PlayStation VR2 — the Japanese company’s next-generation virtual reality headset — was unveiled by Sony on Tuesday. Sony’s new PS5 peripheral is clearly inspired by the design of the PlayStation 5. Sony says it has retained the ergonomics of the original PS VR headset, while adding new features such as a lens adjustment dial and a built-in motor for headset feedback.
Sony explained that the new headset was inspired by the look of the PS5 console. While the console has flat edges intended for placement on a flat surface, the company says that the PS VR2 headset features a rounded, just like the rounded edges of the DualSense controller and the Pulse 3D headset.
Similarly, the adjustable scope and stereo headphone jack placement have not been modified for a more familiar experience.
- The upcoming PS VR2 headset also features a new built-in motor for headset feedback. The PS VR2 headset will also feature a new vent design, located in a space between the top and front surface of the scope, for better airflow while preventing the lens from fogging up while playing.
- The upcoming PS VR2 will offer 4K OLED HDR displays (2,000×2,040 pixels per eye) with a 110-degree field of view (FoV) and a refresh rate of 90-120Hz. The PS VR2 headset will offer eye-tracking for improved, intuitive interaction and power efficiency as the headset will only render what a player is looking at.
- It will feature four cameras for headset and controller tracking, and IR cameras for eye tracking. Sensors on the PS VR2 headset include a three-axis gyroscope and a three-axis accelerometer, as well as an IR proximity sensor.