Sony to launch PSVR2 at end 2022

Sony will introduce a second-generation of PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset at the end of 2022, taking giant leaps in visual clarity, responsiveness, and detail, thanks to a new-generation of Samsung OLED panels, and the power of the PlayStation 5 console.

The original PSVR headset was introduced for the PS4 in 2016 and it still offers the best (and only) virtual reality experience for mainstream games consoles. It's pretty limited even compared to other headsets of its day, however. Restricted to 180 degrees, with lower refresh rate screens, a limited viewing angle, and the lower power of the PS4, lead to a competent, but hardly stellar VR experience.

Still, it sold more than 5 million units, and Sony will no doubt be looking to only improve upon this with its new generation design.

The PSVR2 will be far more capable. IT will include a 4K screeen, inside out tracking, IPD adjustment, gaze tracking for foveated rendering, a haptic feedback motor system, and a USB-C connection. It will work hand-in-hand with the newly announced PSVR2 controllers. They use an "orb" shape for a more natural feel than the traditional Move Motion wands, with greater balance and ergonomics, new haptic feedback, better tracking capabilities, adaptive triggers, and finger touch detection, for basic digit tracking.

Expect the PSVR2 to launch in the holiday season of 2022, but we'll no doubt learn more over the next year.

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