In these recent hours, Sony Interactive Entertainment officially announced the work on PlayStation VR 2. The first details on the technical improvements of the successor were also given.
PlayStation VR 2 announced for PS5
After the rumors of the past few months, Sony Interactive Entertainment officially announced PlayStation VR 2 today. The successor to PlayStation VR is in development for the PlayStation 5 and will, unfortunately, be a while in coming.
Sony Interactive Entertainment has not yet named a specific release period, but at least pointed out that we should not expect the launch of PlayStation VR 2 in 2021. Even if the release is not expected until 2022 at the earliest, the first third-party manufacturers have already been given appropriate dev kits and are working on games for the next generation of VR.
In direct comparison with the original PlayStation VR system from 2016, there are of course numerous technical improvements that are intended to enable the developers to create innovative VR experiences. According to Sony Interactive Entertainment, almost all areas of PlayStation VR have been technically raised to the next level, from resolution and field of view to tracking and input options.
PlayStation VR 2 connects to the PS5 with a single cable for easy setup and improved usability. At the same time, a visual high-fidelity experience is made possible. One of the biggest innovations of the new headset is the redesigned controller, which will take up some features that already distinguished the PS5’s DualSense controller.
“That’s just one of the examples of future-proof technology we’re developing to match our vision for a whole new generation of VR games and experiences,” said Sony Interactive Entertainment in today’s announcement. “There’s still a lot of development underway for our new VR system, so it won’t be launching in 2021.”
Even if the players have to be patient for a while before they can use the new headset themselves, it was important to those responsible to keep the players up to date with the latest developments. Further details on the successor to PlayStation VR will therefore follow in due course.
Finally, Sony Interactive Entertainment used the announcement of PlayStation VR 2 to thank the players for their support.