has been planning to release its next-gen version of PlayStation VR
for some time now, and today we've got our first details on the tech that will drive PlayStation VR2
-- which includes a new dedicated PlayStation VR2 Sense Controller
. Oh, and yeah, it's being designed specifically for the PlayStation 5
As per the announcement, "PlayStation VR2 adds a true next-gen experience with high-fidelity visuals, new sensory features, and enhanced tracking". Plus, the good news is that it features a single cord setup -- a major step up from first-gen PSVR.
The good stuff continues, with inside out headset tracking ala Oculus coming in addition to new technology like "headset feedback" (aka VR Rumble), eye tracking, and the PS5’s Tempest 3D AudioTech. And then there's the increased FOV (110-degrees), OLED display tech, and full 4K HDR rendering. Very cool.
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 a heightened emotional response and enhanced expression that provide a new level of realism in gaming.
Weirdly we don't have any pics to go with the specs, though we do know the new dedicated controllers will feature PS5 features like haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.
Here are the full specs.
PlayStation VR2 Specifications
- Display Method: OLED
- Panel Resolution: 2000 x 2040 per eye
- Panel Refresh Rate: 90Hz, 120Hz
- Lens Separation: Adjustable
- Field of View: Approx. 110 degrees
- Sensors: Motion Sensor: Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Attachment Sensor: IR Proximity sensor
- Cameras: 4 cameras for headset and controller trackingIR camera for eye tracking per eye
- Feedback: Vibration on headset
- Communication with PS5: USB Type-C
- Audio: Input: Built-in microphoneOutput: Stereo headphone jack
PlayStation VR2 Sense Controllers Specifications
- Buttons: [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
- Sensing/ Tracking: Motion Sensor: Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope + three-axis accelerometer), Capacitive Sensor: Finger Touch DetectionIR LED: Position Tracking
- Feedback: Trigger Effect (on R2/L2 button), Haptic Feedback (by single actuator per unit)
- Port: USB Type-C Port
- Communication: Bluetooth Ver5.1
- Battery: Type: Built-in Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery