One of the most common questions arising since the launch of the PlayStation 5 was, “when will they release the PSVR 2?”. Well, we now have that answer and we’re SUPER excited. The PSVR 2 will of course be the VR headset and controllers that accompany the PlayStation 5. This carries on from Sony’s successful release of the PSVR for the PS4. While adoption didn’t reach Everest-like levels, the concept was widely praised. It’s hoped that the PSVR 2 will continue the concepts evolution.
At the recent CES 2022, Sony announced that the PSVR 2 is on it’s way. While we still have no firm images of exactly what the headset will look like, we have a much better idea of what it will be able to do. We’re going to run you through all the specs, discuss a launch date and talk about how this headset could kickstart the VR movement for next-gen consoles.
Along with the official announcement, Sony revealed that Horizon: Call of the Mountain will be the PSVR 2’s launch game. Horizon: Call of the Mountain is being made and published by Guerrilla and Firespite.
Headset – Tech Specs
The PSVR 2 is going to take a huge leap forward from it’s predecessor, the PSVR.
The PSVR2 will feature:
- OLED Display
- 2000 x 2040 per eye
- Motion sensor: Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer)
- 4 cameras for headset and controller tracking
- IR cameras for eye tracking
- Headset vibration
- USB Type-C (PS5 communication)
- Built in mic
- Stereo headphone jack
- 90Hz/120Hz refresh rate
- 110º FOV
Controller – Tech Specs
It won’t just be the VR headset getting a significant upgrade. The PSVR 2 controller (known as the “PlayStation VR2 Sense Controller”) are set to build on the success of the PS VR with new exciting features, including:
- Baton-like handles featuring a plastic orb
- Adaptive triggers
- Haptic feedback
- Finger touch detection
When Will The PSVR 2 Release?
No official release date has been set, however, many are stipulating that 2022’s holiday season will be the ideal and most likely timeframe. When Sony releases a firm date we will update this post accordingly.
Will The PSVR 2 Finally Kick Start VR’s Run
VR gaming adoption has been a long and slow process. Many people bought and love the PSVR, but to say it was widely adopted would be an overstatement. The PSVR is generally considered successful and helped to spawn some fun and interactive games, but many are hoping that the PSVR 2 can considerably kick things up a notch for the concept.
VR has huge potential, but in order for that potential to be met, more developers would need to come on board in more serious ways. For the developers to make this leap, they will need to see sales numbers through the roof. If the PSVR 2 can sell players on superior VR tech, there’s a big chance that we could finally be seeing the dawning of a new age in VR gaming.
Along with the announcement of the PSVR 2, Sony announced thatHorizon: Call of the Mountain will be the official launch game. This is a huge boon for VR as Horizon is already a massively well supported franchise and could be an incredible game to kick off the product.