Sony’s Hideaki Nishino has shared a post on the official PlayStation blog confirming the name of his company’s next-generation VR headset and the hardware’s key specifications.
As expected, Sony’s new headset for the PS5 console will simply be called the PlayStation VR2. Complementing it is the PlayStation VR2 Sense controller, whose advanced features (e.g., adaptive triggers, haptic feedback, and finger-touch detection) were teased last year.
“PlayStation VR2 takes VR gaming to a whole new level, enabling a greater sense of presence and allowing players to escape into game worlds like never before,” Nishino wrote. “With the headset on and controllers in hand, players will feel a heightened range of sensations unlike any other – thanks to the creativity of the game worlds being built by our world class developers, and the latest technology incorporated into the hardware.”
PlayStation VR2 Specifications
|Panel resolution||2000 x 2040 per eye|
|Panel refresh rate||90Hz, 120Hz|
|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 trackingIR camera for eye tracking per eye|
|Feedback||Vibration on headset|
|Communication with PS5||USB Type-C|
|Audio||Input: Built-in microphoneOutput: Stereo headphone jack|
PlayStation VR2 Sense Controllers Specifications
PS button, Options button, Action buttons (Circle / Cross), R1 button, R2 button, Right Stick / R3 button
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|
|Battery||Type: Built-in Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery|
Guerrilla Games also revealed that it is developing an exclusive experience for the PS VR2 set in the world of its critically acclaimed post-apocalyptic franchise, Horizon. Dubbed Horizon Call of the Mountain, the title will not center around Aloy but a brand-new protagonist that Guerrilla promises will be revealed soon.
“Created for PlayStation VR2, this unique experience has been designed to push hardware technology, innovation, and gameplay,” teased Jan-Bart van Beek, Studio Director and Studio Art & Animation Director at Guerrilla Games. “The stunning visuals and brand-new PS VR2 Sense controllers give a new meaning to being fully immersed into the world of Horizon.”