After Sony’s reveal of the new PlayStation VR 2 controllers almost a year ago, we were all impatiently waiting for the first PSVR 2 visuals themselves.
Well, no need to wait anymore – they’re finally here!
The design of the PlayStation VR 2 has been unveiled and, with it, come the visuals for the final version of the PSCR 2 Sense controllers as well!
First thing’s first, Sony seems to have delivered on the promise to prioritize comfort and ergonomics with their headset. Not only does this fresh gadget look stunningly futuristic and minimalistic, but it has also been perfectly optimized for seamlessly comfortable usage.
Moreover, considering that it’s meant to be used together with the PlayStation 5, it’s hardly surprising that they seem to be matching visually.
Only time will tell whether Sony’s intention – and prediction – that the headset is set to emulate a real-life 360-degrees virtual scenery, has been successfully executed.
Comfort, Weight & More
Judging from the images alone, it seems that the comfort aspect has been tackled in a thorough and satisfactory fashion. Thanks to the adjustable headband that allows for a perfect fit, regardless of the head size and preference, this seems to be a given.
What’s more, Sony claims to have perfected the problem of weight balancing, making the headpiece significantly lighter and somewhat slimmer. And, on top of this, they’ve added a new lens adjustment option, meant to additionally allow players to tailor their visual experience and have the most comfortable gaming session to date.
Now, all these new “trimmings” are quite the feat, especially considering how the new PSVR 2 has also added a number of new features on top of the ones we experienced with the first PlayStation VR set.
A new Sense controller, a tethered construction, implemented inside-out optical tracking, improved and enhanced airflow and design of vents, as well as a new headset feedback motor – built-in of course – are just some of the additions the PS VR2 comes with.
The Sony Platform Experience Vice President, Hideaki Nishino, especially emphasized the difficulty of cramming in extra attributes to the set, while redesigning it to be lighter and leaner.
Of course, one thing that remains shared between the new PlayStation VR 2 (with its PSVR 2 Sense controller), and the final PlayStation 5 (with the Dual Sense controller) is the frequency of miniature, dispersed PS logos covering the gadget.
What has been known for a while now – since January to be precise – are the particular specs of the new VR. We’ve had quite enough time to properly compare and contrast them with those of the classic PlayStation VR, announced in 2014, and released in 2016, through Project Morpheus.
What we’ve concluded based on the stats is that the new PSVR 2 is set to have a significantly improved resolution quality, with four times the megapixel density, and an HDR option as well. It should have a slightly wider visual field, and two integrated cameras – an internal and an external one, among other things.
To find out exactly how it compares to the PSVR, have a look at our table.
PSVR vs. PSVR 2
|Resolution Quality||2,000 × 2,040 (4.1MP) per-eye, OLED, HDR||960 × 1,080 (1.0MP) per-eye, RGB OLED|
|Refresh Rate||90Hz, 120Hz||90Hz, 120Hz|
|Lenses||Not yet announced||Single element non-Fresnel|
|Field-of-view||110° (diagonal presumed)||100° (diagonal presumed)|
|Connectors||USB-C (without breakout box)||USB, HDMI (breakout box)|
|Cable Length||Not yet announced||4.4m|
|Tracking||Inside-out (no external beacons)||Outside-in (external camera)|
|On-board cameras||4x IR (external), 2x IR (internal)||No cameras included|
|Input||PSVR 2 Sense controllers (rechargable), eye-tracking||DualShock 4 (rechargeable), PS Move (rechargeable), PS Aim (rechargeable), voice|
|Audio||3.5mm aux output||3.5mm aux output|
|Weight||Not yet announced||600g|
|Release Date||Presumably Q3/Q4 2022||2016|
|Console Compatibility||PS5||PS4, PS4 Pro, PS5|
As of now, there’s still no announcement regarding the date of release for the PlayStation VR 2 headset. We’ll be regularly reporting on any news, so keep your ears open for more news!