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PSVR 2: 4 alleged specs that will unleash the next generation of gaming

Beat Saber will likely be the first game that users will install on this work of art...(Image source: PlayStation Blog - edited)
Beat Saber will likely be the first game that users will install on this work of art...(Image source: PlayStation Blog - edited)
PSVR 2 is a virtual reality headset from Sony that is expected to feature a number of next-generation hardware features that include eye-tracking, a highly advanced lens system, an even wider field of view, and a refreshed design.
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1. A whole lot of launch titles

According to prominent supply chain analyst and hardware leaker Ming-Chi Kuo, the PlayStation VR 2 headset will benefit from over 20 first-party and third-party games at the time of launch. Kuo believes that Sony’s unique industry position and developmental assets could accelerate growth in the AAA gaming market.

One of the only confirmed titles for the PSVR 2 is Horizon: Call of the Mountain, which Sony previewed earlier this year. Sony has since confirmed reports regarding the number of launch titles for the PSVR 2 on page 23 of a business briefing that was handed out to investors back in May.

Other launch titles for the PSVR 2 that are expected to be blockbuster hits have since been confirmed by Sony, including No Man’s Sky, Resident Evil 8, the Resident Evil 4 remake, and The Walking Dead Saints & Sinners Ch. 2 - Retribution.

Page 23 of the business briefing that Sony shared with investors confirming launch title quantity, device/controller form factor, and a number of the PSVR 2's high-end specs. (Sony - Game & Network Services Segment)
Page 23 of the business briefing that Sony shared with investors confirming launch title quantity, device/controller form factor, and a number of the PSVR 2's high-end specs. (Sony - Game & Network Services Segment)

2. Advanced eye-tracking

In a recent press release Tobii, a forward-thinking company specializing in advanced eye-tracking technology, announced that Sony had selected it as a provider for the new PSVR 2. According to Tobii CEO Anand Srivatsa, integrating the company’s eye-tracking tech into the PSVR 2 will "deliver cutting-edge solutions at a mass-market scale".

Ming-Chi Kuo believes that the PSVR 2 is likely to adopt an eye-tracking array that consists of six optical modules with four 720p camera and two dedicated eye-monitoring cameras. Kuo additionally states that a company called Genius is believed to be the supplier of the next-generation aspherical lens layout.

3. Detachable cable and Controller Strap

A leaked hands-on photo of the PSVR 2 headset and controllers was recently shared on Twitter by an indie studio before being quickly removed. Thankfully, the photo has since been shared on reddit, giving gaming enthusiasts the opportunity to analyze the grainy sneak peek.

Eagle-eyed viewers have been able to extract quite a bit about the new headset from the image, beginning with its rounded black and white design that more closely resembles the PlayStation 5.

The photo also seemingly confirms an earlier report from YouTuber Bryan Paul, stating that the PSVR 2’s connection cable will be fully detachable and therefore replaceable. Alongside the headset in the leaked photo sits a pair of Sense controllers, revealing the inclusion of wrist straps.

The PSVR 2 looks incredibly bulky and heavy compared to standalone VR headsets from Meta and Pico. (Image source: u/doncan94 via reddit)
The PSVR 2 looks incredibly bulky and heavy compared to standalone VR headsets from Meta and Pico. (Image source: u/doncan94 via reddit)

4. Launch window

Kuo, who works as a TF International Securities analyst and supply chain insider, also shared his launch date prediction for the PSVR 2, projecting a debut at some point in the first quarter of 2023. Kuo adds that information from several PSVR 2 component providers suggests that the mass production of around 1.5 million units will begin in 2H22.

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Brahm Shank, 2022-07- 9 (Update: 2022-07- 9)