During its CES 2022 press conference, Sony shared some more details on its upcoming PlayStation VR2 headset. It’s undoubtedly shaping up to be a substantial improvement over its predecessor in terms of specs, but it could also become one of the best VR headsets on PC too. Thanks to USB Type-C connectivity, Sony could make the device compatible with gaming PCs, and it should.
The PlayStation VR2 promises some technical advantages over even some of the most premium VR headsets, like the Valve Index. It boasts 4K HDR OLED panels with a 2000×2040 resolution per eye, with supported refresh rates of 90/120Hz. These kinds of specs understandably require a lot of graphical horsepower, but if Sony were to make the device compatible with PCs, upscaling technologies like Radeon Super Resolution or Nvidia DLSS could help boost performance.
In addition to ditching the proprietary breakout box for a more universally supported USB Type-C connection, the PlayStation VR2 doesn’t require any external tracking apparatus thanks to the inside-out tracking facilitated by cameras built into the headset itself. While this isn’t quite as freeing as a wireless headset like the Oculus Quest 2, it’s clean and simple enough to make the prospect of jumping into VR far less space and time consuming.