PSVR 2: OLED screen, haptic feedback and resolution, the first clues

PSVR 2: OLED screen, haptic feedback and resolution, the first clues


Some time ago Sony surprisingly announced the new virtual reality headset. The PSVR 2 has not yet shown itself completely, but over time we have received a whole series of official information directly from the Japanese company. Now, waiting to see the new PlayStation VR helmet in action, a new batch of details have appeared on the net, and are intriguing all those who are passionate about the world of virtual reality.

Revealing something new on PSVR 2 is the YouTuber 'PSVR Without Words', who has released a new video in which the protagonist is Sony's new virtual reality headset. The youtuber talks about a closed-door conference for developers, which would have been the theater where all this new information on the PS5 headset was revealed.

First of all, it seems that PSVR 2 will have an OLED display with HDR support and the two screens will have a resolution of 2000 x 2040 per eye. The new viewer would also use haptic feedback to increase immersion and reduce motion sickness. To this we would add Sony's willingness to develop triple A experiences that can be played both traditionally on a TV screen and with a VR helmet; a bit like what happened with Resident Evil 7.

Rumor: Alleged details for Playstation's next VR headset via well known PSVR YouTuber.

- Fresnel OLED display with HDR.

- 2000 x 2040 resolution per eye.

- 110 ° FOV

- May not be backwards compatible with PSVR.

- Launch plans to be revealed in early 2022. https : //

- Okami (@ Okami13_) August 4, 2021

Finally, details emerge from the YouTube video on a possible lack of backward compatibility with the previous PSVR model and a much more specific reveal on the release period that will take place in the first months of 2022. At the moment, everything is silent. Sony, and we don't know if this phantom behind closed door conference is something real or not. Precisely for this reason we advise you to take this information with due attention until some official announcement.

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PSVR 2 specs leaked as rumours claim Sony is planning AAA VR games

An unofficial render of what the PSVR 2 could look like (pic:

Newly leaked specs for the next gen PSVR look very impressive, with Sony allegedly planning to support it with more first party games.

Earlier in the week Digital Foundry hinted about having seen the latest technical specifications for the next generation PlayStation VR headset. They didn’t say what they were, but they did say they haven’t been leaked yet and that they make the headset ‘look even better’ compared to leaks from earlier in the year.

A few days later and it now seems as if the details have leaked, either that or someone has made up a very believable lie on Reddit.

Supposedly, the new headset uses two Fresnel OLED screen at a resolution of 2000×2040 – which is something that’s been leaked before – and also supports HDR and has a FOV (field of view) of 110°. What’s more interesting though is Sony’s plans for the software…

According to the leaker, who expands their comments in the video below, Sony’s intention is to move away from tech demo style ‘VR experiences’ and concentrate on AAA games that can be played either in VR or on a normal screen – with the idea that both versions will launch at once and you’ll just choose which screen you want to play them on.

Although Sony has actively encouraged indie developers to support the current PlayStation VR headset it has published very few games itself, with most of those only coming at launch.

This leak seems to suggest a change in policy, with talk of backwards compatibility and remasters for some current PlayStation VR titles.

The new controllers don’t have a name yet (pic: Sony)

Other technical details include the foveated rendering (which only displays what you’re looking at, thereby saving processing power) which was mentioned in previous leaks and haptics in the headset to reduce motion sickness.

The new controllers, which are the only element of the hardware that’s been officially revealed so far, will apparently be bundled with every headset as standard and, in addition to the already announced haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, include capacitive touch sensors that can track the distance between your fingers and thumb.

The headset is apparently referred to by Sony as NGVR (next gen VR) at the moment, not PSVR 2, and it’s predicted that launch plans will be announced in early 2022.

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This is all pretty easy stuff to make up, especially given some of the details have appeared in previous leaks, but things like the resolution have been mentioned so often now that it’s beginning to look like a certainty.

The biggest question is how much all of this is going to cost. The original PlayStation VR was excellent value for money, but it was still £349 at launch – and that was without any controllers.

However, Sony will know their closest competition is the Oculus Quest 2, the cheapest version of which is £299 with controllers. So it’s unlikely the new PlayStation VR will be much more than that.

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