At tonight’s CES 2022 conference, Sony discussed its upcoming VR headset and announced a new Horizon game for the device.
PlayStation President Jim Ryan took the stage to provide detailed information about the company’s next-generation virtual reality equipment. Following its well-proven naming scheme for gaming devices, the successor to PSVR is officially called PlayStation VR2. Its controller is no longer a mobile wand, but a PlayStation VR2 Sense controller. Ryan talked about this headset proving its presence and improving the visual fidelity of the previous model.
The technical specifications of PSVR2 have been published in PlayStation Blog It reveals various cool tidbits about headphones and controllers. PSVR2 will be equipped with an OLED screen with a resolution of 2000×2040 per eye, operating at 90hz or 120hz. The headset will also be equipped with a camera externally to track your controller (and hopefully placed in the room), and an infrared sensor internally to track your eye movements. Another feature that cannot be ignored is the addition of vibration feedback to the headset itself, which is very exciting for a new sense of immersion.
The following are the specifications Sony provides for the PlayStation VR2 headset:
|Display method||You are|
|Panel resolution||2000 x 2040 per eye|
|Panel refresh rate||90Hz, 120Hz|
|Vision||About 110 degrees|
|sensor||Motion Sensor: Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer)
Accessory sensor: infrared proximity sensor
|camera||4 cameras for head-mounted display and controller tracking Infrared cameras are used for eye tracking for each eye|
|Communication with PS5||USB Type-C®|
|Audio||Input: Built-in microphone Output: Stereo headphone jack|
The PSVR2 Sense controller seems to have split the classic face button into two controllers, and each Sense unit has two PS shapes. The controller is equipped with capacitive and infrared sensors for finger tracking, while the L2 and R2 buttons will have a DualSense trigger effect tactile system that can change the tension required to press the button.
The following are PVSR2 sensor controller specifications:
PS button, option button, action button (circle/cross), R1 button, R2 button, right joystick/R3 button
PS button, create button, action button (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 detection infrared LED: position tracking
|Feedback||Trigger effect (on the R2/L2 button), tactile feedback (through a single actuator per unit)|
|port||USB Type-C® port|
|Battery||Type: Built-in lithium ion rechargeable battery|
Also in the CES presentation, the first PSVR2 game was announced. Horizon Call of the Mountain is a brand new VR game derived from the collaboration between Guerrilla Games and Firesprite (The Playroom VR, The Persistence VR). A short clip is shown in which a man removes what looks like a blindfold or bag from the player’s head, revealing a dense, vast forest and tall trees. They were rowing down the river, and when a Tallneck strode into view and then dangerously approached the boat, it must be a spectacle when using VR headsets.
The date of PlayStation VR2 or Horizon Call of the Mountain has not yet been determined. Although the hardware specifications have been released, the future will not be too far.For more advantages of the horizon, be sure to check the latest issue Game informant Magazine Horizon Forbidden West adds a lot of color to the cover.
What do you think of this new face of PSVR2? Which PlayStation franchises do you want to convert into VR, and why Jet Moto? Let us know in the comments!