Sony PlayStation VR2: the Most Anticipated VR Headset Yet
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Sony has been working on a highly anticipated gadget–PlayStation VR2 next-generation virtual reality system for the PS5. The headset has been announced during this year’s CES 22. And while we do not know what the VR2 is supposed to look like yet, the Horizon Call of the Mountain from Guerrilla and Firesprite already has a version for the PS VR2:
The new device from Sony promises to take your game to another level by offering a heightened sense of presence by submerging you into the gaming universe.
Let’s explore some of the features the PlayStation VR2 is said to have below.
PlayStation VR2 Features
This is what we know so far
- Visual Fidelity
The new PlayStation VR2 (PS VR2) will offer 4K HDR for high-fidelity visuals and a 110-degree view. When paired with an OLED display PS VR2 will offer a 2000×2040 per eye resolution and 90/120Hz frame rates.
- Eye Tracking
This feature allows for almost a real-lifelike interaction experience. The headset will detect the eye movements of the player, enhancing the emotional response when interacting with other gamers online. Not only does the feature offer added realism in gaming, but it also serves a functional purpose. For example, a look in a specific direction will have the ability to create an additional input for game characters.
- Headset Feedback
PS VR2 can track the player and the controller via integrated cameras, embedded into the headset. Sony calls this feature an inside-out tracking. It will allow for in-game movement reflection without needing to use an external camera.
The headset will generate subtle yet responsive vibrations during a game, offering the player a feeling of being completely immersed, thanks to a single built-in monitor. This Playstation VR2 feature will allow you to detect characters’ pulse, the speed of passing by objects, etc.
- Tempest 2D AudioTech
The feature enables you to surround yourself with lifelike immersive sounds, as the game audio adapts to your head positioning and movements. In-game sounds can alert players about an approaching threat, create a sense of character’s presence as they whisper in your ear, or locate other players by the sound of their gunfire.
PS VR2 Sense Controller
The headset will ship with a pair of new VR Sense controllers, very similar to Oculus and Valve competitors. Each controller will have an adaptive trigger to adjust the sensitivity based on in-game actions. The feedback will provide users with a better feel of the game layout and its sound effects.
The controllers are tracked by the PlayStation VR2 headset as opposed to the camera. This will allow for enhanced control and latency reduction.
Sony PlayStation VR2 Release Date
The manufacturer has yet to give the official date. Some speculate the headsets are currently in production and will become available on the store shelves and online sometime mid-summer. But some gaming market analysts are less optimistic about this rumored deadline and expect to see the PS VR2 much later in the year.
Playstation VR2 Price
Again, no official confirmations in regards to the price point. But fans already prepare for the system to cost more than the original PlayStation VR system ($299.99). Component shortages will also likely contribute to an increase in price. Some say the new headset will cost around $399.
The new Playstation VR2 headset is most certainly Sony’s all-out development, designed to withstand strong competition from Microsoft Xbox. The company clearly takes the time to drastically improve the VR experience. As a result, the PS VR2 is shaping up to be a must-have addition to the PS5. And if you are still on the fence about getting a PlayStation, we say go for it! While there is no release date set, now might be the best time to sell your used game console for some cash to put towards your new VR2 headset.