Sony has finally announced the PlayStation VR2 headset

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PlayStation VR2

After announcing there would be a next generation of PlayStation VR early last year, Sony has finally officially announced that next generation of hardware, the PlayStation VR2 headset

According to Sony, the PlayStation VR2 headset, and its new VR2 Sense controller, will take “VR gaming to a whole new level, enabling a greater sense of presence and allowing players to escape into game worlds like never before.”

To achieve that deeper sense of immersion into VR games and experiences, the PlayStation VR2 headset features a 4K HDR panel running at 90/120Hz as well as an impressive 110-degree field of view.  

Alongside improved visual fidelity, the PlayStation VR2 headset also has new and improved sensory features to heighten the immersion in games. With eye-tracking, “headset feedback,” and 3D audio, Sony is bringing over some of their best technology to create a VR headset that we’re actually quite excited about. 

The PlayStation VR2 headset also does away with the need for an external camera, as the headset features full inside-out tracking, similar to the Meta Quest 2. Sony’s new headset will also use just one USB C cable when connecting it to your PS5 console, allowing for less restricted movement while gaming. 

Here are the full technical specifications of the PlayStation VR2 headset and its PlayStation VR2 Sense controllers::

PlayStation VR2 Headset

  • Display Method: OLED
  • Panel Resoltuion: 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
  • Audio Output: Stereo headphone jack

PlayStation VR2 Sense controllers

  • 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:  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
  • Communication: Bluetooth Ver5.1
  • Battery Type: Built-in Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery

Despite this official announcement giving us the rundown on what to expect from the headset, Sony has not yet announced a price or a release date for the PlayStation VR2 headset. 

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