 possible combinations for tracking while up to 5 devices at are being shown as tracked for each combination which seems to suggest that PlayStation VR tracking is separate from the total of 4 possible devices that can be tracked.
However, these aren’t the only possible combinations as according to Vernon:
“As you can see from this sampling there are a lot of different combinations of tracked controllers that can give you a number of different multiplayer configurations.”
The possibilities and limits increase as players connect compatible Sony Xperia devices so serve as second screen and controller as well as more possibilities in a networked setup with more VR headsets and controllers.
PlayStation VR, previously known as Project Morpheus, is expected to go on sale in the first half of 2016. No fixed price tag has been declared yet but Sony did say that it will cost about the same as a console.