PSVR 2 Headset Will Launch On February 2023 | Inquirer Technology

PSVR 2 Headset Will Launch On February 2023

05:38 AM November 10, 2022

Sony will delve deeper into the virtual reality industry with its PSVR 2 headset. Gamers could expect an improved VR gaming experience next year.

Specifically, the Japanese tech firm will launch this PlayStation accessory on February 22, 2023. According to the PlayStation Blog, its price starts at $549.99.

ADVERTISEMENT

More importantly, it will have functions not found in other VR headsets. Sony focused on adding visual quality and a few interesting mixed-reality features.

PSVR 2 Headset Has Foveated Rendering And Mesh Scanning

This is the PSVR 2 headset.

Photo Credit: www.gamesindustry.biz

Sony’s new VR device adjusts to your eyes. Specifically, it tracks the fovea, a tiny pit on your retina opposite the lens.

FEATURED STORIES

It is the spot with the highest visual clarity. Moreover, the fovea lets you focus on detailed tasks like reading. The PSVR 2 will adjust graphics for that part of the eye.

The headset would render in-game assets where you are looking and reduce their quality around your peripheral vision.

As a result, the gaming accessory improves graphics quality and prevents lag. This feature is unique but similar to how non-VR games render in-game objects and environments. 

For example, the open-world sci-fi survival game Horizon Zero Dawn only renders graphics where the camera is looking.

What’s more, PSVR 2 can mesh your physical space. Other VR headsets, like the HTC Vive, come with numerous cameras that you install around your room.

You must also clear your play area until the cameras detect a wide enough space. On the other hand, PSVR 2 may change that with its mesh scanning feature.

It would scan your room and create a digital mesh, a map that defines where you can play virtual reality games. Also, it opens metaverse gaming possibilities.

ADVERTISEMENT

The term “metaverse” refers to merging the real world with virtual spaces so that both could provide better features. Also, the PSVR 2 headset has potential benefits for online livestreams. 

Its live broadcast mode uses the PlayStation 5’s TV-mounted camera so that you appear on footage from your live gameplay.

Current Twitch streams usually show game footage while an influencer plays on a smaller window below. Soon, they might be able to move around in their live recordings.

Conclusion

You may head to the PlayStation Blog website to learn about the PSVR 2 headset. It is $549.99, but you may order the VR2 Horizon Call of the Mountain bundle for $599.99.

Buying this accessory is similar to ordering a PlayStation 5 on the Sony website. You register and await an exclusive invitation to pre-order the PSVR 2 headset.

You may also try some of the new PlayStation 5 games like God Of War: Ragnarok. Alternatively, you could purchase a new gaming handheld like the Nintendo Switch.

The latest tech news delivered to your inbox


TOPICS: Gaming, PlayStation 5, PS VR2, Trending, virtual reality
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our technology news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.