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.
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
|Panel resolution||2000 x 2040 per eye|
|Panel refresh rate||90Hz, 120Hz|
|Field of View||Approx. 110 degrees|
|Sensors||Motion 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 PS5||USB Type-C|
|Audio||Input: Built-in microphone, Output: Stereo headphone jack|
PlayStation VR2 Sense Controllers
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!
|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 |
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!