CES 2022 Highlights: Sony's newest VR headset finally has a name
Las Vegas, Nevada - Sony has confirmed the new virtual reality headset it is building to work with the PlayStation 5 will be the second generation of its PlayStation VR device.
PlayStation VR2 will take virtual reality gaming "to a whole new level," the company said, introducing an ultra-high definition 4K HDR display inside the headset.
A new set of controllers is also being created to go with the headset, while new sensory features including eye-tracking, headset feedback such as vibrations and 3D audio are being introduced too.
"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," PlayStation's Hideaki Nishino said.
"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."
The first game for the new system - which does not yet have a confirmed release date - was also revealed, set in the world of the popular Horizon franchise.
Horizon Call Of The Mountain will be a brand-new adventure built specifically for PlayStation VR2, Sony said, as players take on the role of a new character but will encounter series protagonist Aloy.
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