Field of view: Sony confirms PSVR will be supported by PlayStation 5

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We're back, and it's time for Field of view - the place where we bring you the biggest VR and AR news from the past week.

Last week saw details emerge around Nintendo Labo VR support for Super Mario Odyssey and more titles, and this week there's even more VR gaming news to explore, as Sony drops some breadcrumbs regarding the next generation of PSVR.

Continue exploring, as we round up more news headlines and give you a couple of recommendations to check out.

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Sony PSVR will be supported by PS5

Field of view: Sony confirms that PSVR will be supported by PlayStation 5

The current generation of Sony's PlayStation VR will be supported through its next-generation console, the company confirmed this week.

In an interview with Wired, Sony's lead system architect, Mark Cerny, noted that all existing versions of the VR headset would work with PS5, though wouldn't be moved on the company's plans for a PlayStation VR 2 system.

"I won't go into the details of our VR strategy today, beyond saying that VR is very important to us and the current PSVR headset is compatible with the new console," he said.

Read next: The best PSVR games to download

Now, whether or not the catalogue of PSVR titles - ones currently compatible with the PS4 - will be carried over remains to be seen. However, at least from a hardware point of view, it's now much a much clearer decision for those currently teetering on the edge of buying a PSVR, and those who were previously put off by the lack of potential support in the future.

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Lenovo-Disney AR headset may get a Marvel game

Field of view: Sony confirms that PSVR will be supported by PlayStation 5

An FCC filing uncovered by Variety appears to suggest that Lenovo and Disney are working on a Marvel game - following on from the Star Wars: Jedi Challenges title that launched alongside the pair's AR headset.

The patent refers to a 'Lenovo Mirage 1.5 Marvel Controller', with the report also pointing out that this is described as a standalone controller and references to a 'Marvel Package'.

Now, it's unclear what kind of Marvel game could be in development, though we have previously seen Spider Man and Iron Man feature in VR games. The former also featured in an augmented reality game released by Hasbro.

Acer announces Ojo upgrade

Field of view: Sony confirms that PSVR will be supported by PlayStation 5

After releasing its original OJO 500 headset back in August, Acer has unveiled a high-end version of the device tailor-made for professional creators. Called the ConceptD OJO, the new headset has a total resolution of 4320 × 2160, which appears to be similar to the HP Reverb, announced in March.

It represents a big jump in quality from the previous OJO model, which featured 1,440 × 1,440 resolution in each eye, though there's currently no word on when it'll release or what, indeed, the price will be. As we say, this won't be targeted at everyday VR consumers, though it's likely this still comes in under the $1,000 mark - perhaps double the tag of the OJO 500, which cost $400.

Watch this: Star Wars Vader Immortal

After previously being announced for Oculus Quest, Star Wars: Vader Immortal has now been confirmed for the Oculus Rift, too - along with a new trailer, shown above.

The experience, which is being described as a series by ILMxLAB and Oculus Studios, appears to lean more towards being viewed, rather than played, with those working on the project saying, "It's not a movie, it's not a ride, and it's not a game," according to Road To VR.

Back this: Luci Immers

VR startup Luci is debuting a new headset focused on home movie viewing, with its initial $25,000 funding goal secured in just 30 minutes. At the time of writing, the company has just surpassed the $350,000 mark, as backers pick between three models of the device shown above.

There's the Crown, which offers the look and compatibility of a typical VR headset, the Glass, which has a smartglasses design featuring glasses attached to a frame, and the Band, acting as a lighter version of the Crown.

All models are expected by the company to ship later this year, and we'll be keeping our eye on this one and looking to see if it's the real deal upon release. Interested? Well, there's still time to back the project on Indiegogo.


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