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The first image of a PlayStation VR2 headset outside of a promotional setting has seemingly been shared by an independent developer.
Austin, Texas and Philippines-based studio Bit Planet Games shared the image on social media on Wednesday, along with the message, “guess what’s coming to PSVR2?”
Asked by a follower if the developer was breaking NDA by sharing the image, which represents the first time a PSVR2 has been shown ‘in the wild’, it replied: “If we released this photo 6 months ago you’d be right.”
During Sony’s CES 2022 keynote in January, the company first shared official technical specs for the PlayStation 5 VR headset and also confirmed the name for its VR controller: PlayStation VR2 Sense controller.
PSVR2 will feature 4K HDR, 110-degree field of view visuals with foveated rendering. Its OLED display will offer 2000×2040 resolution per eye and frame rates of 90/120hz.
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SIE also confirmed the new headset will support Foveated rendering, which is a rendering technique that uses an eye tracker to essentially improve the graphical quality of VR software, by reducing the image quality in the peripheral vision of the user.
Sony said last month that it will have more than 20 games ready for the launch of PlayStation VR 2.
“Right now, there is a considerable amount of money being spent on partnerships with independent and other third-party developers to secure a considerable pipeline of attractive VR content at the launch of PlayStation VR2,” said SIE president Jim Ryan.
“That energy, that effort and that money will continue to grow as the installed base of PlayStation VR 2 headsets grows also.”