VR Gaming for PlayStation has just been upgraded with the announcement of PlayStation VR2. In a recent PlayStation Blog post by Senior Vice President of Platform Experience Hideaki Nishino, he has confirmed the next iteration of VR Gaming for PlayStation which is PlayStation VR2. The PlayStation VR2 or PS VR2 will also have its own set of controllers which will be called the PlayStaion VR2 Sense controller.
The PlayStation VR2 boasts the following features along with a single cord setup:
Visual Fidelity: For a high-fidelity visual experience, PS VR2 offers 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.
Headset-based Controller Tracking: With inside-out tracking, PS VR2 tracks you and your controller through integrated cameras embedded in the VR headset. Your movements and the direction you look at are reflected in-game without the need for an external camera.
New Sensory Features: PS VR2 Sense Technology combines eye tracking, headset feedback, 3D Audio, and the innovative PS VR2 Sense controller to create an incredibly deep feeling of immersion. Headset feedback is a new sensory feature that amplifies the sensations of in-game actions from the player. It’s created by a single built-in motor with vibrations that add an intelligent tactile element, bringing players closer to the gameplay experience. 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. Additionally, PS5’s Tempest 3D AudioTech makes sounds in the player’s surroundings come alive, adding to this new level of immersion.
Eye Tracking: With eye tracking, PS VR2 detects the motion of your eyes, so a simple look in a specific direction can create an additional input for the game character. This allows players to interact more intuitively in new and lifelike ways, allowing for a heightened emotional response and enhanced expression that provide a new level of realism in gaming.
VR Gaming will never be the same what with these new enhancements along with the PS VR2 Sense controller’s haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, gamers will have the privilege to feel and interact with the game in all new ways.
As mentioned, PS VR2 will have a single cord setup, meaning all you have to do is attached a single cord to your PS5 and you are good to go! Gone are the days of multiple cable setups that was the bane of PS VR users.
They also shared the PS VR2 and PS VR2 Sense Controller Specifications which you can read all about it down below:
PlayStation VR2 Specifications
2000 x 2040 per eye
Panel refresh rate
Field of View
Approx. 110 degrees
Motion Sensor: Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer) Attachment Sensor: IR Proximity sensor
4 cameras for headset and controller trackingIR camera for eye tracking per eye
Vibration on headset
Communication with PS5
Input: Built-in microphoneOutput: Stereo headphone jack