PlayStation VR 2 to Offer OLED HDR Displays and 110-Degree Field of View
YouTube channel PSVR Without Parole brings word of new details about PlayStation VR 2 that is being designed exclusively for the next-gen PlayStation 5, citing a private developer conference held by Sony. UploadVR has confirmed that the conference took place earlier this week. This adds to what we have already known about PSVR 2, with UploadVR revealing in May that the next-gen PlayStation VR headset would offer a resolution of 2000×2040 per eye, for a total 4K resolution. The Quest 2 does 1832×1920 per eye. PSVR 2 will still need a cable though.
PSVR 2 will include foveated rendering, which uses eye-tracking to reduce rendering workload, as well as flexible scaling resolution. Together, this should result in improved performance, as the PlayStation VR 2 will only render what you're looking at, allowing PS5 to use less power. The controllers will reportedly include haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and capacitive touch sensors for the thumb, index, and middle fingers, in addition to distance tracking.
Sony has stated that it is looking for "hybrid" AAA games that will work on both the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation VR 2. Consider what No Man's Sky, Hitman 3, and Resident Evil 7 have accomplished on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. This would give PS5 owners the option of playing a game in standard TV mode or virtual reality mode.
The PlayStation VR 2 is set to release in late 2022 according Bloomberg.