Sony’s PlayStation 5 came out back in November 2020. A little over two years later, the PS VR 2 headset is available. We saw the VR2 headset at the MediaTek Summit in November 2022 and then at the Sony booth at CES 2023. It’s a lot cleaner than the original Playstation VR headset. We don’t know exactly which MediaTek SoC is powering the VR headset.
It’ll cost you $549, but you get a pretty cool headset. Nice visuals with a 4K-HDR OLED screen and a 110-degree field of view.
New Sensory Features with PlayStation®VR2 Sense™ Technology: The combination of PlayStation VR2 Sensecontroller, PlayStation VR2 headset feedback, 3D Audio, and eye tracking brings emotion and immersion to life.
- PlayStation VR2 Sense controller with haptic feedback and adaptive triggers that enable players to feel and interact with games in a much more visceral way – whether it’s adding tension to the pull of a bow string or vibration effects during an epic boss battle. With finger touch detection, the PS VR2 Sense controller can also detect the approximate location of your fingers, enabling you to make more natural gestures with your hands during gameplay.
- 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.
- 3D Audio leverages PS5’s Tempest 3D AudioTech to make sounds in the PS VR2 player’s surroundings come alive, adding to this new level of immersion.
- Eye Tracking detects the motion of the player’s eyes, so a simple look in a specific direction can create additional input for the game character. This allows players to interact more intuitively in new and lifelike ways.
Visual Fidelity: For a high-fidelity visual experience, PlayStation VR2 offers an OLED display with 4K HDR video format (2000 x 2040 per eye), smooth frame rates of 90Hz/120Hz, 110-degree field of view, and foveated rendering.
Headset-based Controller Tracking: With inside-out tracking, PlayStation VR2 tracks the player and the controller through integrated cameras embedded in the VR headset. The player’s movements and the direction they look at are reflected in-game without the need for an external camera.
Designed for Comfort: The PlayStation VR2 headset was designed with comfort in mind – it’s slightly lighter compared to the first PlayStation VR headset, even with the addition of new features. Also included is an integrated vent for extra air flow while playing, and a lens adjustment dial so users have an additional option to match the lens distance between their eyes to optimize their view. PlayStation VR2 will also have a simple setup process — with a single cable connected directly to PS5, players can immediately jump into the VR experience.