Sony and Nintendo are reportedly preparing to announce the next generation of the PlayStation VR headset.
Sources told The Verge that Sony and the Nintendo team have discussed a “new headset” that will use a “different” technology for positional tracking.
The new headset would also use a separate camera, which would be the first time it’s been revealed for a VR headset to use a camera system.
The VR headset, which is reportedly still in development, would also reportedly include wireless charging, and it would be able to “see” in 3D.
According to a report from the Verge, Nintendo has already “bought a few of the prototypes” and “has started building a prototype for the headset.”
The source also said that “a large portion of the team” has “finished testing” the prototype, though it was not clear if that meant they were able to take part in the “tests.”
The source said that the new headset will be made by Sony, which has “a very clear goal to build a solid, high-end VR headset.”
Nintendo will likely “take a different approach.”
The Verge’s source also reported that the “headset” will have a “very high price” and that “it’ll likely be the most expensive VR headset ever.”
We reached out to Sony and Microsoft for comment on the report, and they haven’t yet responded.
The Verge report comes a day after Sony announced the next iteration of the PS4 in March, which launched with a new version of the Oculus Rift headset.
Microsoft is also reportedly preparing a VR system for the Xbox One.