PlayStation gets ready to level-up in the VR game
The PSVR2 will be released in February, 2023 for $549.99.
The PSVR2 will be available for preorder in some markets later this month. / PlayStation
This morning, PlayStation announced in a blog post that its second virtual reality headset, the PlayStation VR 2, will be released on February 22, 2023 for $549.99. The headset will also be available for preorder in select markets beginning on November 15.
Made specifically for gaming, the PSVR2 “will allow you to escape into new worlds while feeling a groundbreaking sense of immersion,” PlayStation wrote in the blog post. In addition to the headset itself, the PSVR2 package will include two Sense controllers and stereo headphones. A charging station for the Sense controllers will be sold separately for $49.99.
With capabilities that include hi-fi visuals, haptic feedback via the Sense controller, eye tracking, 3D sound, as well as a more lightweight design compared to its predecessor (the PlayStation VR headset) PlayStation says that its upcoming VR headset provides “a true next-gen gaming experience for players to enjoy.”
The video game manufacturer also announced eleven new video game titles made specifically for the PSVR2 this morning, including Crossfire: Sierra Squad and The Light Brigade. (PSVR games will reportedly not be playable on the company’s new headset.)
Last month, Meta unveiled its latest VR headset, the Quest Pro 2. In contrast to the PSVR 2, the Quest Pro 2 has thus far been positioned largely as a tool for the workplace — a gadget that will help people collaborate over long distances, visualize projects using virtual 3d projections, and so on. Meta has also been positioning its vision for the future of VR as a space where people will not only gather to work, but also attend concerts, play games, and generally hang out.
The PSVR2 will cost almost $1,000 less than the Quest Pro 2.
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