PlayStation VR2: All you need to know

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CES 2022 saw the official announcement of Sony’s upcoming next-gen hardware aimed at creating virtual reality experiences. Dubbed ‘Playstation VR2,’ the device is expected to take VR gaming to the next level, “enabling a greater sense of presence” and overall immersion.

Features

  • For starters, it delivers a seamless 4K HDR experience with an OLED panel resolution of 2000 x 2040 per eye. Similar to its predecessor, the FOV (field of view) will be limited to 110-degrees and have a 90 to 120Hz refresh rate.
  • PS VR2 headset is equipped with 4 integrated cameras that track the movement of your hand and the controller. Any type of head tilt or change will also be detected and reflected on your character in the game.
  • In addition to spatial 3D audio, Sony has implemented foveated rendering which changes the pixel density depending on your focus point. Eye-trackers within the headset focus only on the fovea of ​​one’s eye and maximize resolution. Everything outside will look a little blurry and pixelated.
  • PS VR2 also includes a sensory feature that “enhances the sensations of in-game actions from the player.” The interior of the headset is equipped with a motor that vibrates to add an intelligent tactile element, simulating the sensations from within the game. Sony claims that once your in-game character stops running or is caught in a stressful situation, the headset motor will start whistling and throbbing to simulate an elevated pulse.
  • The new PlayStation VR2 Sense controllers see massive design changes compared to the old ones that resemble a pair of light-up microphones. The Sense controllers follow a similar design to more typical VR controllers like the Oculus Quest 2.
  • They feature a joystick-like handle with surrounding plastic ornaments, and come with haptic feedback that simulates the feeling of physical touch and feel via vibration, depending on where you walk in the game. are.
  • You also get advanced controls, adaptive triggers, vibration and finger touch detection, which lets a game know where your fingers are resting without pressing any buttons.
  • Sony has also reduced the number of cables required for uninterrupted play – only one cable plugs into your PlayStation 5 console.