Sony Announces the New Generation Of PlayStation VR Possibly Called the PSVR 2
By Wajeeh Uddin 01 Mar, 21
In earlier February, it was reported by Hideaki Nishino, senior vice president of platform planning and management at Sony Interactive Entertainment, that another variant of PlayStation Virtual Reality Headset is underway with improved performance and enhanced interactive features planned explicitly for PS5 which was released in November 2020.
In his blogpost, Nishino announced the release of PSVR’s successor whose development is underway and reaffirmed the devotion of the enterprise to add to the tremendous field of steadily developing innovation and be the wellspring of diversion for some individuals around the world having an interest in PlayStation and Virtual Reality games. The successor of the previous PSVR is going to have much-improved features and better performance than the original one in every aspect.
The new headset will uphold higher goals, a more extensive field of view, and improved tracking and input. However, the headset interfaces with the PS5 utilizing a single cord eliminating the possibility of being wireless, but is an undeniably more improved arrangement than the current PSVR employments. In addition to that, the senior vice president also reported that the new version will incorporate a DualSense wireless controller, however, a dedicated controller will also be provided alongside the wireless one.
Frankly speaking, Sony also released a second version of PSVR back in 2017, incorporating an HD go-through, dedicated cord for connectivity, and integrated headphones. In any case, the genuine PSVR 2.0 vows to give a far more noteworthy hop in specs that will eventually exploit the PS5's all the more remarkable equipment thereby increasing its goal, pixel quality, and revive rate.
With the confirmation of PSVR 2, the avid fanatics are eagerly waiting for the release of the headset but as per Sony the fans won’t be seeing the new version any time sooner like Nishino stated, "there's still a lot of development underway for our new VR system". Therefore, it is expected to launch potentially in 2022 as the CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Ryan stated, “Will it be this year? No. Will it be next year? No. But will it come at some stage? We believe that."
While talking to JQ, Jim Ryan addressed that the PSVR 2 is going to be a new design for PS5, and the dev kits are going to go out very soon. Speaking of PSVR 2, the CEO also said that they are not going to disclose the specs, however, over the year, people are going to find more about the upcoming hardware set that might be the source of revolution for future endeavors of new generations of VR games.
As indicated by Nishino, it will have better ergonomics and incorporates various key features of the PS5 DualSense controller. It is assumed that it implies haptic input and, perhaps, a versatile adaptive trigger.
PSVR 1 which is the original PSVR, launched at $499.99, but the retail price significantly dropped over the years. Presently, you can buy a PSVR starter group for about $200. However, PSVR 2 having advanced technology and improved and enhanced features is expected to range from about $499.99 to $799.99.
The price may vary, as Sony starts unfurling the specs of the new VR set which is currently under development. There is a lot to know about the new version but the company is not yet ready to unfold the strategy behind its innovation. PSVR 2 might serve as the rejuvenating force that can revolutionize the next generation of VR games and experiences.