PlayStation VR has been a huge success story in some very real ways. With over 5 million units sold and a steady library of games, Sony proved that VR gaming can be successful as an add-on to an already successful console. With the PS5, Sony looks to be upping the ante significantly, and the next-generation of PlayStation VR, likely called the PSVR 2, could significantly push boundaries for the industry as a whole.
Modern Redesign PSVR2 Controllers and Genuine Tracking on PlayStation 5 Virtual Reality
It is almost sure that PSVR 2 will work exclusively with PlayStation 5 starting in November 2020. The release date of PSVR 2 is expected to be observed many years from now. We’ll have to wait even longer for Sony to re-experiment with virtual reality. “While the PlayStation still believes in VR, we may not see the PSVR2 headset for a few years,” said Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment. “Will it happen this year? No. Will it happen next year? But will it come to a stage very soon? We’re sure,” Ryan said.
VR Bundle (PSVR2)
Furthermore importantly, for the future of VR, though, our first impression of the PS5 is that it is indeed a powerful console, offering “rock solid” and “battery smooth” frame rates. This leap in power is well for the future of VR, and we can only hope that Sony will one day support its next-generation hardware with a newer, better VR headset with smoother, higher quality gameplay.
I found myself having to change the controllers a lot, which can kill the mod. If you’re playing a game with Move Controllers but then need to play on the upgraded PS5 menu to make adjustments, you’ll need to dive around for Dual Shock 4 that’s hidden somewhere around you. Also, you can use moving controllers to navigate.
PlayStation requires camera and wire management to play which is madness in today’s technology, PlayStation VR has made it comfortable and very comfortable for many players. Which, of course, made Next-generation consoles and that is extremely enjoyable. And it is going to be a very well and widely used platform. Its demand has been greatly increased in advance.
This suggests that the PlayStation VR2’s controllers, like the Oculus Touch and Valve Index, may be able to detect precise finger movements, which could open up many new avenues in terms of gameplay and general interaction. It will be much better than the PlayStation Move, which has been using the technology for over a decade and to be honest, it’s remarkable.
Modern controls point to hand tracking and other exciting features that may entertain the PlayStation VR2, and we’d prefer to see such things come true with the latest headset. Not only will it be more enjoyable, but it will also feature a console-based headset on the same playground.
- Very easy to install, works well with glasses and is comfortable on the head even for long gaming sessions.
- Easily tracks position when moving in a reasonably large area.
- It’s easy to re-centre with just a touch of the ‘Options’ button. Get in a great comfortable position.
- Comes with a variety of VR demos, games, videos, out of the box experiences.
- Guaranteed to impress friends, family and important others.
- A large virtual theatre screen allows you to play regular games and watch movies.
- When you want to play a game but want to watch another TV but you still have to play the game then you can get the opportunity to play the game privately.
- The use of AMOLED screens means a nice black surface that is the best in contrast.
- Unlike buying this high-resolution display, it truly feels like you’ve got something new and special.
- Especially just ‘plug and play’ – the driver does not have to troubleshoot.
The PS5 headset will bring full support for PSVR2. And when you don’t see big changes in the PSVR experience outside the gate, there will be an improvement in load times. The post-launch patch could make big changes to the game, and there’s still a lot of potential for PS5 games built for PSVR, but Sony hasn’t yet confirmed that. Whether developers will be allowed to do so.
If you’ve ever played or own an original PSVR, you’ll know that while it’s a great overall experience, there are certainly some improvements that can be made. Sony looks to be overhauling much of the experience, from the size of the headset to the resolution of the display, with a distinct possibility that it could be entirely wireless from the start. The controllers, too, are looking at a significant overhaul, and the tracking system should be suitably more advanced this time around, as well.
Playstation 5 console specs
|CPU||The heart of the PS5 will be the processing power that it uses to create the experiences of the next generation. The PS5 is going to use AMD’s Zen 2 CPU technology that encompasses 8 cores and 16 threads here. (8x x86-64-AMD Ryzen Zen 2 cores)|
|GPU||AMD Radeon RDNA 2-based graphics engine with hardware acceleration for ray tracing. 36 compute units at a variable frequency up to 2.23 GHz (10.28 teraflops).|
|Memory interface||The amount of RAM in the PS5 is about what we expected, given modern PC comparisons, but it’s a lot of RAM for a video game console,16 GB GDDR6 / 256-bit and 448 GB/s bandwidth.|
|Storage||The PS5 will come with a SSD (Solid State Drive) which will improve load times dramatically. Custom 825 GB SSD, PCIe 4.0. I/O throughput is 5.5 GB/s (read), typical 8-9 GB/s (compressed). Optional external storage via USB SSD Drive, NVMe expansion bay.|
|Optical drive||The PS5 will include a disc drive, or it won’t. There are two models to choose from, standard or Digital Edition. Standard it comes with 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray optical drive.|
|Video||With the PS5, 4K will be the standard and comes with HDMI 2.1 (support for 4K 120 Hz TVs, 8K TVs, VRR).|
|Audio||Audio is a key feature to really push the next-gen experience with PS5 and Tempest 3D AudioTech.|
|Network||PS5 will ship with Wi-Fi 6 802.11 AX standard which is a big deal! WiFi 6 is a huge improvement and changes the whole game basically. WiFi 6 (802.11ax) has better latency and for gaming that is critical.|