Preparations for the launch of PlayStation VR2 are proceeding very well, and although Sony has not yet revealed the release window, we can expect it to hit shelves in the first or second quarter of 2023. also thesis the publication of more and more frequent updates on PS Blog, and a few moments ago, another one dedicated to user experience was published. The new article illustrates some features of PS VR2 designed to make the experience more comfortable, and we find some already seen in the excellent Meta Quest 2.
The Transparent View will allow you to see the surrounding environment by pressing a button in the menu while wearing the viewer. This feature is particularly useful for quickly checking the position of PS VR2 Sense controllers without removing the headset and is made possible by the PS VR2’s built-in front cameras. To use the transparent view, users only need to press the “function” button on the viewer or use the appropriate tab in the Control Center. Then it will be possible to move the view from the surrounding environment to the content on PS VR2.
In addition to the new In-Game Broadcast function, which will allow players to recover by connecting a PS5 HD camera to the console, the new Custom Play Area feature, already seen in Meta Quest, stands out. In short, the game area for PS VR2 can be customized using the PS VR2 Sense controllers and integrated cameras, scanning your room and deciding the maximum margins within which to move. Once the edges are reached, the viewer will report the situation, as shown in the image below.
In conclusion, Sony also announced the presence of two modes, VR Mode and Cinema Mode. In VR Mode, players can enjoy VR game content with a 360 ° view in a virtual environment. The content will be displayed in 4000 x 2040 HDR video format (2000 x 2040 per eye) with a 90 Hz / 120 Hz frame rate. In Cinema Mode, however, players can view the user interface and the PS5 system, in addition to all the multimedia content and non-VR games, on a large virtual screen. Cinema Mode content will be displayed in 1920 × 1080 HDR video format with frame rates of 24/60 Hz and 120 Hz.
Sony concludes the investigation by announcing that more information will be shared shortly, including the launch date and other games coming to the platform.