Sony has revised a patent for even more VR technology, following a display at CES 2022 showing the technical characteristics of the PS VR2. The technology in issue would allow gamers to scan real-world objects into virtual reality, allowing them to interact with anything in the VR environment.
This invention was originally filed on June 23, 2021, but the patent office objected to certain of its claims, causing Sony to modify the details and resubmit. Sony and the patent office appear to have started moving forward with the procedure as of yesterday, after Sony’s adjustments and modifications.
At this time, it’s unclear exactly what the patent’s applications might be.
There are obvious ways that technology like that may be utilized in video games, but given how little is known about the PS VR2 and the titles that will be released for it, there isn’t enough information to say for certain that it will be used in VR games. Depending on the game, the technology might be utilized for non-VR experiences as well.