You can see your surroundings and broadcast while wearing the headset, and you can also customize your playing area with the PlayStation VR2.
Sony has announced new details about the next generation PlayStation VR on the PlayStation Blog: “With the PlayStation VR2, you can see your surroundings while wearing the headset with our new see-through feature. It comes in handy when you want to quickly check where the PlayStation VR2 Sense controllers are in your room without taking the headset off. Thanks to the PlayStation VR2’s embedded front cameras, users can press the function button on the headset, or use the Card in the Control Center, to switch between viewing your surroundings or viewing the content on PlayStation VR2. The Card in the Control Center also gives quick access to other PlayStation VR2 settings, such as adjusting your play area. The see-through view is only for viewing, so there’s no recording option.
A new broadcast feature for PlayStation VR2 will allow you to film yourself while playing by connecting a PS5 HD Camera to the console. It’s a great way to show your movements and reactions during a boss battle and share your reactions with fellow gamers as it happens! The play area for PlayStation VR2 can be customized using the PlayStation VR2 Sense controllers and embedded cameras. The cameras will allow you to scan the room, while the PlayStation VR2 Sense controllers allow you to expand and further customize the play area to fit your play style and room environment. While playing, if you get close to the boundary you have set up, you will receive a warning that you are closely approaching the play area boundary. You can modify your settings at any time while PlayStation VR2 is connected. Once you set up your play area, the settings will be saved unless you move into a different play area.
In VR Mode, players can enjoy VR game content in a 360 view in a virtual environment. Content will be displayed in 4000 x 2040 HDR video format (2000 x 2040 per eye) with a 90Hz / 120Hz frame rate. In Cinematic Mode, players can view the PlayStation 5 system, UI, and all non-VR game and media content on a virtual cinema screen. Content in Cinematic Mode will be displayed in 1920×1080 HDR video format with 24 / 60Hz and 120Hz frame rates. PlayStation VR2 game developers will begin to access the latest user experience for PlayStation VR2 in a new system software release as part of the ongoing development. There are many exciting things to look forward to for PlayStation VR2, and we can’t wait to share more details about our next-generation virtual reality headset that takes a dramatic leap forward in gameplay innovation. We’ll share more information soon, including the platform’s launch date and additional games.”
They should reveal how much the headset will cost, which is important, isn’t it?