Sony also announced 11 new games for PS VR2.
After months of waiting, Sony has just announced that it will launch its next-generation VR2 virtual reality headset on February 22 and it will cost more than a PlayStation 5. The new and improved PS VR2 will set players back $549.
Exactly one year after the company officially unveiled the headset, its new PlayStation VR 2, Sense controllers, and stereo headsets will hit stores. Sony also confirmed that the headphones would cost €599.99 in Europe, £529.99 in the UK, ¥74,980 in Japan, and the company will also offer an optional Sense Controller charging station for $50.
Honestly, the price is much higher than we expected, especially considering that it costs more than the Playstation 5 itself, which is what gamers need to use PS VR2 in the first place. That said, given the $1,500 starting price of the new Meta Quest Pro, it’s not surprising.
However, PS VR2 is a major improvement over the original and promises a much better experience. The new VR2 features an upgraded OLED display with a 110-degree field of view, 4K HDR support, and super-smooth 120Hz frame rates to ensure the best gaming experience.
Another significant aspect of the VR2 is the four integrated cameras that can read their surroundings. That way, players don’t need external cameras to track body movements. It also supports eye-tracking, not to mention single-cable installation and setup so buyers can set up and play faster than on the original PSVR.
During the announcement, Sony also revealed 11 promising new PS VR 2 titles that are on the way. While we are already waiting No Man’s Sky, Resident Evil 8, Horizon Call of the Mountainand more, Sony also confirmed Switchback VR, Crossfire, World Aftermath CollectionY VR Whip Gun, to name a few.
The new PlayStation VR 2 will be available for pre-order starting November 15 for $550 and, again, launching on February 22. Buyers can also choose from bundles like PlayStation VR2 Mountain Horizon Call bundle for $50 more.