Sony unveiled the PlayStation VR 2 (PSVR 2) headset and its new controllers at CES 2022 yesterday. Now, a new report citing KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo, suggests that the headset will start shipping during the second quarter of 2022.
That’s, of course, likely when the device will start shipping globally, and Sony hasn’t shown any interest in bringing its virtual reality (VR) headsets to India at the moment. Kuo also predicted that Meta (formerly Facebook) will ship 1-2 million units of its upcoming mixed reality headset, called Project Cambria over 2022.
Sony PSVR 2 Specifications and Features
As mentioned before, the Sony PSVR 2 was announced at CES yesterday. The device has a six-axis motion sensing system, which includes a three-axis gyroscope and a three-axis accelerometer. It also has OLED displays, and with 2000×2040 pixel resolution per eye, with 90Hz and 120Hz refresh rates. The lens separation can also be customised by the user.
In addition, the headset provides vibration feedback based on what it’s being used for, and has an approximately 110 degrees field of view. The headset also has four cameras and a fifth IR tracking camera for eye tracking. There’s a built-in microphone and headphone jack, along with an USB Type-C port that can be used for charging and connecting to the PlayStation 5.
Sony also announced the Sense controllers with the PSVR 2, which have additional sensors for playing games in VR. The controllers have a PS button, the options button and action buttons — Circle/Cross on the right one, and Triangle/Square on the left. The triggers — R1, R2, L1 and L2 — are also separated between the left and right controllers. And as with the PSVR 2 headset itself, the controllers also have a six-axis motion sensing system, but you also get finger touch detection on these controllers.
The Japanese giant has claimed that the PSVR 2 will offer gamers a “greater sense of presence”, which should enhance the overall virtual reality experience. “With the headset on and controllers in hand, players will feel a heightened range of sensations unlike any other — thanks to the creativity of the game worlds being built by our world class developers, and the latest technology incorporated into the hardware,” the company said in a blog post.
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