Sony showcases the design of its upcoming PlayStation VR 2 headset with Controllers. As we already have witnessed, the launch of Sony’s most radical and powerful gaming console; the PlayStation 5 in 2020. The upcoming VR headsets from the Japanese brand will support their new gaming console for VR gaming.
Almost after 5 years, Sony has unveiled a newly designed VR headset for the gaming console and at the right period. The new headset will accompany the Sense VR controllers announced last month by Sony. The new headset unlike the previous generation comes with many feature updates along with a more comfortable design than the competition.
In the press note of the official PlayStation VR 2 reveal, the company’s senior vice president Hideaki Nishino pointed out the design cues. He states that the new “Orb” shape and design in the Sense VR controllers; completes perfectly the package with the addition of the similarly designed VR headset.
Furthermore, he adds that the main motive for the design and color of the set will not disrupt the ambiance of the living space and blends in ideally.
Sony PlayStation VR 2 Design and Feature Overview
The new 2nd Generation PlayStation VR 2 headset comes with an oval design that matches with the controllers. These new Sense controllers share a similar design prospect, giving the setup an elegant look along with the console.
Moreover, the color of the new VR headset and the controller share the same color palette as that of the PlayStation 5. The white color with blue accents continues on the upcoming headsets as well, making it a package on the whole.
The new headset from Sony will feature a field of view of 110-degree; controllers with advanced haptics, eye-tracking along with unique vibrating feedback on headset. There’s a new foveated rendering technique used on the headsets, which helps in reducing the rendering workload on the VR.
The technique works by decreasing the quality of the images which are out of the peripheral sight of the users. Speaking about a few technical details, the headset supports up to 90/120 Hz of refresh rate and comes with an OLED display with 4K HDR resolution on each eye.
We don’t know the actual comfort levels of Sony’s upcoming VR headsets although, the headsets look large in the released photos. However, you can expect a notched upper concerning comforts when compared to Facebook’s Oculus and HTC’s Vive.
Sony has made significant changes to improve the comfort levels with the addition of an adjustable headset band. The headset even comes along with a lens adjustment dial for stress-free viewing angles.
The Horizon Call of the Mountain comes as the first exclusive game; that comes into availability for the Sony PlayStation VR 2. There are not many details available as of now regarding the pricing of this upcoming VR; the 1st generation sold for $400.
We can expect similar pricing, but the competition has increased mainly in Virtual and Augmented Reality as companies like Meta, HTC has heavily invested in the same technology.