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(Pocket-lint) – Sony has released a new trailer for its upcoming PlayStation VR2 virtual reality headset, which shows how some of its innovative new features could be used in games.
The trailer – which you can see above – is titled “Feel a New Real” and is broken up into small segments showing off different features. Most, if not all, have been previously announced, but we have a visual representation of what they can potentially offer.
We start with a reference to 4K HDR visuals, although that’s broken down to 2000 x 2040 pixels for each eye. Next is the eye-tracking feature, with weapons on a wheel that can be chosen just by looking at them.
Fovean rendering goes hand in hand with eye tracking, as it helps ensure that the parts of the screen you’re looking at directly are rendered at a higher resolution than the parts you’re not looking at. Thus, the resources of the PS5 can be concentrated on specific areas in order to improve their detail and sharpness. And the best part is that you shouldn’t notice it.
The 110-degree field of view is ideal for games that require greater visual range, while the hardware also comes with some fancy features.
Finger touch detection adds a more tactile experience, as do adaptive triggers and haptic feedback from the Sense controller.
Interestingly, the headset itself will have feedback built into the headband, allowing you to feel objects approaching your head, for example.
Finally, Sony’s Tempest 3D audio will give you a better virtual surround experience to go along with the new PSVR model.
The only sad news that has emerged recently is that PSVR2 will not be compatible with games from its predecessor, which is a huge shame for those who have collected quite a few of them over the years.
The Sony PlayStation VR2 will be available from early 2023. You can find out more about it in our in-depth roundup: Sony PlayStation VR2 for PS5: Specs, rumors and what we know about PSVR2 so far.
Written by Rik Henderson.