Virtual reality is constantly growing. It’s about to have another big growth spurt, as Sony has teased us with a little more information about its next-generation headset at CES 2022, which we’ve now learned will be called the PlayStation VR 2.
The name isn’t a huge surprise, as it’s the most logical thing for Sony to name its follow-up to the original PlayStation VR. Slightly more surprising is the name of the new VR controllers, which Sony has decided to call the Sense controllers.
As you would expect, the new headset will work with the PlayStation 5 console. It features 4K HDR, a 110-degree field of view, and foveated rendering. The PlayStation VR 2 comes with a resolution of 2000×2040 per eye and smooth frame rates of 90/120Hz.
For tracking, the new headset features inside-out tracking, which tracks you and your controllers through integrated cameras embedded in the VR headset. It also comes with eye-tracking, headset feedback, 3D Audio, and the new PS VR2 Sense controller with haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.
According to Sony, “Headset feedback is a new sensory feature that amplifies the sensations of in-game actions from the player.” This sounds like a feature that could be a game-changer for virtual reality.
On top of the headset, Sony also announced a new Horizon game called Horizon Call of the Mountain. This is one of Sony’s flagship first-party franchises, so getting it on VR could be a huge selling point for the new headset.
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