Taking a closer look at the innovative features showcased in the new PlayStation VR2 trailer by Sony.
On February 22, 2023, Sony is set to release its second-generation virtual reality headset, the PS VR2, for use with the PS5 console. With less than two weeks remaining until its launch, Sony has released a new PS VR2 Gameplay Features trailer, which has generated much excitement among gamers.
Features of PS VR2 Headset
The PS VR2 trailer highlights many features of the headset, with its 4K HDR display being the first. The new display will enable users to experience vibrant and stunningly vivid new worlds, as it boasts an output of 2000 x 2040 per eye. This is a significant improvement over the original PS VR headset, which offered a 960 x 1080 resolution per eye, and eliminates the frequent blurry images experienced with the first model.
Features of PS VR2 Audio Technology
The trailer also showcases the Tempest 3D Audio technology, which is designed to immerse users fully in the virtual space. However, it should be noted that to experience this feature, users will require the PS5 headset that also supports the technology. Fortunately, the Sony Pulse 3D official headset is extremely capable.
PS VR2 is Equipped with every Feature of PS5 DualSense Controller
The PS VR2 comes equipped with some of the best features of the PS5 DualSense controller, including haptic feedback and adaptive triggers via the PS VR2 Sense Controllers. This means that if a player takes a hit in-game, the PS VR2 will simulate the experience by providing tangible feedback to simulate the sensation of taking a real blow.
The trailer also highlights the PS VR2’s increased 110-degree field of view, finger touch detection, eye tracking, and innovative foveated rendering features, which all work together to deliver an enhanced VR experience. Overall, the PS VR2 features significant upgrades when compared to Sony’s first VR effort, and the trailer provides a succinct reminder of just how many upgrades Sony has managed to pack into this headset.
Cost of PS VR2
One consideration for gamers will be the cost of the PS VR2. At a retail price of $549.99 / £529.99/ €599.99 / AU$879.95, it is more expensive than the PS5 console required to use it.
There is also a bundle available with the Horizon Call of the Mountain game that will cost $599.99 / £569.99 / €649.99 / AU$959.95.
While this is undoubtedly a steep price point – many gamers are eagerly awaiting the PS VR2 – confident that it will deliver a significant upgrade over Sony’s first VR effort.
A final word
The PS VR2’s imminent release is generating much excitement among gamers. Its new features and improved technology, including its 4K HDR display, Tempest 3D Audio, haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, increased field of view, finger touch detection, eye tracking, and foveated rendering, represent a significant improvement over the original PS VR headset.
While the PS VR2 headset may very well be an expensive acquisition to some, many gamers are still eagerly anticipating the release of this new headset and the enhanced VR experience it promises to deliver.