Sony will delve deeper into the virtual reality industry with its PSVR 2 headset. Gamers could expect an improved VR gaming experience next year.
Specifically, the Japanese tech firm will launch this PlayStation accessory on February 22, 2023. According to the PlayStation Blog, its price starts at $549.99.
More importantly, it will have functions not found in other VR headsets. Sony focused on adding visual quality and a few interesting mixed-reality features.
PSVR 2 Headset Has Foveated Rendering And Mesh Scanning
Sony’s new VR device adjusts to your eyes. Specifically, it tracks the fovea, a tiny pit on your retina opposite the lens.
It is the spot with the highest visual clarity. Moreover, the fovea lets you focus on detailed tasks like reading. The PSVR 2 will adjust graphics for that part of the eye.
The headset would render in-game assets where you are looking and reduce their quality around your peripheral vision.
As a result, the gaming accessory improves graphics quality and prevents lag. This feature is unique but similar to how non-VR games render in-game objects and environments.
For example, the open-world sci-fi survival game Horizon Zero Dawn only renders graphics where the camera is looking.
What’s more, PSVR 2 can mesh your physical space. Other VR headsets, like the HTC Vive, come with numerous cameras that you install around your room.
You must also clear your play area until the cameras detect a wide enough space. On the other hand, PSVR 2 may change that with its mesh scanning feature.
It would scan your room and create a digital mesh, a map that defines where you can play virtual reality games. Also, it opens metaverse gaming possibilities.
The term “metaverse” refers to merging the real world with virtual spaces so that both could provide better features. Also, the PSVR 2 headset has potential benefits for online livestreams.
Its live broadcast mode uses the PlayStation 5’s TV-mounted camera so that you appear on footage from your live gameplay.
Current Twitch streams usually show game footage while an influencer plays on a smaller window below. Soon, they might be able to move around in their live recordings.
You may head to the PlayStation Blog website to learn about the PSVR 2 headset. It is $549.99, but you may order the VR2 Horizon Call of the Mountain bundle for $599.99.
Buying this accessory is similar to ordering a PlayStation 5 on the Sony website. You register and await an exclusive invitation to pre-order the PSVR 2 headset.
You may also try some of the new PlayStation 5 games like God Of War: Ragnarok. Alternatively, you could purchase a new gaming handheld like the Nintendo Switch.
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