Teased at this year’s CES, Sony has officially announced the PlayStation VR 2. Pre-orders for the headset have already begun, with availability beginning in February of next year. So, let’s take a look at what Sony has to offer with the PlayStation VR 2, as well as the expected price in Nepal.
Sony PlayStation VR 2 Overview:
The PlayStation VR 2 takes design cues from the PS5’s family of products, in terms of look and feel. But in contrast to the PS 5’s fat-edge design, the VR 2 has rounded edges for better head comfort. Sony has also reduced the overall weight and size of the headset, though no specific figures have been provided.
A new addition to the headset is a vent along the front of the scope which should help you stay cool during longer gameplay sessions.
Meanwhile, the PS VR 2 controller has been completely redesigned by Sony. The “Sense controller” has an orb-like design that allows you to hold the controller naturally. It is equipped with adaptive triggers and haptic feedback.
Additionally, there is a finger-touch detection feature that tracks triggers without the need to press any areas. This allows for a more natural movement. You also get the standard action stick and analog buttons.
The PlayStation VR 2 has an OLED display with a resolution of 2000 x 2040 pixels per eye. That is, a total resolution of 4000 x 2040 pixels. The display operates at a refresh rate of 90Hz or 120Hz and supports HDR as well as foveated rendering.
The latter is a rendering technique that involves lowering image quality in peripheral vision in order to improve quality in areas where the user is looking. The headset also has a single built-in motor for improved haptics. It vibrates in response to the in-game events to help make games much more immersive.
Like the original PS VR, the VR 2 must be wired to PS5 for use. However, you no longer need an external camera to register your movement. The headset tracks your movement and location using what it refers to as “inside-out tracking,” which uses cameras built right into the headset.
It supports eye-tracking too, which allows it to recognize where you’re looking even if you don’t move your head. The VR 2 also has a “see-through view” feature that allows players to check their surroundings without taking off the headset. Players can even use the headset to define the boundaries of their play area.
Rest of the specs
For audio, the VR 2 headset has a built-in microphone and a headphone port. Whereas you also get support for PlayStation’s 3D audio technology for spatial sound.
Sony has also announced a bunch of games that are compatible with the PS VR 2. This includes Horizon Call of the Mountain, Resident Evil: Village, Resident Evil 4 VR, No Man’s Sky, Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, and other 15 titles.
Sony PlayStation VR 2 Specifications:
|Panel resolution||2000 x 2040 pixels (per eye)|
|Panel refresh rate||90Hz, 120Hz|
|Field of View||Approx. 110 degrees|
|Sensors||Motion Sensor: Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer)|
Attachment Sensor: IR Proximity sensor
|Cameras||4 cameras for headset and controller tracking|
IR camera for eye tracking per eye
|Feedback||Vibration on headset|
|Communication with PS5||USB Type-C|
|Audio||Input: Built-in microphone|
Output: Stereo headphone jack
Sony PlayStation VR 2 Price in Nepal and Availability
The PS VR 2 will set you back USD 550 for which you will get a VR headset, two Sense controllers, and stereo headphones. A charging station for the controllers is also available for $50. You can pre-order it here and it will be available from February 23, 2022. If and when the Sony Playstation VR 2 is released in Nepal, we expect it to cost NPR 85,000.
|VR headset||Price in the US||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Sony Playstation VR 2||USD 550||NPR 85,000|
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