PS VR2: Sony formalizes a release date and a higher starting price than the PS5

PS VR2: Sony formalizes a release date and a higher starting price than the PS5


Gamers won’t have to wait long for the sequel to Sony’s first virtual reality headset, as the PlayStation VR2 finally has an official release date. The virtual reality headset will launch on February 22, 2023 with a starting price of €599.99the company announced in a blog post Wednesday, November 2.

PS VR2 will arrive more than six years later his predecessor, and will include a large number of improvements and new features. Here’s what to remember:

  • Eye movement tracking
  • OLED display with 110 degree field of view
  • 3D audio
  • Adaptive triggers and haptic feedback
  • Definition of 4000 x 2040 in HDR (2000 x 2040 pixels per eye)
  • Thinner and lighter than the first PS VR
  • Integration of a ventilation grille and a wheel to adjust the lenses

Customers in France, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg can head to the PlayStation online store to sign up for pre-orders, which will be open from November 15.

The list of products and offers you can get at launch is as follows:

  • The €599.99 PlayStation VR2 offer includes the PS VR2 headset, PS VR2 Sense controllers and stereo headphones.
  • The PlayStation VR2 Horizon Call of the Mountain bundle for €649.99 includes an activation code from the PlayStation Store service for Horizon Call of the Mountain, the PS VR2 headset, the PS VR2 Sense controllers and the stereo headphones.
  • The PlayStation VR2 Sense controller charging station costs €49.99. Sony explains that gamers will be able to charge the PS VR2 Sense controller without plugging it into their PS5 console thanks to its Click-in design.

Sony has presented a list of 11 new games that will be available at launch, bringing the number of titles planned to at least 20. In addition to Resident Evil Village and Horizon Call of the Mountain, players will be able to immerse themselves in The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR, Crossfire: Sierra Squad, The Light Brigade, Cosmonious High, Cities VR – Enhanced Edition, Pistol Whip VR, Jurassic World Aftermath Collection, Zenith: The Last City, Hello Neighbor: Search and Rescue, After the Fall and Tentacular.

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