It’s about time to see Sony announce its next-generation in VR gaming hardware. No really. Its typical launch cycle for the consoles, at least, is between 4 and 7 years. Sony’s PlayStation VR gen-one launched back in 2016. That means we’re approaching an inevitable PlayStation VR2 release.
This was confirmed a while ago, and this week Sony managed to show off the first official renders of the incoming VR hardware. It’s just a render, and no official images are out in the wild (yet), but it gives us a good look at what to expect.
The PlayStation VR2 headset is specifically designed to play nice with the PlayStation 5. Its name was made official at CES 2022 last month.
We already know some of the specs to expect, including OLED displays at 2000×2040p resolution per eye. There’s also 4K HDR on board, including frame rates of 90-120Hz. Expect some new Sense tech features including headset feedback and a single-cord setup.
PlayStation’s VR2 incoming
The PS VR2 headset and controller mimic similar ‘orb-like’ shapes. You also get the white colour focus, as we have on the PlayStation 5 console and its peripherals. So that’s obviously the main look Sony’s going for now.
According to Sony, the adjustable scope and placement of the stereo headphone jack also remain the same. So you’ll be able to find it without much trouble if you’ve used a previous-gen one. It’s introducing a few new features, like a lens adjustment dial to move the lenses and match the distance between the eyes.
There’s also a new vent design to let the air out for better ventilation and to reduce fogging.
Horizon: Call of the Mountain will be the first title heading to PS VR2. We don’t have any official word on launch dates, but it may be sometime in mid-2022.