Today, during Sony's press conference for CES 2022, the company unveiled the first details of the PlayStation VR 2, including eye-tracking, a "4K" HDR display and a 110 ° field of view.
For the first time today, Sony has confirmed that the next generation VR headphones for the PS5 will be called PlayStation VR 2. Although not really a big surprise, this is the first time the company has officially revealed the name of the headphones.
During the company's press conference for CES 2022, Sony also confirmed a number of features and specifications for the PSVR 2. See what we know so far:
Sony said the headset will include foveated rendering. This is a rendering technique that uses eye-tracking to deliver high detail only in the center of the user's field of vision, while reducing detail in the periphery. This allows for more detailed virtual scenes without losing much performance.
Eye-tracking and rendering technology has been available in high-end corporate VR headsets for some time, but so far no major consumer headset has adopted the technology. Unless another headset beats Sony, the PSVR 2 will be the first in its class to adopt the technology.
Similarly, the PSVR 2 will include HDR technology that has not yet appeared in commercial headphones, even in high-tech corporate devices. HDR allows for a much wider range of brightness that mimics more of what your eye can see in the real world. Sony has not specified exactly how bright the screen can be, so it's hard to know at this point how impressive the feature could be. Fortunately, the underlying display on the PSVR 2 is based on OLED, which is generally a good sign for HDR quality capabilities.
Eye-tracking and HDR are not the only new technologies Sony is adopting for the PlayStation VR 2. The device will be the first to include built-in tactile feedback on the headset itself.
According to Sony, the PSVR 2 will go a long way towards simplifying VR installation compared to its predecessor. The new headset removes the PS camera in favor of inside-out surveillance through cameras mounted on the headset itself. Four infrared cameras will look out into the real world to monitor the movement of the headset.
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And beyond the inside-out monitoring, the PlayStation VR 2 will be connected to the PS5 with a single cable USB-C. We do not have the full details yet, but it seems that there will be no detachment box between the headset and the console.
Overall, the specs on the PSVR 2 look very impressive except for one area; from the specs provided, it looks like the headphones will not have built-in sound.
Although Sony has shared a decent set of specifications and features today, the price and release date for the PSVR 2 have not been announced yet.
Source of information: roadtovr.com