It is just the beginning of January, but already 2022 is looking to be an awesome year not only for PlayStation but PlayStation VR2. There has been some speculation with the patents that have been filed and what that could actually mean, but it looks like we have some amazing information about the PlayStation VR2 including high-fidelity visuals, new sensory features, and enhanced tracking to get you even more into the game when it comes to the newest headset from PlayStation. So what could be all amazing? What could we all have to look forward to this year? Let’s check it out.
For starters, PlayStation VR2 is going to take what is already great, and take it to the next level thanks to PS5 including:
- 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.
The official specs for PlayStation VR2 have been announced and includes the following:
The Sense Controllers specs have also been announced as well that includes:
On top of this awesome news, it looks like a new game from Guerilla and Firespirte has been announced for the headset called Horizon Call of the Mountain. In a tweet from PlayStation’s official account, Studio Director from Guerrilla, Jan-Bart Van Beek introduces the players inside the world of Horizon in an awesome way that I personally cannot wait to experience.
So when you add the visual fidelity, the headset-based control tracking, the new sensory features, and eye-tracking on top of that, it really sounds like we have something special to look forward to this year. The PlayStation VR2 experience will be here before we know it.