Sony’s second-generation VR system, the PS VR2, will launch in February for $549.99 — more than the PlayStation 5 console required to use it — according to a PlayStation Blog post. The company went on to announce 11 new VR games to be played on the system, a mix of enhanced versions of current titles and original experiences.
Arriving Feb. 22, 2023, the new PS VR2 system consists of a headset and hand controllers, and must be used with a PlayStation 5 console. Its pair of OLED screens are adjustable, and present a resolution of 2000 x 2040 pixels per eye, with a 110-degree field of view and a refresh rate that climbs as high as 120 Hz.
The headset is also filled with sensors and cameras, including a three-axis gyroscope, a three-axis accelerometer, and a proximity sensor. There are IR cameras for eye-tracking, plus four other lenses for headset and controller tracking. It also vibrates, has a built-in microphone, and a stereo headphone jack. It connects to the SSD-equipped console using a USB-C cable and Bluetooth 5.1. The new headset is slimmer and lighter than the previous version, which launched in 2016 for $399.99.
The hand controllers replicate many of the features of the PS5’s DualSense gamepad, offering haptic feedback, six-axis motion sensing, and the usual combination of analog sticks and face buttons.
More than 20 games are expected to be available (separately) at launch, including robo-dinosaur RPG Horizon Call of the Mountain; an enhanced VR version of Cities: Skylines; a Jurassic Park game starring Jeff Goldblum; and Tentacular, a game about being a giant squid. There's also a military FPS.
Preorders for the PS VR2 begin on Nov. 15 at direct.playstation.com, for customers in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. Really enthusiastic gamers can register for a preorder, or a pre-preorder, starting today.
If the adoption rate is good, maybe it'll go down in price? Maybe?
also you can buy a quest 2 for less which is mroe versatile & can connect to your pc (if u have 1 or get 1)
and looking ta the games its not really got a lot of good ones. (pistol whip..but again u can get it for less via the quest 2)
Though TBH I do hope I'm wrong. Maybe this will jumpstart the VR gaming scene and really bring it mainstream. Time will tell I guess.
The PSVR2 has many things the Quest 2 just doesn't have and won't have, ever. Not just better resolution and graphical capabilities (it is standalone, but backed by the PS5 and not the anemic ARM SoC in the Quest 2). Plus eye tracking. That is actually huge.
For the price, this is hands down a way better HMD than the Quest 2; not even in the same league. Your next best comparison would be the Vive Pro or the Index even.
its locked to console with extremely small vr game list.
I hope it succeeds with the PS5, because it'll open more development options and won't be using the Quest 2 garbage baseline for VR anymore.
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