Sony’s next-gen VR headset is officially called PlayStation VR2, specs revealed

Sony has kicked off 2022 by announcing that its next-generation virtual reality headset is called the PlayStation VR2.

“PlayStation VR2 takes VR gaming to a whole new level, enabling a greater sense of presence and allowing players to escape into game worlds like never before,” Hideaki Nishino, senior vice president of platform experience at Sony, wrote on the PlayStation Blog. “With the headset on and controllers in hand, players will feel a heightened range of sensations unlike any other – thanks to the creativity of the game worlds being built by our world class developers, and the latest technology incorporated into the hardware.”

This new headset offers 4K HDR support, a 110-degree field of view, an OLED display, frame rates of 90/120hz, and a display resolution of 2000×2040 per eye. The headset also features headset-based controller tracking, allowing the PS VR2 to track the player and controller using integrated cameras in the headset, removing the need for an external camera.

Additionally, the PlayStation VR2 brings with it headset feedback through a single built-in motor with vibrations, eye tracking, and support for haptic feedback and adaptive triggers from the new PS VR2 Sense controller.

“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,” Nishino added. “Additionally, PS5’s Tempest 3D AudioTech makes sounds in the player’s surroundings come alive, adding to this new level of immersion.”

Take a look at the full official specifications for the headset and controller below:

PlayStation VR2

  • Display Method​ – OLED Panel resolution​ 2000 x 2040 per eye
  • Panel Refresh Rate -​ 90Hz, 120Hz
  • Lens Separation​ – Adjustable
  • 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 tracking​, IR camera for eye tracking per eye
  • Feedback​ – Vibration on headset
  • Communication​ with PS5 – USB Type-C®
  • Audio​ – Input: Built-in microphone, ​Output: Stereo headphone jack

PlayStation VR2 Sense Controller

  • Buttons​ – [Right]​ PS button, Options button, Action buttons (Circle / Cross), R1 button, R2 button, Right Stick / R3 button ​[Left]​ 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 Detection, IR LED: Position Tracking
  • Feedback ​- Trigger Effect (on R2/L2 button), Haptic Feedback (by single actuator per unit)
  • Port – USB Type-C® Port
  • Communication​ – Bluetooth® Ver5.1​
  • Battery​ – Type: Built-in Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery​

An official release date for the PlayStation VR2 has not been announced.

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