Sony’s next virtual reality headset is about to exist in non-virtual reality. Last night, at CES 2022, Sony formally announced PlayStation VR2 in a brief segment that offered no info about pricing, availability, or a release date. Still, there’s enough swirling abound to glean a picture of the thing. Here’s everything we know about PSVR2.
Sony says PSVR2 is a true next-gen headset, only functional with the PlayStation 5. Oh, you’re gonna love this. The PSVR2 controller, which is bisected into two units (one for each hand), is called the Sense. Of course, the standard-issue PS5 controller is a single unit called the DualSense. See where I’m going with this?
The Sense controller sounds like a huge step forward for VR on PlayStation. Sony says it’ll sport the same haptic feedback showcased in games like Returnal and Astro’s Playroom that make the PS5’s DualSense controller such a revelation. And yes, that means adaptive triggers, which add tension to certain in-game actions. (In promotional text, Sony cited the example of “drawing your bow to fire an arrow.”) Beyond its advanced haptics, the Sense controller has a feature called “finger-touch detection,” which means the controller can sense your inputs without you actually pushing any buttons.