Sony has officially announced PlayStation VR2 and its compatible controller, Sense. These devices aim to provide a more immersive virtual reality experience via increased sensations and technical prowess. Graphics, tracking, and sensory have all been enhanced for this new step into VR.
The following details were provided regarding the PlayStation VR2:
- Visual Fidelity: For a high-fidelity visual experience, PS VR2 offers 4K HDR, a 110-degree field of view, and foveated rendering. With an OLED display, players can expect a display resolution of 2000×2040 per eye and smooth frame rates of 90/120Hz.
- Headset-based Controller Tracking: With inside-out tracking, PS VR2 tracks you and your controller through integrated cameras embedded in the VR headset. Your movements and the direction you look at are reflected in-game without the need for an external camera.
- New Sensory Features: PS VR2 Sense Technology combines eye tracking, headset feedback, 3D Audio, and the innovative PS VR2 Sense controller to create an incredibly deep feeling of immersion. Headset feedback is a new sensory feature that amplifies the sensations of in-game actions from the player. It’s created by a single built-in motor with vibrations that add an intelligent tactile element, bringing players closer to the gameplay experience. For example, gamers can feel a character’s elevated pulse during tense moments, the rush of objects passing close to the character’s head, or the thrust of a vehicle as the character speeds forward. Additionally, PS5’s Tempest 3D AudioTech makes sounds in the player’s surroundings come alive, adding to this new level of immersion.
- Eye Tracking: With eye tracking, PS VR2 detects the motion of your eyes, so a simple look in a specific direction can create an additional input for the game character. This allows players to interact more intuitively in new and lifelike ways, allowing for a heightened emotional response and enhanced expression that provide a new level of realism in gaming.
As if all of those facets weren’t enough, users can look forward to a simple single cord setup and haptic feedback and adaptive triggers via the Sense controllers.
Lastly, an original upcoming game for the system was announced, Horizon Call of the Mountain, by Firesprite and Guerilla. The official teaser trailer for this title can be viewed below:
More information regarding the PlayStation VR2, its controller, and Horizon Call of the Mountain can be viewed on PlayStation Blog’s latest post.
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