Users have been waiting for the release of the second version of the highly successful PSVR for some time now. Now Sony has officially announced the release date of the PSVR2. It will go on sale as early as February 22. Prices for the Virtual Reality Headsets will be $549.99 in the US, €599.99 in Europe, £529.99 in the UK, and ¥74,980 in Japan.
The VR headset kit will include Sense controllers and stereo headphones, but a charging station for the Sense controllers will be sold separately for $49.99 (€49.99 / £39.99 / ¥5,480). Pre-orders will begin on the PlayStation website on November 15. However, pre-orders will be available in the U.S., U.K., France, and Germany. Games, including Horizon Call of the Mountain, will also be available for pre-order later this month.
The PSVR2 is a huge upgrade over the first version of the PSVR. They will feature an OLED screen, a 110-degree field view, and 4K HDR support. It also supports up to 120Hz for smoother frame rates and gameplay. In addition, four cameras on the headset’s body will track your position in space so that you won’t need any external devices in your room.
Also, the good news is that PSVR2 will finally get its Sense controllers. They will be ball-shaped with adaptive triggers and haptic feedback, just like the DualSense, and can also recognize the touch of your fingers. “We created the PSVR2 headset with comfort in mind, and it’s a little thinner and lighter than our previous headset,” said Isabel Tomatis, vice president of brands, hardware, and peripherals at Sony Interactive Entertainment. “We’ve also added a built-in vent for extra airflow and a lens adjustment dial for more customization.“
The downside to this facet is that it won’t support games released for the PSVR 1 version. “PSVR games are not compatible with PSVR2 because PSVR2 is designed to provide a truly next-generation VR experience,” Hideaki Nishino, Sony’s vice president of platform, explained in September.
The company has already announced several games that will be available on PSVR2. Also, during the presentation of the date, the company announced a few more projects that will appear for the PSVR2:
- The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR.
- Cities VR – Enhanced Edition
- Crossfire: Sierra Squad
- The Light Brigade
- Cosmonious High
- Hello Neighbor: Search and Rescue
- Jurassic World Aftermath Collection
- Pistol Whip VR
- Zenith: The Last City
- After the Fall
Also known for several other projects, such as Horizon Call of the Mountain, an original game in the same universe as Zero Dawn, and Forbidden West looks to be a launch game. Also, VR versions of Resident Evil 8, Resident Evil 4, and No Man’s Sky are coming. VR versions of Star Wars and The Walking Dead games are also planned.