Leading eye tracking technology firm Tobii has announced that it has officially entered into a partnership with Sony for PSVR 2 eye tracking. Back in February, Tobii revealed that it was negotiating a contract with Sony, leading to speculations that PSVR 2’s development isn’t as far along as previously thought. However, it’s possible that Sony’s working with a number of partners.
Tobii’s statement on PSVR 2 eye tracking partnership
In a press release, Tobii said that it will receive upfront revenue from Sony starting in 2022 and it looks like the this figure is quite significant because the company claims it will represent more than ten percent of its revenue this year. “Due to the rapid evolution of the VR industry, revenue contribution guidance beyond 2022 is associated with significant uncertainty,” reads the press release. “Consequently, at this point, Tobii cannot provide guidance on the revenue potential beyond 2022.”
Tobii CEO Anand Srivatsa added the following statement:
PlayStation VR 2 establishes a new baseline for immersive virtual reality entertainment and will enable millions of users across the world to experience the power of eye tracking. Our partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment is continued validation of Tobii’s world-leading technology capabilities to deliver cutting-edge solutions at mass-market scale.
PSVR 2 still doesn’t have a release window let alone a release date although Sony has been drip feeding information about the upcoming system. We recently got our first look at PSVR 2 bundle contents via a developer so it looks like mass production has begun. Currently, the PSVR 2 is speculated to release sometime in Q1 2023, missing the holiday season, but Sony hasn’t confirmed these reports.
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