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Sony PlaуStation VR2 headset opens the door to the metaverse

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The creation of metaverse will be a central theme in 2022, and large corporations do not want to let it go. Sony has recently joined a number of other companies seeking to combine innovation and technology in the sector. At CES Technology Conference in Las Vegas, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ruan confirmed the launch of the latest virtual reality headset called PlaуStation VR2.

Headset Sonу PlaуStation VR2 – new experiences

According to a blog post on PlayStation, the new PlaуStation VR2 features improved 3D sound, improved visual fidelity, high-resolution 4K and a 110-degree field of view.

The latest headset is an update to its predecessor “PlayStation VR” and promises to provide users with a more immersive experience.

PlaуStation VR2 takes virtual gaming to a whole new level, providing a greater sense of presence and allowing players to escape into the game worlds like never before.

The key improvements will be:

  • Visual Fidelity: For a high-fidelity visual experience, PS VR2 offers 4K HDR, 110-degree field of view, and foveated rendering. With an OLED display, players can expect a display resolution of 2000×2040 per eye and smooth frame rates of 90/120Hz.
  • Headset-based Controller Tracking: With inside-out tracking, PS VR2 tracks you and your controller through integrated cameras embedded in the VR headset. Your movements and the direction you look at are reflected in-game without the need for an external camera.
  • New Sensory Features: PS VR2 Sense Technology combines eye tracking, headset feedback, 3D Audio, and the innovative PS VR2 Sense controller to create an incredibly deep feeling of immersion. Headset feedback is a new sensory feature that amplifies the sensations of in-game actions from the player. It’s created by a single built-in motor with vibrations that add an intelligent tactile element, bringing players closer to the gameplay experience. For example, gamers can feel a character’s elevated pulse during tense moments, the rush of objects passing close to the character’s head, or the thrust of a vehicle as the character speeds forward. Additionally, PS5’s Tempest 3D AudioTech makes sounds in the player’s surroundings come alive, adding to this new level of immersion.
  • Eye Tracking: With eye tracking, PS VR2 detects the motion of your eyes, so a simple look in a specific direction can create an additional input for the game character. This allows players to interact more intuitively in new and lifelike ways, allowing for a heightened emotional response and enhanced expression that provide a new level of realism in gaming.

Meanwhile, Oculus, HTC and Microsoft are already implementing a virtual reality project, taking advantage of the popularity of the metaverse sector. Oculus took advantage of this and launched Facebook Horizon World, a virtual reality gaming platform, a few weeks ago. The game is currently available via Oculus VR headsets.

Meanwhile, the Taiwanese consumer electronics company HTC, which has entered the virtual reality market with VIVE headsets, has shown how lucrative a metaverse hype can be. Due to the delivery of the latest gadget for VR, the portable Vive Flow, HTC’s December sales increased by 24.4% compared to the previous month, according to an official statement.

Recently, technology mogul Bill Gates said that 2022 could be a revolutionary year, even in the office sector. He predicts that the business meeting will take place in a meta-version over the next two to three years.

Specifications for PlayStation VR2

Display OLED
Panel resolution 2000 x 2040 per eye
Panel refresh rate 90Hz, 120Hz
Lens department Adjustable
Field of vision About 110 degrees
Sensors Motion Sensor: Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer)​
Attachment Sensor: IR Proximity sensor
Cameras 4 cameras in the headset and IR camera controllers for eye tracking
Feedback Vibration on the headset
Communication with PS5 USB-C
Sound Input – built-in microphone / output – stereo headphone jack

Specifications for PlayStation VR2 Sense drivers

Buttons [Right]​
PS button, Options button, Action buttons (Circle / Cross), R1 button, R2 button, Right Stick / R3 button
​[Left]​
PS button, Create button, Action buttons (Triangle / Square), L1 button, L2 button, Left Stick / L3 button
Scanning / Tracking Motion Sensor: Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope + three-axis accelerometer)
Capacitive Sensor: Finger Touch DetectionIR LED: Position Tracking
Feedback Trigger Effect (on R2/L2 button), Haptic Feedback (by single actuator per unit)
Port USB-C port
Communication Bluetooth version 5.1
Battery Built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery

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