Sony has released new information about the PlayStation VR 2, including eye-tracking, 4K HDR, a single cord setup, and other features.
Sony has released new information about the PlayStation VR 2, given a new name. The headset will be on par with the top VR headsets on the market, if not slightly more advanced in some areas, allowing Sony to seize control of VR this generation. The initial PSVR headset was a hit, but it was hampered by outdated Move controllers from the PS3 era and top-tier developers’ lack of long-term investment. On the other hand, Sony appears to be attempting to turn the tide with PlayStation VR 2.
After secretly introducing the PSVR 2 in 2021, Sony has been tight-lipped about the device’s plans. However, many reports have suggested that Sony has high hopes for the headgear, and Sony’s few specifics seem to indicate that it is spending big on it. Sony appears to want to be a genuine rival in the VR scene, with new controllers designed specifically for the headset, the power of the PS5, and much more.
On the other hand, Sony stepped to the stage at CES 2022 and produced a blog post to inform fans about the PlayStation VR 2’s features. To begin, the headset will sport an OLED screen with 4K HDR and a refresh rate of up to 120 HZ. Sony also stated that the PSVR 2 would outperform Quest 2 in resolution, with a staggering 20002040 pixels per eye. In addition, eye tracking, vibrations for immersion, and cameras incorporated in the VR headgear to eliminate the need for an external camera will all be included in the headset. Furthermore, Sony stated that the PSVR 2 will not be wireless but will feature a streamlined single-cord setup.
In mind, Sony appears to be aiming for more than simply a console-compatible VR headset. Instead, PlayStation VR 2 demonstrates Sony’s desire to build something that provides a high-quality VR experience comparable to what others are offering and adds to the immersion of video games. Sony also revealed a new Horizon game for PlayStation VR 2, which is the headset’s only known title.
Some are hoping for a PSVR 2 release of Half-Life: Alyx, but Sony is likely to keep details under wraps until later this year. PlayStation VR 2 is expected to launch in 2022. Thus the gaming giant will most likely reveal pricing, a release date, and more games at a PlayStation Showcase later this summer. As of right now, it appears to be something unique.
Source: PlayStation Blog