Published on January 7th, 2022 | by Adrian Gunning

Sony Announces PlayStation VR 2 Specs @ CES 2022

At CES 2022, Sony announced their new PlayStation VR 2 headset that is far superior than their clunky generation one headset originally launched for the PlayStation 4. At the presentation, Sony noted the following specs of their new PlayStation VR 2 headset;

PlayStation VR 2 Specs

Resolution 2,000 × 2,040 (4.1MP) per-eye, OLED, HDR
Refresh Rate 90Hz, 120Hz
Field-of-view (claimed) 110° (diagonal presumed)
Optical Adjustments IPD
Connectors USB-C
Tracking Inside-out (no external beacons)
On-board cameras 4x IR (external), 2x IR (internal)
Input Motion controllers (rechargeable battery), eye-tracking
Audio 3.5mm aux output
Microphone Yes
Haptics Controllers, headset

Interestingly, the headset will use foveated rendering technology that uses eye-tracking to render high detail only at the center of the user’s field-of-view that improves speed while reducing detail in the periphery. Additionally, PSVR 2 will use HDR (high dynamic range) technology which has yet to be seen in commercial headset and allows a much wider range of brightness which more closely mimics what your eye can see in the real world. The headset is also removing the PS camera as it will use inside-out tracking via cameras directly mounted on the unit. Even better, the headset only requires one cable which is USB-C.

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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