PlayStation VR 2 to Release in Early 2023

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It shouldn’t be too long until Sony’s next VR headset arrives.

Per a new post shared on the official Instagram account for PlayStation yesterday, PlayStation VR2 will be released in “early 2023.” The post was accompanied by an image of what the new headset will look like, including its two orb-shaped controllers.

PlayStation VR2 “adds a true next-gen experience with high-fidelity visuals, new sensory features, and enhanced tracking – along with a simplified single-cord setup,” according to a list of innovations that Sony’s Hideaki Nishino shared earlier this year.

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 PS5USB Type-C®
Audio​Input: Built-in microphone
Output: 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/ TrackingMotion 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)
PortUSB Type-C® Port
Communication​Bluetooth® Ver5.1​ 
Battery​Type: Built-in Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery​

PlayStation VR2 owners can also expect a number of user experience improvements. These include see-through view, the ability to broadcast oneself while playing, and customizing the play area.

There’s even a VR Mode and Cinematic Mode, the latter of which will allow users to “view the PS5 system and UI and all non-VR game and media content on a virtual cinema screen.”

Source: PlayStation

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