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Sony Shares New PS VR2 Features Including See-Through View

Sony has shared an update on PS VR2 and detailed some of the user experience features we can expect to see in the headset when it launches later this year. One notable feature is called See-Through View which turns on the PS VR2 outer cameras while displaying the data to the user who has the headset on. When activated, you’ll be able to interact with the world around you as if you’re seeing it with your own eyes even though you have the headset connected and turned on. The cameras will feed all the data to the OLED displays in the headset.

Another cool feature will utilize the PS5 HD Camera to show off your body and play style when using the PS VR2 headset. The camera will scan your headset and monitor your movements and crop out the background objects in your scene at the same time. This way, only you’re visible on the stream when you’re making use of the PS5’s built-in streaming functionalities. That way, you can broadcast your reactions while giving viewers the full visual feed of what you’re playing.

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Sony has also detailed how users can customize their PS VR2 play area. Using the controllers and camera systems on the hardware, the PS5 can read the room around you. Players can then set boundaries up using the controllers and See-Through View mode. Once the boundaries are set in place, you can then enjoy your VR session. If you step near the boundary or perhaps go outside of it, the PS5 will alert you.


Lastly, Sony shared details on the PS VR2 VR and Cinematic modes. In VR Mode, players can enjoy VR game content in a 360 view in a virtual environment. Content will be displayed in 4000 x 2040 HDR video format (2000 x 2040 per eye) with a 90Hz/120Hz frame rate.

In Cinematic Mode, players can 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 also 120Hz frame rates.


The company says they will soon roll out a new update for PS VR2 developers to begin working with the new See-Through View mode and other features.

Source: PS Blog

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