Sony's Next-gen PSVR 2 Headset May Featuring HDR OLED Displays

Sony has revealed some details of its next-generation PlayStation VR headset sequel, but uploading a new report from a closed-door developer meeting confirmed by VR makes the hardware sound even more impressive.

According to a report by Bryan Paul of PSVR Without Parole on YouTube, the PSVR 2 headset will be equipped with an OLED display that supports HDR. The display with 2,000x2,040 pixels per eye will also have eye tracking and technology that can deliver higher resolution graphics to the display with less processor stress. A technique called foveal rendering uses eye tracking to provide higher resolution where your fovea is focused; another, flexible expansion, should also help on the PS5 hardware side. According to the new report, Kotaku also detailed some of the functions that this new headset can achieve.

Sony has previewed its new VR controller for the next generation PSVR 2, which has force feedback adaptive triggers, such as the DualSense controller. Sony will obviously also be equipped with vibrating and tactile sensation inside the headset and on the controller, as well as finger sensing through capacitive touch, similar to the Oculus Touch controller on Oculus Quest 2 and Rift S, which can sense the position of the finger on the analog joystick and trigger and buttons. We already know that PSVR 2 will be connected to PS5 via a USB-C cable when playing games.

Although PSVR 2 should be compatible with existing PSVR games, it seems to have also strongly promoted a new wave of deeper VR games, similar to the way Valve developed Half-Life: Alyx. According to the report, developers are also encouraged to make hybrid games that run on PS5 and PSVR 2 headsets, just like Capcom's Resident Evil 7.

PSVR 2 is not expected to be officially released until next year, but it looks much more advanced than its 2016 predecessor.