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PSVR2 lets you have a custom play space - just like the Oculus Rift

PlayStation has shared a little more about it's upcoming virtual reality headset, appropriately named PSVR 2, and it's finally getting a very important feature

PSVR 2 custom play space: an image of a VR advert with two jets either side

We have known that it looks like the PSVR 2 will have a detachable cable for a while now, but PlayStation is finally starting to share a few more details about its’ upcoming PlayStation virtual reality headset with the world – and there’s one new feature that is going to make everyone happy. The PSVR 2 headset is going to let users actually set their play space, just like rival headsets like the Oculus Rift.

On July 26, Yasuo Takahashi, senior staff product manager at Sony Interactive Entertainment, took to the PlayStation Blog to share some details about the PSVR 2 headset and what fans can expect when they strap on and jump into some of the upcoming PSVR 2 games.

While we know a fair bit about how this is all going to work thanks to the first PSVR headset, Takahashi did share something quite exciting; players are going to be able to set a custom play space with the PSVR 2 headset – something that’s going to improve safety and make the most of wherever you’re playing.

” The play area for the PSVR 2 can be customised by using the PSVR 2 Sense controllers and the embedded cameras… The cameras will allow you to scan the room, while the PSVR 2 Sense controllers will allow you to expand further and customise the play area.”

Players are still going to get a warning when they get near to the edge of the established play space, but this should mean that you can work around what you have in your living room, bedroom, or wherever else you’ve set up your PS5 and PSVR 2 headset.

While this is the most vital addition to the set of features on offer, it’s not the only new thing players can keep an eye out for with the PSVR 2 headset.

PlayStation’s second VR headset is going to offer “see-through view”, a mode that allows you to check out your surroundings without the need to remove the headset. This can be handy in a pinch, especially if you’re reaching around for your PSVR 2 Sense Controllers and you need to have a look to see where you left them.

In addition to this, you can hook up a PS5 HD Camera to your PS5 and broadcast yourself while playing in VR – something that will come in handy if you’re a streamer. If you don’t want to use your TV, you will also be able to view “the PS5 system and UI and all non-VR game and media content on a virtual cinema screen” in Cinematic Mode. It’s not going to be 4K, but it’s going to be right up close to your eyeballs. So… That’s fun?

It’s been a few months since the last batch of PSVR 2 specs and new features was revealed, but it’s good to see PlayStation still sharing more on this fantastic bit of kit before its’ launch.