Sony plans to take VR gaming to another level.
The VR market, although it may not sound as much as the console market, is very competitive. Companies like HTC, Valve, Oculus, and Sony have presented versions of VR headsets, which over time, have become more powerful. The news that Sony presented today will take the VR to the next level on consoles.
Today the Senior Vice President of Platform Experience, Hideaki Nishino, has unveiled in a new entry on the PlayStation Blog the technical specifications and some functions for PlayStation VR2 and the PlayStation VR2 Sense controller. Nishino describes them as “the next generation of VR gaming on PS5.”
The next step in VR gaming
The PlayStation VR2 will be the successor to the PSVR headset that was released more than five years ago for PlayStation 4. The VR2 headset for PlayStation 5 will have an OLED display with 4K resolution and HDR, a haptic response system in the headset, eye-movement tracking, and controller movement tracking without the need for an external camera.
“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,” said Hideaki Nishino. “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.”
The virtual reality headset’s foundation is similar to that of the PS5: visual detail and immersive features. In terms of the former, the headset will sport a 4K HDR display (with a resolution of 2000×2040 for each eye) using OLED technology, a 110-degree field of vision, and a customizable refresh rate ranging from 90 to 120 hertz.
The price and release date was not revealed.