Sony Reveals PlayStation Virtual Reality Headset, Officially PlayStation VR2

UTC by Ibukun Ogundare · 3 min read
Sony Reveals PlayStation Virtual Reality Headset, Officially PlayStation VR2
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Comparing Sony PlayStation VR2 with Meta Quest 2 will help to successfully understand the dynamics and possibilities of intense competition. Users of these devices will likely set side-by-side the features.

PlayStation Virtual Headset, also PlayStation VR2, is the latest version of the virtual reality headset series by Sony (NYSE: SONY) and is set to compete with Meta Quest 2. Sony released the first version of its virtual reality headset back in 2016. With the increasing bet for a digital age, it is necessary that companies upgrade to modern technology versions. The headset’s apparatus is old compared to more recent headsets like Meta Quest 2. On the 22nd of February, Sony revealed the PS VR’s latest version offering customers a product that is easy to connect and plays games they already have.

The recent move by Sony shows the continued heat in the VR space. Meta dedicated $10 billion towards the Metaverse in advance to 2023. Meta Quest 2 headset costs $229 and allows users to work and play. Sony VR headset requires a PlayStation to run, while Meta Quest 2 can connect a computer for power-intensive gaming apps. Like the Meta Quest 2, the Sony PlayStation VR2 headset has two controllers for navigation. It also has a lens adjustment dial for matching lens distance between users’ eyes. The new gaming accessory is sleeker than the former version.

Many users of these gaming devices have suggested that they would rather go for Quest 2 than PSVR 1. Ranging from the tracking and picture quality focus to the navigators, PSVR 1 is notably poor. This is because there has been improved technology since its launch in 2016. However, the PSVR 1 exclusive games are excellent, so if those experiences look appealing, then it is adequately valuable.

Sony PlayStation VR2

Comparing Sony PlayStation VR2 with Meta Quest 2 will help to successfully understand the dynamics and possibilities of intense competition. Users of these devices will likely set side-by-side the features.

Firstly, the PlayStation VR2 has everted tracking, which makes it track the user’s head movements. Hence, this feature reduces outlying elements as in the PS VR1. Quest 2 does not have this feature. Secondly, The VR2 has an OLED display that enables more excellent contrast and high-quality focus (2000 x 2040 per eye). The Quest 2 has an LCD panel and quality focus of (1832 x 1920). Sony senior vice president Hideaki Nishino also confirmed that the PS VR2 offers 4K HDR, a 110-degree field view, and frame rates of 90/120Hz.

The PSVR 2 headset is an accessory for PlayStation consoles. The headset stays unusable without a console. This means extra cost for users who do not previously own the latest PS. In addition, the new PlayStation virtual reality headset requires a plug-in to the console all through the period of usage. It also requires the PS Camera to function.

Hideaki Nishino said:

“PlayStation VR2 takes VR gaming to a whole new level, enabling a greater sense of presence and allowing players to escape into game worlds like never before. With the headset on and controllers in hand, players will feel a heightened range of sensations unlike any other – thanks to the creativity of the game worlds being built by our world class developers, and the latest technology incorporated into the hardware.”

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Ibukun Ogundare

Ibukun is a crypto/finance writer interested in passing relevant information, using non-complex words to reach all kinds of audience. Apart from writing, she likes to see movies, cook, and explore restaurants in the city of Lagos, where she resides.

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