Sony Reveals New VR Headset for the PlayStation 5

Daniel Attoe
Daniel Attoe

Updated · Feb 21, 2022

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Sony officially announced a successor to the PlayStation VR headset on Tuesday at CES 2022. 

Unveiling the PS VR2

During CES 2022, Sony revealed details for its upcoming next-gen virtual reality headset for the PlayStation 5 game console. The tech company also gave a demo on a new game.  

Sony Interactive Entertainment president and CEO Jim Ryan said the headset will be called PlayStation VR2. It will come alongside a new controller - the PlayStation VR2 Sense. Ryan did not reveal the designs of either hardware. However, he disclosed the expected specs.

The PS VR2 will come with an OLED display, 4K HDR with a 110-degree field of view, and foveated rendering. It offers headset feedback, a new feature that amplifies the sensations of in-game actions. It will also feature eye-tracking technology to help players to interact intuitively with actions within the game. Inside-out tracking will allow the device to track player and controller movements through embedded cameras in the VR headset.

The setup process will be simple, only requiring a connection to the PlayStation 5 using a USB-C cord.

Sony’s PS VR2 is a significant step to cement its standing, with the virtual reality market forecasted to grow rapidly in 2022

Horizon, Exclusive for PS VR2

As part of the CES press conference, Jim Ryan also gave a sneak peek into a new game: Horizon: Call of the Mountain. The new title, set in Sony’s Horizon universe, will be exclusive to the PS VR2 headset. There is no release date for the game, so far.

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Daniel Attoe

Daniel Attoe

Daniel is an Economics grad who fell in love with tech. His love for books and reading pushed him into picking up the pen - and keyboard. Also a data analyst, he's taking that leap into data science and machine learning. When not writing or studying, chances are that you'll catch him watching football or face-deep in an epic fantasy novel.

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