The PlayStation people have given us a small further taste of the upcoming PlayStation VR2, with a look at some of the user interface features.

The next-generation virtual reality headset promises to be quite a step up from the original PlayStation VR, and one key feature is designed to stop us from bumping into stuff while being absorbed in-game.

A customised play area functionality will allow users to define boundaries to the space in which they can play, set up  by using the PS VR2 Sense controllers and the headset’s embedded cameras. Players will be able to scan the room for setup and, while playing, will receive a warning if they’re close to breaching the play perimeter. These boundaires can be modified on the fly, too.

Also a potential help in not hurting yourself is a new “see-through” feature. This will allow players to see their surroundings without removing the headset, which usually takes a little time to set up just right. This could be handy for everything from finding your Sense controllers to grabbing a drink mid-game.

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Many like to show off and share their gameplay online, and this will be possible with PS VR2 thanks to a new broadcast feature and the power of the PS5 HD Camera. PlayStation reckon “It’s a great way to show your movements and reactions during a boss battle and share your reactions with your fellow gamers as it happens!”

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Details have also been shared on two different viewing modes, VR Mode and Cinematic Mode.

The classic VR Mode will deliver VR game content in a 360-degree view at a resolution of 4,000 x 2,040 in HDR – that’s 2,000 x 2,040 per eye – and with an impressive 90Hz/120Hz frame rate.

Cinematic Mode, meanwhile, will allow players to view the PS5 system and UI and any non-VR game and media content on a virtual cinema screen. This will be shown at 1,920 × 1,080 with HDR video and will support both 24/60Hz and 120Hz frame rates.

PlayStation promise to give us more info “soon”, including a launch date and news of new games designed to make the most of the new PlayStation VR2 hardware.