Earlier tonight at its CES 2022 press conference, Sony was on-hand to talk a bit about what the company is working on, including its next-gen VR headset, the PlayStation VR 2.
Jim Ryan took the stage in Las Vegas to reveal new information regarding the anticipated headset. We got a look at the controllers which have officially been dubbed the Sense Controllers, and offer haptic feedback as found in the DualSense controller.
On the PlayStation Blog, Hideaki Nishino, the senior vice president of Platform Experience revealed even more details. Regarding visual fidelity, the PS VR2 offers 4K HDR, a 110-degree field of view, and foveated rendering. With an OLED display, players can expect a 2000×2040 per eye resolution, and smooth framerates of 90/120Hz.
The headset will track you and the Sense controller through integrated cameras embedded into the VR headset. Whichever way you move and the direction you look will be reflected in the game without requiring an external camera.
Nishino spoke a bit more about new sensory features includes PS VR2 Sense Technology that combines eye tracking, headset feedback, 3D Audio, and the PS VR2 Sense controller to create a depth of immersion. The headset offers feedback that amplifies sensations from within the game and is created by a single built-in motor with vibrations that add a tactile element to the experience. PS5’s Tempest 3D AudioTech helps make sounds come alive, too.
Eye-tracking will now make games more immersive as the PS VR2 can track the motion of your eyes, with a simple glance in a direction creating additional input for the character.