During Sony‘s CES 2022 press conference the official name and specifications for their next generation VR unit for PlayStation 5 were revealed. Say hello to the PlayStation VR2 and PlayStation VR2 Sense Controller. We also got a glimpse of Horizon Call of the Mountain from Guerrilla and Firesprite, the first officially announced game for PlayStation VR2.
The PlayStation VR is one of the top selling VR units in the world and Sony is set to take the VR world by storm and to the next level with the PlayStation VR2. PlayStation VR2 adds a true next-gen experience with high-fidelity visuals, new sensory features, and enhanced tracking – along with a simplified single-cord setup. Additionally, the PlayStation VR2 will enable a greater sense of presence and players will feel a heightened range of sensations unlike any other.
PlayStation VR2 and PS VR2 Sense Controller details
All of these advancements in PlayStation VR2, combined with the haptic feedback and adaptive triggers from the PS VR2 Sense controllers, enable players to feel and interact with games in a much more visceral way. PS VR2 will also have a simple setup process — with a single cable connected directly to PS5, you can immediately jump into the VR experience.
- 4K HDR, 110-degree field of view, and foveated rendering.
- OLED display with a display resolution of 2000×2040 per eye.
- Smooth frame rates of 90/120Hz.
Headset-based Controller Tracking
- PS VR2 tracks you and your controller through integrated cameras embedded in the VR headset.
- No 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 amplifies the sensations of in-game actions from the player.
- PS5’s Tempest 3D AudioTech makes sounds in the player’s surroundings come alive, adding to this new level of immersion.
- 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.
A launch date and pricing for PlayStation VR2 are still unknown. Stay tuned to the Best Buy Blog for the latest information on PS VR2 and pre-orders.
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