Sony is revealing more information about its upcoming PlayStation VR headset, including how tracking will work, tech specs and more
In a PlayStation Blog post Tuesday, Sony revealed new details on its upcoming PlayStation VR successor, which the company is simply calling PSVR2.
The new headset is yet to have a price or release date, but technical specifications and other information on the new VR2 Sense controller and headset should make virtual reality gaming fans quite excited for the next generation of VR gaming on PlayStation 5.
The PSVR2 details were first shown off during Sony’s Consumer Electronics Show 2022 presentation, which you can check out here, via GameSpot.
As written in the Blog post, below is a list of new features and upgrades that the upcoming VR system will bring to the table.
In addition, Sony says when combined with haptic feedback and adaptive triggers already present in the DualSense controller, the VR2 Sense controllers will “enable players to feel and interact with games in a much more visceral way.”
Perhaps the most welcomed detail mentioned in the Blog post is that the new headset will connect via a single wire setup this time around.
This isn’t new information as it was first revealed in February 2021 when PSVR2 was initially announced, but it’s great to hear this hasn’t changed.
However, it’s a bit disappointing to hear that Sony hasn’t decided to go in the direction of a wireless headset. Still, the single cord should improve on the messy multiple-cord setup featured on the original PSVR headset in a big way.
Sony also unveiled a new exclusive VR2 game based in the Horizon universe called “Horizon Call of the Mountain”, which is being developed and published by Guerrilla and Firesprite.
Lastly, here are the tech specs, as written on the PlayStation Blog, for the PSVR2 headset and VR2 Sense controllers:
PlayStation VR2 Specifications
|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 trackingIR camera for eye tracking per eye|
|Feedback||Vibration on headset|
|Communication with PS5||USB Type-C®|
|Audio||Input: Built-in microphoneOutput: Stereo headphone jack|
PlayStation VR2 Sense Controllers Specifications
PS button, Options button, Action buttons (Circle / Cross), R1 button, R2 button, Right Stick / R3 button
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 DetectionIR LED: Position Tracking
|Feedback ||Trigger Effect (on R2/L2 button), Haptic Feedback (by single actuator per unit)|
|Port||USB Type-C® Port|
|Battery||Type: Built-in Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery|