Sony announced today on official Twitter and Instagram that the in-development Playstation VR2 headset will be available in early 2023.
Sony announced in February 2021 that it was developing a head-mounted virtual reality device, and announced the controller design for the new device a month later.
It will be named Playstation VR2 at the CES exhibition in the United States in 2022, and relevant specifications will be announced at the same time.
PS VR2 will be equipped with an exclusive “Sense Controller” joystick, and has a vibration feedback function like DualSense Controller.
In terms of specifications;
- the headset features an OLED screen with a resolution of 2,000×2,040
- supports 90Hz and 120Hz screen update rates,
- a viewing angle of up to 110 degrees,
- and has four built-in cameras,
- plus an infrared camera dedicated to tracking joysticks and eye positioning to ensure smooth gameplay.
The PS VR2 headset detects the movement of the user’s eyeballs, allowing users to interact with other players online in a new and lifelike way, enhancing emotional responses and expressiveness.
Eye-tracking cameras will track the user’s gaze when aiming or looking around, while advanced foveated rendering technology will adjust the resolution to precisely locate and enhance the focus of the user’s gaze, thereby enhancing the visual experience.
According to an investor report released by Sony in May, Playstation VR2 will launch more than 20 games at the same time, in addition to “Horizon Call of the Mountain” announced during CES, and “Thriller Time: Ellie” AAA titles such as Half Life: Alyx, Horizon, Resident Evil and The Walking Dead.
However, so far Sony has not announced the price-related information, so it may not have the detailed listing date and selling price until the end of the year.