Published on July 27th, 2022 | by Andrew Bistak

Early look at the user experience for PlayStation VR2

Sony Interactive Entertainment Australia has today revealed an early look into the user experience features you’ll discover on PS VR. See below for a range of features found on PS VR2.

See-Through View

With PS VR2, you can see your real-life surroundings while wearing the headset with our new see-through feature. It comes in handy when you want to easily check where the PS VR2 Sense controllers are in your room without taking the headset off. Thanks to PS VR2’s embedded front cameras, users can press the function button on the headset or use the Card in the Control Centre to switch between viewing your surroundings and viewing the content through the headset. The Card in the Control Centre also gives quick access to other PS VR2 settings, such as adjusting your play area.

Broadcast Yourself While Playing

A new broadcast feature for PS VR2 will allow you to film yourself while playing by connecting a PS5 HD Camera to the console. It’s a great way to show your movements and reactions during a boss battle and share with your fellow gamers as it happens!

Customised Play Area

The play area for PS VR2 can be customised by using the PS VR2 Sense controllers and the embedded cameras. The cameras will scan the room, while the controllers allow you to expand and map the play area to fit your play style and room environment.

VR Mode and Cinematic Mode

In VR Mode, you can enjoy 360 view game content in a virtual environment. Content will be displayed in 4000 x 2040 HDR video format (2000 x 2040 per eye) with 90Hz/120Hz frame rate.

In Cinematic Mode, you can view the PS5 system and UI, as well as all non-VR game and media content on a virtual cinema screen. Content in Cinematic Mode will be displayed in 1920×1080 HDR video format with 24/60Hz and also 120Hz frame rate.

PS VR2 game developers will be able to access the latest user experience for PS VR2 in a new system software release coming soon as part of ongoing development. There are lots of exciting things to look forward to for PS VR2 and we can’t wait to share more details about our next-generation virtual reality headset that will help us take a dramatic leap forward in gameplay innovation.

We’ll share more information on PS VR2 soon, including launch date and additional games coming to the platform.

For more information on PS VR2, visit the PlayStation blog here.

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When he's not trying to save the world, Andrew enjoys travel (although loathes turbulence), going to the movies, reading and being a dad to his two dogs (and now twins) with his wife.

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