Announced earlier this year, Sony’s next-generation VR headset the PlayStation VR2 is set to launch on February 22, 2023. The PlayStation VR2 Sense Technology includes several innovative features that enhance gameplay and provide a more immersive experience.

These include headset feedback, eye tracking, 3D audio, and adaptive triggers and haptic feedback on the PS VR2 Sense controllers. When combined with compatible games, these features create a truly immersive experience.

In addition to these advanced features, the PSVR2 headset also offers enhanced controller tracking, high-fidelity visuals in 4000 x 2040 HDR video format (2000 x 2040 per eye), and a true next-generation gaming experience. The headset has also been designed with comfort in mind, featuring a slightly slimmer and lighter design with an integrated vent for improved air flow and a lens adjustment dial for a customized fit. We hope players will enjoy this new design.

There will be two editions that will be available at launch along with a controller charging station.

PlayStation VR2

Includes:

  • PlayStation VR2 headset
  • PlayStation VR2 Sense controllers
  • Stereo headphones

Pre-order PlayStation 2 VR

PlayStation VR2 Horizon Call of the Mountain bundle

Includes:

  • PlayStation Store download code for Horizon Call of the Mountain
  • PlayStation VR2 headset
  • PlayStation VR2 Sense controllers
  • Stereo headphones

Pre-order PlayStation VR2 Horizon Call of the Mountain Bundle

PlayStation VR2 Sense controller charging station

The PlayStation VR2 Sense controller charging station, specifically designed for the PS VR2 Sense controller, will also be available at launch. With its “Click-in” design, you’ll be able to charge your PS VR2 Sense controller without plugging it into your PS5.

Pre-order PlayStation VR2 Sense Controller Charging Station

PlayStation VR2 games

In addition to a launch date and sku information, 11 PS VR2 games have been announced. Developers include Supermassive Games, Smilegate, Funktronic Labs, Fast Travel Games, Owlchemy Labs, tinyBuild Games, Coatsink and more.

Games announced include:

  • 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

Sony’s next generation VR headset announced for PS5

PlayStation VR2

During Sony‘s CES 2022 press conference the official name and specifications for their next generation VR unit for PlayStation 5 were revealed. Say hello to the PlayStation VR2 and PlayStation VR2 Sense Controller. We also got a glimpse of Horizon Call of the Mountain from Guerrilla and Firesprite, the first officially announced game for PS VR2.

The PlayStation VR is one of the top selling VR units in the world and Sony is set to take the VR world by storm and to the next level with the PlayStation VR2. PlayStation VR2 adds a true next-gen experience with high-fidelity visuals, new sensory features, and enhanced tracking – along with a simplified single-cord setup. Additionally, the PlayStation VR2 will enable a greater sense of presence and players will feel a heightened range of sensations unlike any other.

PlayStation VR2 and PS VR2 Sense Controller details

All of these advancements in PlayStation VR2, combined with the haptic feedback and adaptive triggers from the PS VR2 Sense controllers, enable players to feel and interact with games in a much more visceral way. PS VR2 will also have a simple setup process — with a single cable connected directly to PS5, you can immediately jump into the VR experience.

PlayStation VR2

Visual Fidelity

  • 4K HDR, 110-degree field of view, and foveated rendering.
  • OLED display with a display resolution of 2000×2040 per eye.
  • Smooth frame rates of 90/120Hz.

Headset-based Controller Tracking

  • PS VR2 tracks you and your controller through integrated cameras embedded in the VR headset.
  • No need for an external camera.

New Sensory Features

  • PS VR2 Sense Technology combines eye tracking, headset feedback, 3D Audio, and the innovative PS VR2 Sense controller to create an incredibly deep feeling of immersion.
  • Headset feedback amplifies the sensations of in-game actions from the player.
  • PS5’s Tempest 3D AudioTech makes sounds in the player’s surroundings come alive, adding to this new level of immersion.

Eye Tracking

  • With eye tracking, PS VR2 detects the motion of your eyes, so a simple look in a specific direction can create an additional input for the game character.
  • This allows players to interact more intuitively in new and lifelike ways, allowing for a heightened emotional response and enhanced expression that provide a new level of realism in gaming.

A launch date and pricing for PS VR2 are still unknown. Stay tuned to the Best Buy Blog for the latest information on PS VR2 and pre-orders.

PlayStation VR2

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Jon is the Gaming Editor and is based in Toronto. He is a proud Canadian who has a serious passion for gaming. He is a veteran of the video game and tech industry with over 20 years experience. You can often find Jon streaming the latest games on his YouTube channel. Jon loves to talk about gaming and tech, come say hi and join the conversation with Jon on Twitter @4Scarrs_Gaming.

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