During the course of yesterday, Digital Foundry indicated that they were able to take a look at the specs of PSVR 2 without naming them. Another leak may have preceded this now. According to reports, the internal specs of PlayStation VR 2 were presented at Sony’s Developer Summit earlier this week and described by Digital Foundry as “even better.” If these apply, there is still no final name for the headset. Sony continues to refer to the headset internally as next-gen VR.
PSVR 2 full specs and controller details leaked
According to the YouTuber PSVR without Parole, the PSVR 2 will feature an OLED screen with HDR technology. The screen itself has a FOV (field of view) of 110°, which is another 10° more than the current PSVR headset. There is also talk of a resolution of 2000 × 2040 pixels per eye, plus flexible scaling resolution foveated rendering and eye-tracking.
Using foveated rendering, the rendering of content can be focused where the user is looking. This means that invisible content is reduced, for example in the details, which saves computing power.
The controller was also mentioned again, including haptic feedback and adaptive triggers to increase immersion and reduce motion sickness. In addition, there is finger-touch tracking, for example, to determine the distance between fingers and thumb.
Furthermore, comments were made on the content for PSVR 2, in which one no longer speaks only of experience, but of comprehensive AAA productions that one is aiming for, as well as hybrid experiences that give one the choice of whether to play the games in VR or want to experience 2D. There should be no downward compatibility, contrary to the PS5.
As for the PSVR 2 release plan, Sony will apparently talk about the launch plans in early 2022, with a possible release in the same year, presumably again in the fall. So far, however, none of this information has been confirmed, which is why you should take this information with due precaution as usual.