The PlayStation VR2 announcement, a new game and all the latest tech news.
Sony announced the PlayStation VR2, which is a follow-up to the original PlayStation VR headset. The new headset will include an updated design and support for PS4 Pro. Sony also revealed a new game for the platform, “Farpoint.”
On Tuesday, Sony revealed the PSVR 2, the latest generation of their virtual reality device for the Playstation 5. The new VR system boasts improved images, improved tracking, additional sensory functions, and a single-cord setup via USB-C.
The superior graphics come from 4K HDR foveated rendering with a 110-degree field of view, as well as 4K HDR foveated rendering. The headset also has an OLED display with a resolution of 2000 x 2040 pixels and a refresh rate of 90 or 120Hz.
The new console also comes with a new set of controllers that are better than the original PSVR controllers. Haptic feedback and adjustable triggers are included in the PSVR 2 Sense controllers, giving gamers extra control choices in-game.
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Inside-out tracking is a feature of the new headset, which means it monitors you and your controllers using built-in cameras in the headset, eliminating the need for an external camera. Aside from that, there’s eye-tracking, as well as 3D audio and headset feedback.
A single in-built motor in the headset provides headset feedback, which contributes to the player’s immersion. Players will be able to detect things like a character’s raised pulse, vehicle propulsion if they’re traveling fast, and the rush of items moving near to the in-game character’s head, for example.
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The initial PlayStation VR was competent and inexpensive, but its hardware capacity was restricted. Sony finally intends to catch up to the competition this time around with these new modifications.
Horizon Call of the Mountain, a new game designed from the bottom up for the upcoming PSVR 2, has also been unveiled by Sony. Horizon Forbidden West is set to open on February 18, 2022, and this new statement comes only a few weeks before that date. The game fully supports the new PSVR 2 Sense controllers, allowing players to experience even greater immersion.
PSVR 2 hardware requirements
The hardware details for the new PSVR 2 are shown below.
|Display||2000 x 2040 OLED (per eye) 110-degree FOV, 90/120 Hz refresh rate|
|Sensors||Three-axis gyroscope and three-axis accelerometer make up a six-axis motion sensing system.|
|Cameras||Four built-in cameras monitor the headset and controller. For eye tracking, there are two infrared cameras (one for each eye).|
|Feedback||Vibrations in the headset|
Specifications for the PSVR 2 Sense controller
The hardware specs for the new Sense controllers are listed below.
|Specifications||Sense Controller for PSVR 2|
|Sensors||Three-axis gyroscope and three-axis accelerometer make up a six-axis motion sensing system. Finger contact detection using a capacitive sensor. Position tracking using an infrared LED.|
|Feedback||On the L2/R2 buttons, there is a trigger effect. Haptic feedback was triggered by a single actuator.|
|Comms||Bluetooth version 5.1|
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