Sony Announces PlayStation VR2 and Exclusive Horizon VR Game

Sony Announces PlayStation VR2

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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