PlayStation has lifted the lid on the latest device coming to PS5, so we fill you in on everything you need to know about the PS VR2.
With CES in full swing (an annual convention where tech companies show off their shiny new toys) PlayStation has taken the opportunity to shed some official light on its latest virtual reality device. So if you were lucky enough to score yourself a PS5 over Chrissy, here’s what you need to know about PS VR2 before the unit eventually hits our shores.
PlayStation VR2 is the official name
Bit of an obvious one, really, but up until now the name has purely been a working title. Meanwhile, the device’s controller has also been named – dubbed the PlayStation VR2 Sense controller. Like the PS5 DualSense, the controller is said to include haptic feedback and adaptive triggers to make each experience more immersive.
There’s only one cable
Anybody who has dabbled with the original PS VR knows that actually using it was hardly seamless. A mess of cords being tied to the PS4 meant some movements could send you to the floor. PS VR hopes to simplify that process with just a single cord being connected to the PS5. Not quite the wireless solution we would truly love, but progress all the same.
The new headset will look and function better
If you love yourself some fancy tech the PS VR2 hopes to deliver it in spades. The unit offers 4K HDR, 110-degree field of view and a pretty new OLED display. Even better is that PS VR2 detects the motion of your eyes to use that as an actual control input, which should allow you to interact more naturally in-game.
Horizon Call of the Mountain is a new PS5 game being built for PS VR2
While we’re still patiently waiting for Horizon Forbidden West, Horizon Call of the Mountain is a surprising new announcement that should help expand the series’ world.
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“We don’t want to reveal too much just yet, but this story will be told through the eyes of an entirely new character,” PlayStation wrote on its official blog. “You will also meet Aloy, other familiar faces, and new characters along the way, and we’ll be introducing you to the protagonist of Horizon Call of the Mountain soon.”
The game is apparently being designed to push hardware technology, innovation, and gameplay, so sign us the hell up.
No word on when PS VR2 will actually launch for PS5, but we’re guessing the end of 2022 or start of 2023. Stay tuned for more info!
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