PlayStation VR 2 headset and controllers spotted in the wild

PSVR 2 reveal
PSVR 2 reveal

An independent video game developer has shared a sneak peak at the PlayStation VR 2 headset and controllers.

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The photo was shared on Twitter by Austin-based Bit Planet Games, the studio behind the Ultrawings series. The now-deleted post showed Sony’s enhanced virtual reality headset alongside a pair of its gauntlet-like controllers and some cables.

Bit Planet hasn’t elaborated on why the photo was taken down though we’re guessing they may have received a gentle nudge from Sony who has yet to give us a deep dive into the company’s PSVR successor.

  • Visual Fidelity: For a high-fidelity visual experience, PS VR2 offers 4K HDR, 110-degree field of view, and foveated rendering. With an OLED display, players can expect a display resolution of 2000×2040 per eye and smooth frame rates of 90/120Hz.
  • Headset-based Controller Tracking: With inside-out tracking, PS VR2 tracks you and your controller through integrated cameras embedded in the VR headset. Your movements and the direction you look at are reflected in-game without the need for an external camera.
  • New Sensory Features: PS VR2 Sense Technology combines eye tracking, headset feedback, 3D Audio, and the innovative PS VR2 Sense controller to create an incredibly deep feeling of immersion. Headset feedback is a new sensory feature that amplifies the sensations of in-game actions from the player. It’s created by a single built-in motor with vibrations that add an intelligent tactile element, bringing players closer to the gameplay experience. For example, gamers can feel a character’s elevated pulse during tense moments, the rush of objects passing close to the character’s head, or the thrust of a vehicle as the character speeds forward. Additionally, PS5’s Tempest 3D AudioTech makes sounds in the player’s surroundings come alive, adding to this new level of immersion.
  • Eye Tracking: With eye tracking, PS VR2 detects the motion of your eyes, so a simple look in a specific direction can create an additional input for the game character. This allows players to interact more intuitively in new and lifelike ways, allowing for a heightened emotional response and enhanced expression that provide a new level of realism in gaming.

PlayStation VR2 Specifications

Display method​ OLED
Panel resolution​ 2000 x 2040 per eye
Panel refresh rate​ 90Hz, 120Hz
Lens separation​ Adjustable
Field of View​ Approx. 110 degrees
Sensors​ Motion Sensor: Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer)​
Attachment Sensor: IR Proximity sensor
Cameras​ 4 cameras for headset and controller tracking​IR camera for eye tracking per eye
Feedback​ Vibration on headset
Communication​ with PS5 USB Type-C®
Audio​ Input: Built-in microphone ​Output: Stereo headphone jack

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PlayStation VR2 Sense Controllers Specifications

Buttons​ [Right]​
PS button, Options button, Action buttons (Circle / Cross), R1 button, R2 button, Right Stick / R3 button
​[Left]​
PS button, Create button, Action buttons (Triangle / Square), L1 button, L2 button, Left Stick / L3 button
Sensing/ Tracking Motion Sensor: Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope + three-axis accelerometer)
Capacitive Sensor: Finger Touch DetectionIR LED: Position Tracking
Feedback ​ Trigger Effect (on R2/L2 button), Haptic Feedback (by single actuator per unit)
Port USB Type-C® Port
Communication​ Bluetooth® Ver5.1​
Battery​ Type: Built-in Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery​

Sony has been drip-feeding PlayStation VR 2 information throughout the year though we’ve yet to see a dedicated showcase. Hopefully a future State of Play broadcast will finally give us a deep dive into the new tech as well as the 20+ games that will be launching for it.

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  1. I’m still hoping for a ‘holiday 22’ release but as it’s just about July and no announcement it’s looking less likely. If not this year hopefully it’ll be no later than first quarter ’23.

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