Without showing its design and without showing all the cards, Sony has just announced the novel PlayStation VR2. For now he teaches little, just a logo and some specifications enough to leave many expectations hanging there.
What is evident is that the Japanese company makes it clear that it will continue to bet on virtual reality so that the PlayStation 5 marks the differences with respect to other consoles on the market. So far Sony’s interest in virtuality seems not to be shared by Nintendo or Microsoft, but in the technological world nothing is set in stone.
However, despite not showing the likely design of the PlayStation VR2, Sony has advanced some specifications that provide a vision of what is to come and that could be a turning point in the universe of consoles.
Among the main specifications of the PlayStation VR2 we have: an OLED screen with a 2000 x 2040 pixel resolution for each eye; this is an improvement over the 960 x 1080 pixels of the previous model. This ensures that video games will have a 4K resolution and HDR technology. You can even reach frequencies of 90FPS and up to 120FPS depending on the game in question. For its part, the degree of vision goes from 100 to 110 °.
But this is far from all. A single cable will be enough for your console to be connected to the PlayStation VR2; and both the controller and the helmet will have a motion detection system to make things easier for the user.
Additionally, according to Sony, the helmets will have a eye tracking system that lets you know in the direction you are looking; this with the intention of not depending only on the gestures of the head to see the contents. The 3D audio complements the whole to make the experience much more immersive.
As for the controls of the upcoming PlayStation VR2 teams, we have as a reference an image of when they were announced in 2021, the VR2 Sense. These controls will be able to use haptic technology similar to DualSense with which they would transfer the sensations of the games to the hands and the adaptive triggers, which will complete the 3D sound available in the helmets.
The controllers’ communication is intended to be wireless via Bluetooth, with a rechargeable battery whose capacity data is unknown. They will also have enough sensors to accurately record the movements of users.
Regarding the first game for the PlayStation VR2 it has been announced that it will be ‘Horizon Call of the Mountain’ set in the world of ‘Horizon Zero Dawn’ and ‘Horizon Forbidden West’. The development according to the official version is the responsibility of Guerrilla and Firesprite.
We will have to wait for more details to see what specifications are maintained and which ones change between now and the launch of this tremendous Sony bet.