PlayStation VR2 Will Offer a Streamer-Friendly User Experience

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Sony has revealed that PlayStation VR2 will let you share your embarrassing VR-driven flailings with the rest of the world.

The feature is entirely optional, of course, but it’s the highlight of Sony’s early look at the PlayStation VR2 user experience. Why? Because, provided they own a PlayStation 5 camera, it’ll allow streamers to quickly and easily stream their physical reactions to whatever VR title they’re playing.

Sure, if you’ve streaming the view from inside your headset, viewers might hear you yelp as a giant shark attacks the cage you’re in, but they won’t get to see you leap in terror and hurl your controllers into the ceiling fan. Now, with PlayStation VR2, no-one will be in any doubt as to how terrified you are.

Yes, you can do this with other headsets, but it involves messing about with Open Broadcaster and the like. Going by Sony’s screenshots, you’ll be able to have the in-game view fill most of the screen, while the bottom right of the screen will shows your shrieking, controller-swinging shelf.

This feature aside, PlayStation VR2 will also include:

  • A see through view so you can look around your real-world room without taking the headset off, useful if you’ve misplaced one of your controllers.
  • The ability to customise your room boundary, as well as a warning when you get too close. This is a useful feature, though not a ground-breaking one.
  • VR Mode – the default VR game mode, with content..  “displayed in 4000 x 2040 HDR video format (2000 x 2040 per eye) with 90Hz/120Hz frame rate.”
  • Cinematic mode – you can watch non-VR content such as games, and movies, on a virtual cinema screen. This will be displayed in “1920×1080 HDR video format”, so while it will be HD, it won’t be 4K.

There’s still no release window, but we’re excited to get our hands on PlayStation VR2 when it does arrive. We have our fingers crossed that Sony’s next announcement will reveal a) when it’s coming out and b) whether original PSVR games will play on it.

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