PlayStation VR Will Connect With An External Processing Box For Extra Power
Ever since its announcement, many gamers have wondered how exactly will Sony be making PlayStation VR, once known as Project Morpheus, work with a PS4 when the latest generation console fails to deliver a full 1080p experience with 60 frames per second. According to Sony themselves, 90fps is the sweet spot for VR gaming and even 60fps causes discomfort over long sessions.
There were hints about it earlier but now it has been confirmed through Polygon that the final retail version of PlayStation VR will come with a separate external box that will be powering up the VR headset and giving it enough juice so that people can enjoy 1080p VR experience which the company is promising. In hindsight, it does make sense since Sony previously did mention that PlayStation VR will be pretty much another console with the price tag of one too.
The PlayStation VR will plug in to the external processing box, which is slightly smaller than a Wii console and will be included in the PS VR package, and the processing box will then plug in to the PS4. This allows dual screen usage as well as others can see the person playing the game through the TV connected to the PS4.
PlayStation VR is set to officially launch in early 2016 alongside other VR headsets, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. The headset will feature a 5.7-inch OLED display with each eye getting 960 x 1080 resolution. There is no concrete release date or price tag for the headset yet.