It’s been well known for quite some time now that Sony has been planning the release of a brand new VR headset that would look to provide the best experience possible on the PlayStation 5’s potent hardware. In terms of details, however, to date, things have been kept rather quiet. – Following a report via Eurogamer, however, the full technical specifications of the now confirmed (and not entirely imaginatively named) PlayStation VR 2 headset have appeared online and, at least in theory, it could very well represent one of the most impressive consumer virtual reality products ever created!
Sony PlayStation VR 2 Headset
We should note that it is still a significant amount of time before Sony is expected to officially launch the PlayStation VR 2. Following the release of a video showing an upcoming Horizon spin-off utilising the new headset, however, it does seem likely that a release will happen before the end of the year. And based on the reported specifications, this is going to be an amazingly beefy VR product and a huge leap from the original model.
PlayStation VR2 headset:
- 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:
- 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
When Will We Know More?
Although entirely guesswork based on the information provided to date, we would expect Sony to officially launch the PlayStation VR 2 at some point in the Summer with a release date likely set for around September-November this year. – With such amazing potent specifications, however, it does clearly create a question as to exactly how expensive this new VR headset is going to be. Personally, I wouldn’t expect this to cost less than £300, and, as you’re probably more than a little aware, that’s not far off the total cost of a PS5 itself.
For next-generation consoles, however, this could well prove to be the definitive VR gaming experience, and who knows, it might even manage to give even some of the most impressive PC models a strong run in the chase for graphical glory!