Sony has revealed details on its PlayStation VR2 virtual reality helmet via its official blog. It is currently being prepared for release. The novelty is expected to be available in the first half 2023, although a release date has not been set. The company also spoke of a variety of features that would be included in the PlayStation VR2. The so-called transparent mode allows the user to see what is around him without having to remove the helmet. It will have built-in cameras. The user can switch between the game interface and the view from the cameras by pressing a button. This will enable, for instance, the user to quickly locate the PS VR2 Sense controller within the room. The transparent mode does not allow you to record an image. You can only view the image and it will be black and white.
The novelty will also have a broadcast function. This will allow the user to record themselves during the game using an HD camera connected to the console. The PlayStation VR2 also has a play area setting. The PlayStation VR2’s built-in cameras will scan the room to “remember” the locations of objects around it, such as furniture. The user will be notified if he approaches the boundary of the play area during the game. This will give him the opportunity to avoid colliding with any obstacles, which are carried by the game. The settings for play zones are kept until the player moves into another zone.
PlayStation VR2 will offer two content display modes: VR or cinematic. VR mode will allow players to experience 360-degree content in HDR (2000 x 2040 pixels per eye, 4000 x 2040 pixels each) at frame rates of 90Hz and 120Hz. Cinematic mode will allow players to see the PS5 user interface and all non-VR media content on a virtual screen. This mode will display content at 1920×1080 pixels at a framerate of 24, 60, 120 and 120 Hz. Sony will soon share information about PlayStation VR2, including a release date.