Sony Interactive Entertainment has published a brand new trailer for the upcoming PlayStation VR2 headset. The ‘Feel a New Real’ trailer highlights some of the PS VR2’s impressive technical features and showcases and shows how some of the games coming to the new headset will use these features.
The trailer shows features such as the 4K HDR displays that will bring gaming worlds to life. The eye tracking technology is also shown in the trailer and this looks seriously impressive. The trailer shows how eye tracking can be used to switch weapons within the weapon wheel of the upcoming PS VR2 shooter Firewall Ultra.
Foveated Rendering for focusing on vivid details is also showcased in the trailer. From what I understand, Foveated Rendering essentially reduces the rendering of the game that is in your peripheral vision. THus makes what you are looking at more vivid I guess.
The trailer also emphasises the PS VR2’s ability for greater immersion with its 110-degree field of view. This will make games like No Man’s Sky in PS VR2 so good that you might never want to play it outside of VR again.
Another immersive feature shown in the new trailer is head set feedback, for greater sensory immersion. A short clip of resident evil village is shown to highlight headset feedback. I’m all for greater immersion but I am concerned that this one might end up giving me a headache.
Haptic feedback and adaptive triggers are also highlighted in the Feel a New Real trailer. These features will be on the PS VR2 Sense controllers and will no doubt heighten the VR experience immensely.
Finger touch detection, for tactile interaction, is also featured in the trailer. The finger touch detection feature of the PS VR2 Sense controllers can detect your fingers on the controllers without having to actually press any buttons. This will be great for pretty much any game where you can grab and interact with objects like guns or collectable items.
No precise release date for PS VR2 has been announced yet, nor has the price. However, Sony has stated that it will launch sometime “early next year.”