Sony has announced the price and release date of the PlayStation VR2, as well as some new details on the games arriving for the device. The virtual reality headset was officially unveiled at the start of this year alongside a trailer for the VR-exclusive Horizon Call of the Mountain.
In a blog post, Sony have announced the next-gen VR device will launch on February 22, 2023. It will cost US $549.99 or AU $879.95 for the base bundle that includes the headset, PSVR2 Sense controllers, and stereo headphones. A more expensive ‘Call of the Mountain bundle’ will set you back US $599.99 or AU $959.95, containing everything from the base bundle as well as a store voucher code for the Guerrilla Games developed title.
The headset, game and all peripherals will all be available for pre-order starting November 15. One such peripheral is the PSVR2 Sense controller charging station which will cost US $49.99 or AU $79.95.
In addition to the above details, we’ve also learned about 11 brand-new PlayStation VR2 games, all set to release next year. These include a new game in The Dark Pictures Anthology (trailer above), the VR MMO Zenith: The Last City, the Devolver Digital published Tentacular, and the always popular slow-mo shooter, Pistol Whip. A full list of the 11 games with links to trailers can be accessed below:
- The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR | Developer: Supermassive Games
- Crossfire: Sierra Squad | Developer: Smilegate
- The Light Brigade | Developer: Funktronic Labs
- Cities VR – Enhanced Edition | Developer: Fast Travel Games
- Cosmonious High | Developer: Owlchemy Labs
- Hello Neighbor: Search and Rescue | Developer: tinyBuild Games
- Jurassic World Aftermath Collection (trailer not yet available) | Developer: Coatsink
- Pistol Whip VR
- Zenith: The Last City | Developer: Ramen VR
- After The Fall | Developer: Vertigo Games
- Tentacular | Developer: Firepunchd Games UG
If that wasn’t enough, Sony also included a full rundown of the specs and features for both the headset and controller. Some of the key features include the likes of headset feedback, eye tracking, 3D audio, adaptive triggers, haptic feedback, advanced headset-based controller tracking, and high-fidelity visuals in 4000 x 2040 HDR video format. The specs can be seen below.
PlayStation VR2 Specifications
|Panel resolution||2000 x 2040 per eye|
|Panel refresh rate||90Hz, 120Hz|
|Field of View||Approx. 110 degrees|
|Sensors||・Motion Sensor: Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer)・Attachment Sensor: IR Proximity sensor|
|Cameras||・4 cameras for headset and controller tracking・IR camera for eye tracking per eye|
|Feedback||Vibration on headset|
|Communication with PS5||USB Type-C®|
|Audio||・Input: Built-in microphone・Output: Stereo headphone jack|
PlayStation VR2 Sense Controller Specifications
|Buttons||[Right]PS button, Options button, Action buttons (Circle / Cross), R1 button, R2 button, Right Stick / R3 button[Left]PS button, Create button, Action buttons (Triangle / Square), L1 button, L2 button, Left Stick / L3 button|
|Sensing/ Tracking||Motion Sensor: Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope + three-axis accelerometer)Capacitive Sensor: Finger Touch DetectionIR LED: Position Tracking|
|Feedback ||Trigger Effect (on R2/L2 button), Haptic Feedback (by single actuator per unit)|
|Port||USB Type-C® port|
|Battery||Type: Built-in Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery|