Sony’s PlayStation VR2 headset is coming ‘early 2023’, according to company posts on Twitter and Instagram. Sony has been leaking information about the next headset for the past few months, and now we have at least a lead time as to when we can expect to get our hands on the hardware.
Although the company released design details for the headset earlier this year, it still hasn’t announced pricing. However, it promises a lot for the PlayStation VR2 – it will feature screens that add up to 4K resolution and can run at 90 or 120Hz, have a 110 degree field of view and use foveal rendering, which makes certain some parts of the image are sharper than others to make things easier for the computer (or, in this case, the PlayStation 5). The company also says it will connect to your console with a single USB C cable.
Sony has already announced that it will have a range of around 20 “major” games available when it launches. Titles include games set in the Horizon and Walking Dead universe, as well as VR versions of No Man’s Sky and Resident Evil Village.
Unlike the original PlayStation VR headset, the PS VR2 won’t use a camera connected to your console to track your movements. Instead, it will use upside-down tracking, similar to Quest 2, where cameras on the headset itself are in charge of motion tracking. This means the PS VR2 will also be able to let you see your surroundings when wearing the headset. Sony also says the PlayStation 5 will let you stream playing VR games, though you’ll need to connect a PlayStation HD camera.