Sony has finally revealed the details for their next-gen VR headset for the PS5. The headset will be called PlayStation VR2 (PSVR 2), to no one’s surprise. The announcement was made during Sony’s CES 2022 presentation, similar to the PS5 logo announcement.
Sony still hasn’t shown what the headset will look like, but we did get some details about the specs. The PSVR 2 will require a PlayStation 5 to function. It will come with new VR controllers officially named Sense controllers. These controllers will come with the haptic feedback found on PS5’s DualSense controllers.
PlayStation VR2 Specs
The specs of PSVR 2 are comparable to the Meta (Oculus) Quest 2. It has a similar field-of-view of 110 degrees and a display resolution of 2,000 x 2,040 pixels per eye (15.7 percent more than Quest 2). The headset will also support haptic feedback and eye-tracking, which are features not seen in any headsets to date.
PSVR 2 will come with a 4K HDR OLED panel in terms of graphical performance. This will make the device somewhat pricier as most VR headsets use fast-switching LCDs. However, users can expect better image quality, pure black levels, and highly responsive pixels thanks to the OLED display.
The game will also take advantage of PS5’s performance and use foveated rendering to run at 90/120Hz frame rates. As for the release date, there was a report by a Chinese outlet that suggests PSVR2’s production line would begin in the near future. This will be part of Sony’s plans to launch the PlayStation VR2 by 2022.
Horizon VR: Call of the Mountain
Sony also announced the first major new exclusive title for PSVR 2: Horizon Call of the Mountain. This will be a follow-up to next month’s Horizon Forbidden West, a highly anticipated PlayStation exclusive video game. The teaser offers a brief glimpse into the world of Horizon, full of mechanical beasts.
It’s a shame that the teaser also doesn’t provide any gameplay details of how Alloy (the series’ main character) will interact with the world in VR. Unfortunately, there is no official release date for either the game or the headset.