You are regrettably out of luck if your holiday plans included donning a Sony virtual reality headset. Sony said on Instagram on Monday that the next edition of the console-based VR system won’t be available until “early 2023,” over six years after its predecessor launched in 2016.
Along with a headband-style visor resembling that of the first PS VR, the Sony PlayStation VR2 will have the same color scheme as the PlayStation 5 gaming system. It is expected to have controllers with cutting-edge haptics and distinctive vibrating feedback.
In order to maximize resolution and improve graphics with fewer pixels, it also supports eye-tracking, has a 110-degree field of vision, and uses a method called foveated rendering.
For displaying the outside environment within the headset, the device has passthrough cameras. In order to establish a border for the games, it can also scan the walls, floors, and objects like chairs and desks.
Displays on the PlayStation VR2 will have a combined 4K resolution and support either a 90Hz or 120Hz refresh rate. A single USB-Type C cable can be used to connect the device and console, according to the manufacturer.
Additionally, the manufacturer has already disclosed that when PS VR2 is formally released, consumers will have access to a selection of about 20 top games. It will feature games set in the Walking Dead and Horizon universes as well as VR editions of No Man’s Sky and Resident Evil Village, among other games.