this is what you can expect

Sony has announced that the PlayStation VR2 will be released in 2023. The news was announced on the Japanese company’s various social media channels.

PlayStation VR2

The design and various features of the PlayStation VR2 were already presented earlier this year. According to Sony, more than 20 games will be available for the headset on launch day. This is what you can expect:

Design

“You’ll notice that the PS VR 2 headset has a similar shape to the PS VR2 Sense controller and takes on a matching ‘ball’ look,” explains Sony’s Hideaki Nishino. “The circular spherical shape represents the 360-degree view that players feel when entering the virtual reality world, so this shape captures it nicely. The design of the PS VR2 headset is also inspired by the look of the PS5 series. when our design team created the PS5 console, they also had the next-generation VR headset in mind, so you’ll notice some similarities in the look and feel.”

“The PS5 console has flat edges because it’s meant to be displayed on a flat surface, while there was more emphasis on adding roundness to the PS VR2 headset’s design because it’s meant to have constant human contact, similar to the rounded edges of the DualSense controller and Pulse 3D headset.”

Nishino said Sony has done extensive testing to ensure the headset feels comfortable for different head sizes. Features like the headset’s adjustable lens pitch, which moves the lenses closer or further from the user’s face, and the location of the stereo headphone jack remain the same.

“Other features such as the headset’s adjustable lenses that place lenses closer or further from the face and the location of the stereo headphone jack also remain the same, so players will be familiar with them. When I started working on the design for the PlayStation VR2 headset, one of the areas I wanted to focus on first, the idea of ​​creating a vent hole in the headset to let air out, similar to the vent holes on the headset PS5 console that allows airflow,” he said.

“Our engineers came up with this idea as a good way to enable ventilation and prevent the lens from fogging up while players are engaged in their VR gaming. I have worked on many design concepts to achieve this and in the final design the you can see that there is a small gap between the top and the front of the scope that contains the integrated ventilation. I’m really proud of how it turned out and the positive feedback I’ve gotten so far. I hope that our PlayStation fans agree and I can’t wait to try it out.”

specifications

PlayStation VR2 is equipped with an OLED screen with HDR support, a resolution of 2000 x 2040 pixels per high and a refresh rate of 90/120Hz. The screen is therefore significantly sharper than the original PSVR, which only offered a resolution of 960 x 1080 pixels. The headset has a field of view of 110 degrees, which is an increase of 10 degrees compared to its predecessor. The installation process becomes much easier because the PSVR2 connects directly to the PlayStation 5 with just one USB-C cable.

An important improvement is inside-out tracking, where you no longer have to use a separate camera. The PlayStation VR2 uses four integrated cameras, which the controllers can also be tracked with. There is a camera for each eye, and players can control a game by moving their eyes, and the headset can also use foveated rendering. Foveated rendering is a technique that uses an eye tracker to reduce the rendering workload by greatly reducing image quality in peripheral vision.

Sony will introduce 3D audio and feedback through the headset, which the company describes as “a new sensory feature that enhances the sensations of the player’s actions in the game”. This is created by a single built-in vibration engine, the company said, allowing players to “feel a character’s increased heart rate during tense moments, the rush of objects passing close to the character’s head, or the pressure of a vehicle.” character rushes forth.”

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