PlayStation VR2 officially detailed by Sony, full specs and features revealed

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,
PlayStation VR2 has officially been revealed, with all of the specs, official names, and features we can expect from the headset and the controllers. While no new pictures of the headset are present, this is the first official information we have had about the device.

Horizon Call of the Mountain was also announced for PS VR2, check out the trailer here!
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Sony has just unveiled the second version of PlayStation VR, the virtual reality headset designed for use with your PS5. It will be officially titled PlayStation VR2 and will launch alongside brand new controllers called PlayStation VR2 Sense. The controller's features hand tracking, haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and finger touch detection alongside the normal array of PlayStation buttons. Now, Sony has also revealed the specs for the headset:

PlayStation VR2 Headset

Display methodOLED
Panel resolution2000 x 2040 per eye
Panel refresh rate90Hz, 120Hz
Lens separationAdjustable
Field of ViewApprox. 110 degrees
SensorsMotion Sensor: Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Attachment Sensor: IR Proximity sensor
Cameras​4 cameras for headset and controller tracking, ​IR camera for eye tracking per eye
Feedback​Vibration on headset
Communication​ with PS5USB Type-C
Audio​Input: Built-in microphone​, Output: Stereo headphone jack

PlayStation VR2 Sense Controllers

Buttons​Right: PS button, Options button, Action buttons (Circle / Cross), R1 button, R2 button, Right Stick / R3 button. Left: ​PS button, Create button, Action buttons (Triangle / Square), L1 button, L2 button, Left Stick / L3 button
Sensing/Tracking Motion Sensor: Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope + three-axis accelerometer), Capacitive Sensor: Finger Touch Detection, IR LED: Position Tracking
Feedback Trigger Effect (on R2/L2 button), Haptic Feedback (by single actuator per unit)
Port USB Type-C Port
Communication Bluetooth Ver 5.1​
Battery Type: Built-in Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery​
The major features of the new headset that will have the most impact on players is probably the improved framerates and resolution which totes 4K HDR at either 90 or 120 frames per second.. As you are so close to the screens inside the headset, it is vital to ensure both are as smooth and clean as possible. Foveated rendering will help the headset render what you are directly looking at, reducing the rendering workload like magic. There will be no need for an external camera, as the PlayStation VR2 headset will do that for you with internal tracking. Perhaps most importantly: you will only need to use one cord to set the whole thing up!

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There are two key immersion features that Sony is touting. Separately from head tracking, eye tracking will help with player movement in select games reducing the amount of input needed. Alongside this, the haptics and adaptive triggers with the finger and hand tracking of the PS VR2 Sense controllers should really help place you in the world that you find yourself in. This has us at TT very excited!

What do you think of this news? Do you like the sound of PS VR2? Will you grab a cordless Quest 2 instead? Let us know in the comments!
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation and Sony news. He writes about PS5 exclusives like Horizon, The Last of Us, God of War, and Death Stranding 2 using experience from years of playing PlayStation games. He also covers PS Plus and trophy news, as well as his favorite games — The Witcher 3, Assassin’s Creed, and some indie gems — before an evening swim.
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