Sony previews PlayStation VR 2 'revolutionary immersive' features
Sony continues to tease the PlayStation VR 2, or PS VR2 as the company refers to it. As we discussed last month, Sony Japan confirmed that the headset would not be ready in time for a 2022 release. Instead, the subsidiary teased an early 2023 release, likely Q1 or early Q2 given its wording. In the meantime, Meta is expected to release the Quest Pro, another high-end headset that will arrive as soon as next month.
Subsequently, Sony has shared a short PlayStation VR 2 advert with its global fanbase. Premiering on YouTube, the two-minute video runs through a few of the headset's stand-out features. Specifically, Sony markets the device as featuring a '4K HDR display', although fine print caveats this by confirming that each eye will be shown 2,000 x 2,040 pixels. In short, HDR support is made possible thanks to OLED displays, a panel type that is missing from the likes of the Quest 2.
For reference, the Quest 2 produces 1,832 x 1,920 pixels per eye, while the original PlayStation VR headset only offers a 960 x 1,080 resolution across each eye. Additionally, PlayStation VR 2 will include advanced haptics, eye tracking and foveated rendering, albeit only in games that support this feature. Moreover, the headset will deliver a 110-degree field of view (FoV), headset haptic feedback, adaptive triggers and Tempest 3D Audiotech when connected to stereo headphones. Although Sony has not shared any other details at this stage, the likes of CNET have published hands-on videos with the PlayStation VR 2, which we have also embedded below.