Sony grabbed a small surprise at its CES 2022 press conference, spilling a few more information of its supposed next-gen VR headset for the PlayStation 5. And, a bit of sneak peeks at a game.
The hardware is called the PlayStation VR 2 as Sony describes in a new, elaborated blog post about the hardware. And its groovy controllers are called PSVR 2 Sense controllers, alike in spirit to Sony’s DualSense controllers.
But the more amazing news is the exclusive game unveiled: Horizon Call of the Mountain, a game that seems to be set in the same game world as Horizon Zero Dawn.
The VR headset commits to have different vibrating feedback and controllers with enhanced haptics, together with eye-tracking, a 110-degree field of view and foveated providing, a technology that aims just at where the fovea of the eye is considering to optimize resolution, getting more graphics to punch with lesser pixels.
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Sony’s PlayStation Head of R&D Dominic Mallinson recommended eye-tracking could be returned in a 2019 interview.
It seems to be one of the big game-changing VR headsets anticipated this year, however, the release date of the same is still not known… or how much it will cost. But yes there is a lot of other information available to us now:
- OLED displays, with 2,000×2,040-pixel resolution per eye, 90Hz and 120Hz frame rates
- 110-degree field of view
- Eye-tracking, and foveated rendering
- Adjustable lens separation
- In-headset vibration
- 3D audio
- Built-in microphone, and audio-out headset jack
- Four external cameras for tracking
- Single USB-C connection
- Controllers with USB-C ports, Bluetooth 5.1, rechargeable batteries, 6DoF tracking, finger tracking using capacitive touch buttons and infrared, haptics, and exclusive haptic triggers like the DualSense controller.
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