Sony PlayStation VR2 w/ 4K OLED display, VR2 Sense Controller unveiled
Sony has shared new details regarding its new VR unit for the PlayStation 5, officially called the PlayStation VR2. It has been announced along with the new controller, the PlayStation VR2 Sense Controller.
According to Sony, the PS VR2 offers 4K HDR, a 110-degree field of view, and foveated rendering. In addition, with an OLED display, players can expect a display resolution of 2000×2040 per eye and smooth frame rates of 90/120Hz.
The PS VR2 tracks the user and the controller through integrated cameras embedded in the VR headset. The users’ movements and the direction they look at are reflected in-game without the need for an external camera.
Moreover, PS VR2 Sense Technology combines eye tracking, headset feedback, 3D Audio, and the innovative PS VR2 Sense controller to create a 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.
Sony mentioned that all of these advancements in PlayStation VR2, combined with the haptic feedback and adaptive triggers from the PS VR2 Sense controllers, enable players to feel and interact with games in a much more visceral way.
“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,” said Hideaki Nishino, Senior Vice President of Platform Experience.