Sony revealed its next-gen virtual reality gaming system for the PS5 at CES 2022 in Las Vegas, which is being recognized as Sony offering a significant upgrade on the original PSVR which was released in 2016 and has since seen intense competition. Sony also unveiled its first exclusive title for the PlayStation VR2: Horizon Call of the Mountain, which will be the latest installment in the machine hunting action franchise.
The headset includes haptic feedback, eye-tracking technology, and will connect to the PS5 with a single cable. The eye-tracking software is a big upgrade that will render screen images more quickly by reducing the quality in gamers’ peripheral vision, allowing the system to make big savings on computing power. Sony says the eye-tracking software will offer an additional input for the game characters, allowing players “to interact more intuitively in new and lifelike ways.”
The haptic feedback in the headset has been billed as a new sensory feature that will allow gamers to feel characters’ elevated pulse in moments of tension, as well as “the rush of objects passing close to the character’s head, or the thrust of a vehicle as the character specs forwards”.
The headset offers an upgrade on Sony’s last offering with a 110-degree field of vision compared to 100 before. Each eye will also be offered a big improvement in screen, with the display resolution of 2000 x 2040 compared to 1920 x 1080 in its first-generation headset.
Release dates for the headset and Horizon Call of the Mountain have not yet been announced.
(All information was provided by Sky News)