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News hardware & software 05 January 2022, 15:03

author: Dawid Wanat

PS VR 2 Officially Unveiled; Specs Revealed

Sony revealed official specs and name for PlayStation VR's successor. PlayStation boss Jim Ryan personally hosted the presentations of the next-generation VR device.

Sony's conference at CES2022 brought the name and specs of a new VR headset for the PlayStation 5 console. The Japanese company announced the PlayStation VR2 goggles and PlayStation VR2 Sense controllers. The first mentions of the next-gen VR headset surfaced about a year ago, but only now we lived to see the official presentation of the device. Interestingly, the provided specs coincide with last year's leaks.

PlayStation boss Jim Ryan appeared on stage and personally led the presentation of the next-generation VR device. PSVR's successor will provide players with a more immersive gaming experience and facilitate immersion into virtual worlds.

Technical specs can be seen on the official PlayStation blog. The headset has OLED 4K HDR displays (2000 x 2040 pixels per eye), offers a refresh rate of 90 Hz / 120 Hz and a field of view of 110 degrees. The goggles have integrated cameras that track controllers and player movement, as well as sensors that determine where you are looking at in any given moment.

PlayStation VR2 Specs

  • Displays: OLED
  • Resolution: 2000 x 2040 per eye
  • Refresh rate: 90 Hz / 120 Hz
  • Field of view: approximately 110 degrees
  • Sensors: six-axis motion detection system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), IR proximity sensor
  • Cameras: four goggle tracking cameras and an eye tracking camera
  • Headset vibration
  • Communication with PS5: USB Type C
  • Built-in microphone, stereo headphone output

PlayStation VR2 Sense Controllers Specs

  • Right controller: PS button, Option button, action buttons (circle/cross), R1 button, R2 button, right analog / R3 button
  • Left controller: PS button, Create button, action buttons (Triangle / Square), L1 button, L2 button, left analog / L3 button
  • Sensors: six-axis motion detection system (three-axis gyroscope three-axis accelerometer), finger touch detection
  • Adaptive triggers (R2/L2), haptic vibration (single vibration motor per unit)
  • USB Type-C port
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery

During the presentation there was also the announcement of the first game designed for PSVR2. It is Horizon Call of The Mountain, created in collaboration between Guerrilla Games and Firesprite (The Playroom VR, The Persistence VR). A short teaser of the project was published on YouTube.

No release date has been announced yet for the headset or the new VR game in the world of Horizon. However, we can assume that if no surprises happen, we will see the hardware this year.

Horizon: Call of the Mountain

Horizon: Call of the Mountain