Today, Sony Interactive Entertainment has shared some new details for PlayStation VR2. Over on the PlayStation Blog, SIE revealed new information regarding the new user experience for the new headset. New features for the headset include a see-through view, the ability to broadcast yourself while playing, a customized play area, and a VR and cinematic mode.
Take an early look at PlayStation VR2’s user experience, including see-through view, broadcasting options, and more.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) July 26, 2022
Players can now view their surroundings while wearing the PS VR2. With the embedded front cameras, users can press the function button on the headset to see through the headset. Users can also use the card in the control center to switch between viewing their surroundings, or viewing content on PS VR2. The card in the control center also provides quick access to other PS VR2 settings. The see-through view is for viewing only. There is no recording option.
The new broadcast feature for PS VR2 allows players to film themselves while playing. All you have to do is connect a PS5 HD camera to the console.
Players can adjust the play area for PS VR2 by using the Sense controllers and the embedded cameras. The cameras allow players to scan the room while the controllers allow for further customizing the play area to fit your play style and room environment. When you get close to the boundary that’s set up, a warning will come up that you are closely approaching the play area boundary. Players can modify their setting at any time where the PS VR2 is connected. Once the play area is set up, the settings will be saved unless you move into a different play area.
PlayStation VR2 features two modes, VR mode and Cinematic mode. In VR mode, players can enjoy VR game content in a 360 view in a virtual environment. Content in VR mode is displayed in 4000 x 2040 HDR video format (2000 x 2040 per eye) with 90 Hz/120Hz frame rate. In cinematic mode, players will view the PS5 system and UI and all non-VR game and media content on a virtual cinema screen. Content in cinematic mode will be displayed in 1920×1080 HDR video format with 24/60Hz and 120Hz frame rate.