Apart from PlayStation 5, the gamers are also on their toes right now waiting to get a glimpse of their favorite VR headset that is PlayStation VR 2 aka PSVR 2
The PSVR 2 is a virtual reality headset that is expected to be the next-generation follow-up to the original PSVR that released in 2016. As we all aware that Sony is going to release the PS5 sometime in Holiday 2020 with lots of exciting features and awesome specs. We are also hoping the coming PSVR 2 to have improved resolution, pixel quality, and refresh rates.
The latest leak, regarding the PSVR 2 is coming from the recent job listing from Sony Corp Japan, which claims that “You will be in charge of the development and design work for the housing and barrel of the next-generation VR head-mounted display.” It also adds that “develop a mechanism for a VR head-mounted display with a view to five years from now”, that hints that Sony might bring the PSVR 2 on ground mid-way through the PlayStation 5’s life cycle.
Sony has previously filed apatent for a Motion Sickness Reduction in early last year, which is said torebuild the VR experience for gamers. The main aim of this patent looks to beto more flawlessly connect what the player sees in the game and feels in reallife. Reducing motion sickness would also allow gamers to have a more pleasantexperience that could last longer than traditional VR experiences.
PSVR 2 is also long rumored to potentially be wireless. Instead of running off of a built-in power supply with its own microphone and video/audio source, the device will be a wireless headset. If Sony makes it a reality then this would be revolutionary. Moreover, the PSVR 2 is rumored to be making use of a new kind of motion controller. Think Valve’s Index controllers, but better. With the finger tracking support that the rumored controllers might have, hopefully, the response to motion would be quick and accurate.
Reports also suggest that the resolution or pixel density of the PSVR 2’s display is likely to be improved with higher frame rates helping to ease motion sickness and improve overall picture clarity. We can also see improvements coming from PS5’s new 3D audio tech.
Regarding the PSVR 2 price, it is better to take this with the pinch of salt as nothing is confirmed from Sony yet. The broad speculation claims that PSVR 2 might cost ranges from $499.99 to about $799.99.
Though many recent reports andthe job listing suggests that it might be launched this year, but I personallybelieve that it is highly unlikely to see the PSVR 2 getting released thisyear. The rough release date that’s circulating right now is in 2021, about ayear after the PS5 release.