Sony unveils Playstation VR2 and Sense Controllers Specs at CES 2022

Sony Playstation VR2

Even as an expert predicted that Sony’s next-generation virtual reality headset, PlayStation VR2, would be mass-produced in China, Sony has revealed at CES 2022 that their next-generation virtual reality headset is really on the way, and it’s rather appropriately dubbed PlayStation VR2.

Sony’s new PSVR2 Sense controller, which is clearly inspired by the Oculus Touch, is expected to be unveiled alongside the headset.

Haptic feedback and adaptive triggers are also included in Sony’s new VR2 Sense controller, just as the DualSense controller for the PS5.

Guerrilla Games and Firesprite are working on a VR spin-off of the immensely popular Horizon series for the PlayStation, which will be titled Horizon Call of the Mountain. The teaser trailer for Horizon Call of the Mountain may be viewed here.

Although PSVR 2 wasn’t shown in the teaser trailer, the company’s PlayStation Blog did go into great depth on the device’s specs.

The resolution of the PSVR 2’s OLED screens will be 2000 x 2040, nearly four times higher than the original’s 1080p. Sony’s 3D Audio technology will also be utilized by the PSVR 2’s built-in headphones.

With a 110-degree field of view, the PSVR 2 will be able to run at 90Hz and 120Hz frame rates. In addition to an IR proximity sensor and three-axis gyroscope, the headset will have six axes of motion detection integrated in.

In addition to four cameras on the headset, an IR camera will track each eye separately for controller tracking and eye tracking for each eye. The PSVR 2 headset will also have vibration feedback in order to enhance the experience.

Sony says that the PSVR 2 will have a significantly simpler setup process, with only one cable to be connected directly to the PS5 system, unlike the original PSVR.

Hideaki Nishino, Sony’s Senior Vice President of Platform Experience, promised this news was “just a taste of things to come” when he announced the PlayStation VR 2.

PlayStation VR2 Specifications

Display method​ OLED
Panel resolution​ 2000 x 2040 per eye
Panel refresh rate​ 90Hz, 120Hz
Lens separation​ Adjustable
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 tracking​IR camera for eye tracking per eye
Feedback​ Vibration on headset
Communication​ with PS5 USB Type-C®
Audio​ Input: Built-in microphone​Output: Stereo headphone jack

PlayStation VR2 Sense Controllers Specifications

Buttons​ [Right]​
PS button, Options button, Action buttons (Circle / Cross), R1 button, R2 button, Right Stick / R3 button
​[Left]​
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
Communication​ Bluetooth® Ver5.1​
Battery​ Type: Built-in Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery​
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