Sony posted an early look at the PSVR 2, and it particularly highlights the excellent security features, but it makes me fear for the luxury of my wallet. These features include a transparent view, VR streaming, a dedicated play area, and the ability to switch between VR or cinema modes.
Every time I review the Sony PSVR 2, I’m getting more and more convinced that it will be the first VR headset I’ve ever bought. It got to the point where my anxiety overpowered me. This wouldn’t be an inexpensive purchase, but there are plenty of reasons to be excited about it.
A camera sits on top of the PSVR 2 headset that projects its footage directly onto the screen. It’s a great way to look at your surroundings without taking off the headset, and it will definitely make gaming more convenient, especially when you don’t have consoles or need to look around the room quickly. This can be done by pressing a button on the headset itself, or through the PSVR 2 menu card’s “View Surroundings” option. It gives you a bit more control than similar features on the Quest 2.
PSVR 2 will not only scan the room you’re in, but players can manually set room boundaries using sensory controls. It allows you to draw the boundaries of your space, so when you get too close, it will warn and encourage you to take a step back so you don’t bump into anything. Virtual reality is great, but safety concerns are among my biggest concerns about not getting one, so these features should help.
The user can also broadcast their gameplay while using the PS5 HD camera at the same time to show themselves on the screen. This should be great for those who want to display their body movements while broadcasting a game in VR. The last thing that was shown is that non-VR games can be viewed on the headset in cinematic mode, which basically allows you to play those games through the VR screen. The blog also suggests that we’ll hear more about the “launch date and additional games” soon.