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By Cheryl Kahla

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PlayStation VR2: Next-gen headset with advanced features now in SA

Sony launched its next-gen PlayStation VR2 headset in South Africa with advanced features for an immersive gaming experience.

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) launched its next-gen virtual reality (VR) headset – the PlayStation VR2 – globally, including South Africa.

It has advanced features, such as high-fidelity visuals and enhanced tracking, and aims to take VR gaming to a completely new level of awesomeness.

PlayStation VR2

With advanced features such as enhanced tracking and high-fidelity visuals, the VR2 aims to take virtual reality gaming to a whole new level, providing players with heightened sensations unlike any other.

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The VR2 headset is built on PlayStation 5 (PS5) architecture to create a fully-fledged virtual experience by combining 3D audio, eye tracking and and haptic feedback.

Advanced features

The eye tracking feature, haptic feedback and adaptive triggers enable users to truly experience the game in a visceral way, such as feeling the tension of a bowstring.

Meanwhile, finger touch detection allows for more natural gestures during gameplay and headset feedback amplifies the sensations of in-game actions.

This means gamers will ‘feel’ a character’s pulse, for example. Coupled with 3D audio and OLED display support, the game will come alive in new and exciting ways.

Display and design

The OLED display supports 4K HDR video format, as well as buttery smooth frame rates of 90Hz/120Hz, and a 110-degree field of view.

Sony also pays attention to detail, and the PlayStation VR2 is designed with comfort in mind, complete with an integrated air flow vent and a lens adjustment dial.

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VR2 games

PlayStation Studio and its third-party partners are currently developing more than 100 games, including Horizon Call of the Mountain, Gran Turismo 7, Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, and RE: Village.

Sony says the PlayStation VR2 game portfolio showcases the strength of support from the industry’s leading game developers.

PlayStation VR2 pricing and availability

The PlayStation VR2 is available for purchase from various retailers in South Africa, including:

BT Games, FNB, Game4U, Incredible, KOODOO, Loot, Makro, New World, The Nexus Hub, Takealot, and ZAPA Gaming.

The recommended retail price of the PlayStation VR2 headset and included PlayStation VR2 Sense controller is R13 499.99.

PlayStation VR2 specs

Display method​OLED
Panel resolution​2000 x 2040 per eye
Panel refresh rate​90Hz, 120Hz
Lens separation​Adjustable
Field of View​Approx. 110 degrees
Sensors​Motion Sensor: Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer)​ Attachment Sensor: IR Proximity sensor
Cameras​4 cameras for headset and controller tracking​ IR camera for eye tracking per eye
Feedback​Vibration on headset
Communication​ with PS5USB Type-C
Audio​Input: Built-in microphone​ Output: Stereo headphone jack

PlayStation VR2 Sense Controller Specs

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
Sensing/ TrackingMotion Sensor: Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope + three-axis accelerometer) Capacitive Sensor: Finger Touch Detection IR LED: Position Tracking
Feedback ​Trigger Effect (on R2/L2 button), Haptic Feedback (by single actuator per unit)
PortUSB Type-C  port
Communication​Bluetooth® Ver5.1​
Battery​Type: Built-in Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery​

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