Sony finally revealed the launch timing of its next-generation VR headset for the PS5. The PlayStation VR2 is set to hit the market sometime in early 2023 next year, though no other details (including pricing) were announced.
Compared to the first generation PS VR, the PS VR2 features a number of improvements. The headset, for one, has a built-in motor with vibrations that is meant to amplify “the sensations of in-game actions from the player.” For example, you can feel a character’s elevated pulse during tense moments, or even the rush of objects passing close to the character’s head, as Sony puts it.
Other specifications of the PS VR2 include support for 4K HDR, a display resolution of 2040 x 2000 per eye, an OLED panel with a 90/120Hz refresh rate, 110-degree field of view, and foveated rendering.
And then there’s the PS VR2 Sense controller, which naturally sports the DualSense’s adaptive triggers and haptic feedback for an immersive gameplay experience. Interestingly, the next-gen VR controller also has finger touch detection; it can “detect your fingers (without pressing any button) in the areas where you place your thumb, index, or middle fingers.”
Hopefully, Sony will reveal more details on the PlayStation VR2 system in the near future, including a more elaborate list of games for the VR system and (more importantly) pricing details.