Earlier in the day, we reported that there was a rumor suggesting that the new VR system that Sony announced last year will be going into mass production soon. Sony has now officially announced the name of the new VR system, the PlayStation VR2. The company also revealed that the new controllers for the system will be called the VR2 Sense controller.
The next-gen virtual reality system for the PlayStation will be available in 4k HDR and have a full 110-degree field of view. The New Sensory Features will amplify the sensations of in-game actions from the player, making the games more immersive. Sony also shared specs for the PS VR2 and the Sense controller on the PlayStation Blog, with the table displayed below.
PlayStation VR2 Specifications
|Panel resolution||2000 x 2040 per eye|
|Panel refresh rate||90Hz, 120Hz|
|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
PS button, Options button, Action buttons (Circle / Cross), R1 button, R2 button, Right Stick / R3 button
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|
|Battery||Type: Built-in Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery|
The Playstation Blog uses the example of feeling the rush of objects passing close to the character’s head to highlight the new sensory features. The VR2 will also have eye-tracking, meaning players’ eye movements will be reflected within the game without the need for an external camera.
Sony also revealed that the next game in the Horizon series will be making its way to the PS VR2. The game is called Horizon Call of the Mountain, and it has no release date. But it is being developed by Guerilla and Firesprite, and it is being built specifically for the VR2.