Sony hinted that it’s working on a new PlayStation VR a few months ago with new controllers, but tons of information leaked this week from a Sony developer summit. The leaks promise dramatic improvements to the display, field of view, performance, controllers, game support, and more.
According to the YouTube channel PSVR Without Parole and info from UploadVR, the PSVR 2 could be a rather compelling accessory. And while upgrades and improvements are nice, the reports that Sony told developer’s it’s planning optional VR support for all PS5 AAA game titles is a big one. Essentially letting users play AAA releases either in VR or on a TV.
PSVR 2 may arrive with an improved 2000 x 2040 resolution (for each eye) OLED display that offers HDR support and a wider 110-degree field of view. Plus, leaks claim it’ll have eye-tracking for improved resolution based on where the user is looking, which may help reduce eye strain. For what it’s worth, the original model is only 100-degrees and 1920 x 1080. This would give the visuals a huge upgrade across the board, perfect for upcoming PS5 games.
As for the controllers, which we’ve already seen, they could come equipped with capacitive sensors for the thumb, index, and middle fingers, not to mention triggers. These sensors can detect when you’re holding the controller, touching buttons, or even sense the distance to your finger.
The leak states that Sony will add haptic feedback to the controllers and some sort of “rotary motor” in the headset for feedback and a more immersive experience.
Unfortunately, this all comes from leaks and reports out of a developer conference, so we’ll have to wait and see how much of it comes true. There’s no new information regarding a potential release date, but you can expect it sometime in mid to late 2022.