While Virtual Reality isn’t the future of gaming that some thought it might be a decade ago, there are still a lot of awesome gaming experiences that only VR can provide. The folks at PlayStation have been keen to continue to development of VR technology, with the PS VR2 having been in the works for quite a while now. This will connect and use the PS5’s power to provide even better VR experiences than before.
Sony has announced on the PlayStation blog today that the PS VR2 will be launching on February 22, 2023, meaning it is just under 5 months away. Pre-orders will open on November 15, 2022, and you’ll need a pretty penny to reserve one. At $549.99 for the headset and controllers, it out-prices the PS5, even after the price was raised earlier this year. You can get it bundled with Horizon: Call of the Mountain for $599.99, and a charging station for the controllers will set you back $50.
While it may seem expensive, it puts it leans more toward the cheaper end of the top VR headsets. While the Meta Quest 2 (formerly the Oculus Quest 2) costs just $399.99 for the 128GB version, a Valve Index will set you back just over $1,000 and the Meta Quest Pro costs a staggering $1,500.
Sony has also revealed the specs for the console:
– 90Hz, 120Hz Field of view – approximately 110 degrees Sensors – Six-axis motion sensing system and IR proximity sensor Cameras – four cameras for headset and controller tracking and IR camera for eye tracking.
A decent-sized lineup of games are already coming to the console at launch, including 11 newly announced titles:
The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR Crossfire: Sierra Squad The Light Brigade Cities VR – Enhanced Edition Cosmonious High Hello Neighbor: Search and Rescue Jurassic World Aftermath Collection Pistol Whip VR Zenith: The Last City After The Fall Tentacular
Written by Ryan Woodrow on behalf of GLHF.