PSVR 2: release date and price of the new generation virtual reality headset

By Laurent P., Cécile D. Published on November 2, 2022 at 2:39 pm.

PlayStation revealed for its PS5, on February 22, 2022, the design of the new generation of virtual reality headset, PSVR2. A headset that gives a first glimpse of its features. Transparent view, cinematic mode, streaming functionality… Let’s take stock!

sony again gives the news about his new helmet virtual reality ! The Japanese manufacturer revealed in a post from PlayStation-Blogthis November 2, 2022, a release date, as well as the price of the next generation VR headset, PSVR2. See you on February 22, 2023 to discover this little gem of technology, with a price of 599.99 euros.

A notice that follows a July 26 post, giving a first look at the virtual reality headset and also revealing many new features. Starting with the news transparent view proposed by the headphones… Me PSVR2, you will be able to see your surroundings once the helmet is in your eyes. A useful feature, especially when looking for your controllers PSVR2 Sense and that you already have the helmet on your head, and powered by the integrated front cameras at the push of a button.

Another new feature is the ability to stage yourself during your time game broadcasts filming myself, just hooking one up ps5 hd camera in the Console. Handy when streaming on Twitch or any other… You’ll also be able to create your own custom play spacedepending on the room you play in and the surrounding furniture, thanks to the controllers PSVR2 Sense and built-in cameras. Thus, the headphones analyze the room in which you play and prevent you from bumping into the furniture. Note that controllers allow you to customize this space.

And finally, VR mode AND cinematic mode, offering an interesting video format: 4000 x 2040 HDR (2000 x 2040 for eyes) with a frame rate of 90 Hz/120 Hz for VR mode and 1920×1080 HDR with a frame rate of 24/60 Hz and even 120 Hz for mode cinematic. The latter allows you to use the PS5 user interface and system, as well as non-VR media and games.

A helmet that is revealed as the announcements are made… On February 22nd, Sony already revealed the design of its future. VR headset the new generation for its PS5. A globe-shaped helmet, in line with the latest from the Japanese firm, to blend naturally into your living room. This was officially announced on January 5, via playstation-blogand also introduced a new controller, the PlayStation VR2 Sense.

Push the boundaries of virtual reality with PSVR 2:

A new helmet which, according to sonybrings virtual reality gaming to a new dimension“proposal”an even more complete immersion, allowing players to immerse themselves like never before in their favorite video game worldsA helmet which thanks to the innovations brought by PS5also offers a unique experience made possible thanks to “high-fidelity visuals, new sensory features and improved tracking“, all with a single cable connected to the keyboard.

it VR headset is thus consistent with 4K AND HDROffer of “a 110 degree field of view“, and one”foveal rendering, guaranteeing a high-fidelity visual experienceOn the solution side, count a 2000 x 2040 display for every eye, thanks to him OLED screen. And for the refresh rate, this amounts to 90/120 Hz. Another strong point of this little gem of technology, the tracking of the controller from the helmet, based on the cameras built into the VR headsetand can track you and your controller without the need for an external camera.

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Another small innovation: new sensory functionalities with a technology that allows the combination of eye tracking, feedback from the helmet – which “it increases the sensory dimension of the player’s actions” – and 3D audio features on the game console VR2 Sense. On the return side of the headset, expect unique vibrations, simulating the pulse of a character’s acceleration, the sensation of friction when an object passes by your head, or even the push of a vehicle when it’s accelerating. A new sensory dimension for an even more intense immersion! Otherwise, a lens adjustment wheel has been added, as well as a slimmer design, for a slightly lower weight.

Also note that the process of installing the headset is also simplified, thanks to a single connection, directly to your game console. And on the gaming side, what can you expect? sony took the opportunity, last January, to provide some information, with the publication ofHorizon The Call of the Mountainfrom the franchise about the adventures ofalloydeveloped here by the same team, that of guerrilla AND The breath of fire.

Therefore, the virtual reality headset will not be under you Christmas tree, but you can rely on your New Year’s gifts to finance the purchase of the console. Pre-orders open on November 15th. So are we falling for PSVR 2, folks?

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