Published on January 10th, 2022 | by Adrian Gunning
The Next-Generation of VR Gaming Is Coming to PlayStation 5
Sony Interactive Entertainment is excited to announce the next-generation virtual reality system for PlayStation 5, PlayStation VR2 and the new VR controller, PlayStation VR2 Sense Controller. In addition, one of the biggest exclusive franchises on PlayStation will be coming to PS VR2, Horizon Call of the Mountain from Guerrilla and Firesprite. This original game is being built specifically for PS VR2 and will open the doors for players to go deeper into the world of Horizon.
PlayStation VR2 takes virtual reality gaming to a whole new level, enabling a greater sense of presence and allowing players to escape into the game world like never before. With the new headset on and controllers in hand, players will feel a heightened range of sensations unlike ever before.
PlayStation VR2 adds a true next-gen experience with high-fidelity visuals, new sensory features, and enhances tracking, along with a simplified single-cord setup.
- Visual Fidelity: For a high-fidelity visual experience, PS VR2 offers 4K HDR, 110-degree field of view, and foveated rendering. With an OLED display, players can expect a display resolution of 2000×2040 per eye and smooth frame rates of 90/120Hz.
- Headset-based Controller Tracking: With inside-out tracking, PS VR2 tracks you and your controller through integrated cameras embedded in the VR headset. Your movements and the direction you look at are reflected in-game without the need for an external camera.
- New Sensory Features: PS VR2 Sense Technology combines eye tracking, headset feedback, 3D Audio, and the innovative PS VR2 Sense controller to create an incredibly 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.
- Eye Tracking: With eye tracking, PS VR2 detects the motion of your eyes, so a simple look in a specific direction can create an additional input for the game character. This allows players to interact more intuitively in new and lifelike ways, allowing for heightened emotional response and enhanced expression that provide a new level of realism in gaming.
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. PS VR2 will have a simple setup process, with a single cable connected directly to PS5.
For more information on PlayStation VR2 and PlayStation VR2 Sense Controller specifications visit the PlayStation Blog.