PlayStation VR2: Features including Glasses, Controllers, and Specs for PS5 VR

Because of the PlayStation 5, there is also a PlayStation VR2. Below we will tell you all the important information about the PS VR2.

Does the PS4 VR glasses also work on the PS5?

No, unfortunately the PS VR does not work on your PS5 without tools. However, Sony has provided a solution in the form of a free adapter. Important: If you want to connect your PlayStation VR to your PS5, you need the corresponding adapter. The new PS5 HD camera is not compatible with the VR headset.


We have explained how to request the free adapter from Sony and connect it to your PS5 in a separate guide. Simply click on the link above. However, you don't have to worry about your PS4 VR games. The VR games are backwards compatible and can also be played on the PS5.

The Move controllers can be connected to the PS5 and can then be used wirelessly. The same applies to the PSVR Aim controller, which is supported by some VR games. This means that you don't need any new controllers or adapters for the old VR version, at least for now.

So why the new PS5 HD camera?

Since the PS5 HD camera cannot be used for VR, the question arises: why a new camera? Quite simply: it is aimed at the streamers among you. You can use the HD camera as a simple webcam solution for your PS5. There is also a special green screen feature so that streamers and gameplay can harmonize with each other as easily as possible during transmission.


PS VR2 – Release & Price

The PlayStation VR2 is already on the market and available in several stores:

PS VR2 glasses

The PlayStation VR2 glasses resemble the spherical design of the PS VR2 Sense controller. The ergonomics of the new headset are intended to be more comfortable to wear and equally suitable for different head sizes.

The glasses allow you to adjust and change the headband and visor individually, which should increase your comfort. There are also new functions such as ventilation and a Lens adjustment wheel. With the latter, you have an additional option to adjust the distance between the lens and the eyes and thus optimize the view. In addition, the New glasses are slimmer and lighter than their predecessors.

How many cameras does the PS VR 2 have?

The PlayStation VR2 has a total of 4 cameras installed.

PlayStation VR2 – Technical Specifications

Sony has now released official information about the specs of the new PS VR2. You will find the following innovations in the PlayStation VR2:

OLED display: The new OLED display of the glasses has a resolution of 2000×2040 pixels per eye and a Frame rate of 90/120Hz. It offers 4K HDR with a 110-degree field of view.Headset-based controller tracking: The VR headset has cameras built into the glasses. They track you and your movements with your controllers. Your viewing directions are reflected in the game, it is no more external camera required. This new feature is called inside-out tracking.Eye tracking: With the new eye tracking, the PS VR2 recognizes your eye movements, so that a simple look in a certain direction can generate additional interactions for the character. This should allow you to interact more intuitively and realistically.Headset feedback: It is a new sensory feature designed to enhance the sensation of actions within a game. The feedback is created by vibrations from a single integrated motor that is built into the headset. This should allow you to feel different impressions in the game itself, such as the draft of objects flying past your character.Just one cable.

For the sake of clarity, the following table shows you all the specs of the new PS VR2.

Screen​OLEDScreen resolution2000x2040 pixels per eyeRefresh rate​90 or 120 HzLens separationAdjustableField of view​Approx. 110 degreesSensorsMotion sensor: Six-axis sensor system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer)Mounting sensor: IR proximity sensorCameras4 cameras for headset and controller tracking​IR camera for eye trackingFeedbackVibration on the headsetCommunication​ with the PS5USB-CAudioInput: Integrated microphone​Output: Stereo headphone jack

The new PlayStation VR2 Sense controller

The new PS VR2 Sense controller is designed to provide a stronger sense of physical presence and greater immersion for VR experiences. It builds on the key features of the DualSense controller.

The new design is based on a sphere. It should allow you to hold the controller comfortably in your hands and feel freer than before when playing. This means there should be no restrictions on the movement of your hands.

The functions of the new PS VR2 controller

The functions of the PS VR2 controller are heavily influenced by the DualSense and are intended to create a new VR experience. The following features are known:

Adaptive triggers: The left and right VR controllers have an adaptive trigger button that can provide noticeable resistance when pressed. If you already own a PS5, you will know the feature from the R2 and L2 buttons.Haptic feedback: The haptic feedback is said to be adapted to the shape of the controller. This means you should feel a difference whether you are hiking through rocky deserts or swinging your weapons in close combat. This feature is also familiar to all PS5 owners.Finger touch detection: The controller should recognize where your thumb and index or middle finger are placed, even if you are not applying any pressure with them.Tracking: The movements of the VR controller are tracked by the new VR headset via a tracking ring on the bottom of the controller.Action buttons/analog sticks: At the left controller There is an analog stick, the triangle and square buttons, a grip button (L1), a trigger button (L2) and the create button. right controller There is an analog stick, the circle and X buttons, a “grip” button (R1), a trigger button (R2) and the options button. The “grip” buttons can be used, for example, to pick up objects in the game.

For the sake of clarity, the following table shows you all the specs of the new Sense controller:

Buttons​Right:​ PS button, Options button, Action buttons (Circle/Cross), R1 button, R2 button, right stick/R3 buttonLeft:​ PS button, Create button, Action buttons (Triangle/Square), L1 button, L2 button, left stick/L3 buttonSensing/TrackingMotion sensor: Six-axis sensor system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer)Capacitive sensor: Finger touch detectionIR LED: Position trackingFeedbackTrigger effect (on R2/L2 button), haptic feedback (by individual motor per unit)PortUSB port (Type-C)CommunicationBluetooth version 5.1​BatteryBuilt-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery

New features of the PSVR2

Sony has officially introduced new features of the PlayStation VR2. The features presented mainly revolve around the User experience and user interface (UI) of the PS VR2.

Headset through-hole view

With the With pass-through view you can see your surroundings even while wearing your headset. The feature is made possible by the integrated front cameras. You can either use the map in the PlayStation menu or press the function button on the headset to switch between viewing the VR content and viewing the environment.

Transfer function & customizable play area

The Transfer function allows you to film yourself while gaming. To do this, all you need to do is connect the PS5’s HD camera to the console.

You can also Adjust the play area using the Sense controllers and the integrated cameras. The cameras have the ability to scan your room. Using the PS VR2 controllers, you can then adjust the play area and align it to your own play style and the room environment. If you get too close to the boundary you have set while playing, the headset will warn you. As long as the PS VR2 is connected, you can change the setting.

VR and cinema mode

In the VR mode you can in the 360 degree view View VR game content. The content is displayed in HDR video format with a resolution of 4000 x 2040 (2000 x 2040 per eye) and a frame rate of 90 Hz or 120 Hz.

In the Cinema mode will be the PS5 system, the user interface, and all content in “non-VR mode” and media content on a virtual cinema screen before your eyes. Players of the old VR should already be familiar with this view. In cinema mode, content is also displayed in HDR video format, but with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and 24/60 Hz or a frame rate of 120 Hz.