PlayStation VR2 and VR2 Sense announced: everything you need to know.
Sony today announced the PlayStation VR2 for the PlayStation 5. In addition to the headset, the Japanese company also confirmed the name for its new VR controller: PlayStation VR2 Sense.
The PlayStation VR2 is equipped with an OLED screen with HDR support, a resolution of 2000 x 2040 pixels per high and a refresh rate of 90/120Hz. The screen is therefore significantly sharper than the original PSVR, which only offered a resolution of 960 x 1080 pixels. The headset has a field of view of 110 degrees, which is an increase of 10 degrees compared to its predecessor. The installation process becomes a lot easier, because the PSVR2 connects directly to the PlayStation 5 with just one USB-C cable.
An important improvement is inside-out tracking, where you no longer have to use a separate camera. The PlayStation VR2 uses four integrated cameras, with which the controllers can also be tracked. There is one camera for each eye and gamers can control a game by moving their eyes and the headset can also apply foveated rendering. Foveated rendering is a technique that uses an eye tracker to reduce the rendering workload by greatly reducing the image quality in the peripheral vision.
Sony will introduce 3D audio and feedback via the headset, which the company describes as “a new sensory feature that enhances the sensations of the player’s in-game actions”. This is created by a single built-in vibration motor, the company said, allowing players to “feel a character’s increased pulse during tense moments, the rush of objects passing close to the character’s head, or the thrust of a vehicle.” as the character speeds forward.”
Horizon Call of the Mountain
In addition to these new details, it was also announced that Guerrilla Games is working with Firesprite on a game for the PlayStation VR2: Horizon Call of the Mountain. The teaser below shows the first images of the first-person VR game. A release date has not yet been announced.
PlayStation VR2 Sense
The controllers for the PlayStation VR2 will be called VR2 Sense. For now we have to make do with a teaser and more information will follow at a later time. Sony previously revealed that the controllers would get adaptive triggers, haptic feedback and finger detection. PlayStation VR is planned for 2022, but no information is available yet about the price and design of the headset.