Sony Announces the Next Generation of Playstation VR

The Next Step In Virtual Reality Gaming

Carl Harding, Writer

Last month Playstation has just announced the long-awaited PlayStation VR2 and has additionally provided many other details about the new VR headset. For those who do not know what VR means, it stands for Virtual Reality, which is a 3rd-dimensional computer-generated simulation game that allows players who use a virtual reality headset to interact with the digital environment in a realistic way.

VR gaming has come a very long way since it started back in the mid-1980s and The PSVR2 is looking to improve upon many things that other VR headsets can’t do. The PSVR2 will include an organic light-emitting diode display or OLED for short, that will be able to support a 4000 x 2040 resolution, a 110- degree field of view, and a foveated rendering that uses gaze tracking that renders some parts of an object or image, allowing the user to see the object more clearly. The PSVR2 will also offer 4K High Dynamic Range support and frame rates of 90/120 hertz. 

Unfortunately for PlayStation and VR lovers alike, the headset won’t be launching until late 2022 or early 2023 depending on supply and demand constraints caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It is also estimated that the headset could cost around 300 to 500 dollars, which compared to other VR headsets, is a better deal than paying 600 dollars. Another thing to consider is that it will probably be hard to get the headset as stock of the product could be purchased the second it hits the shelves similar to what happened with the Playstation 5 and the Xbox Series X when they were released back in late 2020. And the ‘scalper’ issue, which is when people who buy a product and sell it for a higher price,  may play a big role in the delay of the VR headset.

For the most part, Playstation and VR fans alike should be very excited as this is going to be a big giant step forward in VR gaming. This headset is going to push Virtual Reality gaming to places it has never been before and the future of gaming and VR gaming is looking better than ever.