Sony has shared an update on its upcoming PlayStation VR2 headset yesterday. The company used the PlayStation account on Instagram and other social media channels to tease that the headset would be released in “early 2023.”
Sony’s original PS VR headset pretty much pioneered virtual reality on consoles during the PS4/Xbox One generation, and the device is still compatible with the PlayStation 5. However, Sony’s PlayStation VR2 should represent a big leap forward for the technology.
The two OLED displays on the PS VR 2 will offer 2000 × 2040 resolution per eye, a 110-degree field of view, and a refresh rate of 90 or 120 Hz. The headset will also support 4K HDR content, and it will come with a built-in motor for headset feedback. Lastly, the headset will only require a single cord connection to PlayStation 5 consoles.
Last month, Sony shared more details about the user experience for its PlayStation VR2 headset. There will be a new see-through view that will use the PS VR2’s embedded front cameras to let users see their surroundings without removing the headset. A new broadcast feature will also allow players to film themselves while playing.
Sony expects to have over 20 PS VR2 games ready at launch, with Horizon Call of the Mountain being one of the first-party games to be announced. We don’t know the price of the PlayStation VR2 headset yet, but it will be interesting to see if it matches the $399 introductory price for the original PS VR.