About PlayStation VR2
PlayStation VR2 - Next-Gen VR Experience
An Optimal Overview of the Soon to be Released PS VR2
Are you a PlayStation gamer? If so, you probably already own the original PlayStation VR headset that launched back in October 2016.
Since Sony released their VR headset the PS4, competition has come along quickly. The Oculus Quest, owned by Facebook, released their upgraded VR headset in May 2019 and enticed gamers by making it a lot less bulky and wire-free. That was a game-changer for Virtual Reality fans.
Today, the competition continues. The Oculus Quest 2 came on the scene in 2020, so it is no surprise that Sony is rushing to upgrade their VR headset to release sometime in 2022.
Here is a closer look at some of the features to look for when the PlayStation VR2 makes its debut.
PlayStation VR2 – Design
First, it's important to note that this VR is designed to pair exclusively with the new PlayStation 5 console. Some of the innovative design features include:
- High-fidelity visuals
- New sensory features
- Enhanced tracking
- Simplified single-cord setup
As far as the physical look of the headset, this is still a bit of a mystery. However, the PS VR2 still looks like it could be top-heavy from the few images released by Sony. However, the standout pieces are the controllers. They look easier to grip and more comfortable with the circular design surrounding the hands.
PlayStation VR2 – Performance
With all the enhancements to the design, the performance should be just as impressive. Let's break down the performance of the modern design features:
The new OLED display will give the player a resolution of 2000X2040 in both eyes with a smooth framework of 90/120Hz. With 4K HDR, there is a 110-degree field view.
Headset-based Controller Tracking
No more external camera is needed. This headset will track you and the controllers with the built-in cameras inside this headset.
New Sensory Features
The new 3D sensory features promise to engage you in any VR game as if you were truly alive in the virtual world. The vibrations will surprise you. You will not only feel the tremors from bullets or the impact of a punch, but you will also be able to feel vibrations such as your character's pulse during intense game situations. The sensory upgrades look super impressive.
The new VR headset uses your eyes as your guide. You will feel more like the character you are playing than ever before. And because it senses your eye movements, it is easier to stay enthralled in the game.
PlayStation VR2 – Key Specifications
After going through some specific features of the new PS VR2 design, it is easy to infer that the main specification is the headset's sensory abilities and controllers. Below is a recap of these key specifications of the headset itself and the sensory controllers.
- Adjustable Lens separation
- 110-degree Field of View
- Six-axis motion sensing system
- Four cameras for headset and controller tracking
- Enhanced Vibrations on the headset
- Communication with PS5 through USB Type-C®
- Audio input and output through built-in Mic
The Sense Controllers:
- [Right] PS button, Options button, Action buttons (Circle / Cross), R1 button, R2 button, Right stick / R3 button
- [Left] PS button, create button, Action buttons (Triangle / Square), L1 button, L2 button, Left stick / L3 button
- Motion Sensor: Six-axis motion sensing.
- Capacitive Sensor: Finger Touch Detection LED
- Trigger Effect (on R2/L2 button), Haptic Feedback (by single actuator per unit)
- USB Type-C® Port
- Communication Bluetooth® Ver5.1
- Built-in Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery
PlayStation VR2 – Price
As much of the information about the launch date and complete design specs are still not officially set in stone, the price tag for this system is also still in negotiation. However, a rough estimate is that the price will be around four hundred dollars.
Since this headset is specifically to play on the PS5 console, some may hesitate to buy it. The PS5 has a controversial image thus far since many people still haven't purchased one due to the lack of inventory or steep cost.
Sony's PlayStation VR2 has real potential to compete with the Oculus Quest 2. The sensory capabilities promise to be next level. However, suppose you are looking for a more versatile playing experience like gaming on different systems. In that case, it may not be the best VR headset for you as the PS VR2 is only compatible with the PS5 gaming console and games. Hopefully, by the time the PS VR2 is released, more PlayStation gamers can get their hands on a PS5 so they can immerse into Sony's next-gen VR experience.
The PlayStation VR2 promises to be full of next-gen gaming enhancements when it debuts in 2022. The sensory features themselves will help it compete well in the VR gaming world.