Sony Announces PlayStation VR2 and Exclusive Horizon VR Game

PlayStation VR2 First Look

UPDATE: 2/22/22: On this special Twosday, PlayStation revealed the final design of the PlayStation VR2. In an official PlayStation blog post, Hideaki Nishino, Senior Vice President of Platform Experience, detailed the improvements made to the new headset. PSVR2 has an ergonomic design that is focused on comfort. It has an adjustable headband and scope. The headset boasts a new lens adjustment dial, weighs less than the previous generation headset, and has a new built-in motor. Improved ventilation to prevent the lens from fogging over.

Not to mention that the headset and the new controllers match perfectly with the design of the PlayStation 5 and the DualSense controller. Similar to the home console, the headset will also have tiny PlayStation symbols over the front and back of the headset. There is still no official window for release, but we are told that more details are on the way.

Sony Announces PlayStation VR2 and Exclusive Horizon VR Game

ORIGINAL 1/5/22: The PlayStation 5 has been out for over a year now and Sony is ringing in the New Year with details on the latest generation of their virtual reality headset. Along with the system specifications, we also have news about a PlayStation VR2 exclusive game from Guerilla and Firesprite. But let's not get ahead of ourselves, let's first focus on the new system.

PlayStation VR2 features a 4K HDR OLED display with 2000×2040 resolution screens per eye and framerates of 90/120Hz. The headset also doesn't require an external camera thanks to embedded cameras that track you and your controller. The PS VR2 Sense Technology combines eye tracking, headset feedback, 3D Audio, and the new PS VR2 Sense controller for added immersion. With the general details out of the way, here are the system specifications:

  • Display Method​ | OLED
  • Panel Resolution​ | 2000 x 2040 per eye
  • Panel Refresh Rate​ | 90Hz, 120Hz
  • Lens Separation​ | Adjustable
  • Field of View​ | Approx. 110 degrees
  • Sensors​ | Motion Sensor: Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer) Attachment Sensor: IR Proximity sensor
  • Cameras​ | 4 cameras for headset and controller tracking​IR camera for eye tracking per eye
  • Feedback​ | Vibration on the headset
  • Communication​ with PS5 | USB Type-C®
  • Audio​ | Input: Built-in microphone​Output: Stereo headphone jack

The headset also comes with the new PS VR2 Sense Controllers, which come with their own set of features such as trigger effect on the L2/R2 buttons, six-axis motion sensing, Finger Touch DetectionIR LED: Position Tracking, and more.

The system is all great, but what can you play on it? Well, considering that this is Sony we're talking about, it is a pretty safe bet that there will be quite a few system exclusives, especially taking into account their recent acquisition of Firesprite Games, a team known for The Persistence VR. While we don't have a lot of details, we do have confirmation that Firesprite is teaming up with Guerilla to make Horizon: Call of the Mountain, a new original VR game set in the Horizon universe. Sony also promises that their biggest exclusive franchises will make an appearance on the PS VR2, though we don't have any other names just yet. Click here to watch the teaser trailer for Horizon: Call of the Mountain.

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