PlayStation VR2 announced
New details about Sony's next virtual reality system
Sony has announced new details about its next virtual reality gaming system for the PlayStation 5.
The official name will be PlayStation VR2, and the controller will be called PlayStation VR2 Sense controller. The system will follow a traditional design of a headset and controllers, and a single cable connected to the PS5 console. However, Sony did not reveal any photos of exactly what the system will look like.
PS VR2 promises 4K HDR, 110-degree field of view, and foveated rendering. With an OLED display, players can expect a display resolution of 2000×2040 per eye and smooth frame rates of 90/120Hz. PS VR2 tracks you and your controller through integrated cameras embedded in the VR headset. Movements and the direction you look at are reflected in-game without the need for an external camera.
Headset feedback is a new sensory feature, created by a single built-in motor with vibrations that add an intelligent tactile element. For example, gamers can feel a character’s elevated 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.
With eye tracking, PS VR2 claims to track the motion of your eyes, so a simple look in a specific direction can create an additional input for the game character.
As for games, one of the showcase titles for PS VR2 will be Horizon Call of the Mountain from Guerrilla and Firesprite. This original game is being built specifically for PS VR2.
More information, including the look, pricing, and launch date of PlayStation VR2 are promised at a later date.