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- The PlayStation VR2 headset launches on February 22, 2023 for $550; Preorders start November 15.
- The PS VR2 comes with two wireless controllers but must be wired to the PlayStation 5 to work.
- Sony says more than 20 games will be available for PS VR2 at launch, with more in development.
Sony will launch the PlayStation VR2 on February 22, 2023, one year after it was announced at CES 2022. The PS VR2 will cost $550 and preorders will be available from Sony’s PlayStation Direct store on November 15.
PlayStation VR2 requires a PS5 console to play, and requires a USB-C cable connection when in use. The virtual reality headset will come with two wireless PS VR2 Sense controllers, and a pair of headphones; The controller charging station will be sold separately for $50.
To help you decide whether the PS VR2 is right for your gaming needs, we’ve broken down all the key features and specs of the device, along with details on how you can pre-order and what games you can expect to play.
PS VR2 is a new virtual reality headset built for PS5. You can sign up now for a chance to preorder the headset starting November 15th.
Features PS VR2
PlayStation VR2 brings more features found in the original model released in 2016, while offering some key improvements and new options.
Like the original headset, the VR2 needs to be connected to a PS5 to use, but it has its own motion and eye tracking without external sensors or cameras. The original PlayStation VR required an external camera for motion detection.
PS VR2 will also now provide “see-through view” to let players check their surroundings without taking off the headset, and players can set boundaries for their play area using the headset’s camera.
Visuals on the PS VR2 will also benefit from a higher resolution OLED display that supports 4K and high dynamic range (HDR) contrast. The display will operate with a 90Hz or 120Hz refresh rate for smooth images.
The PS VR2 will support PlayStation’s 3D audio technology for spatial sound, and the headset has a built-in microphone and a port for headphones.
The PS VR2 Sense controller will have an adaptive trigger with adjustable sensitivity and haptic feedback, just like the PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller. The headset will also have its own haptic feedback.
PS VR2 technology specifications
How to preorder PS VR2
To get PlayStation VR2 when it launches on February 22, 2023, you’ll need to preorder from Sony through the online PlayStation store. Preorders will be available by invitation starting November 15, and you can register now for a chance to be selected.
If selected, you will receive an email invitation with details on how to preorder your unit. Remember, however, that registering does not guarantee you will be selected.
The PlayStation VR2 costs $550 and a charging station for the PSVR2 Sense controller will be available separately for $50. The basic PSVR2 package includes a headset, two wireless PS VR2 controllers, and a pair of headphones.
A bundle with a voucher code to redeem a digital copy of Horizon: Call of the Mountain will also be available for $600.
How does the PS VR2 price compare to competing VR headsets?
At $550, the PS VR2 is more expensive than the actual PS5 console and more expensive than the $400 Meta Quest 2, the most popular VR headset currently on the market. The Quest 2 can also be used as a standalone device, while the PS VR2 requires a PS5 to work, which costs an extra $400-$500, in addition to the hard-to-find console.
Meta offers a more expensive $1,500 headset, the Meta Quest Pro, but it’s now marketed as a device for working professionals rather than a gaming platform. That said, other competitors designed for PC cost more than the PS VR2, such as Valve’s Index and the $750 Vive Cosmos Elite, both of which require external sensors that the PS VR2 doesn’t.
Although it is expensive, PS VR2 is designed to deliver some of the best performance available in the VR space, as well as several PlayStation-exclusive titles built for VR.
What games are coming to PS VR2?
Sony expects at least 20 games available at launch for PS VR2; so far 15 games have been announced, including the full port of Resident Evil Village, which will be available at no additional cost to players who have the standard version of the game. Here’s the full list of confirmed games so far:
- Resident Evil Village
- Horizon Call of the Mountain
- The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Chapter 2: Retribution
- Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge – Enhanced Edition
- Dark Image: Switchback VR
- Crossfire: Sierra Squad
- Light Brigade
- City VR – Enhanced Edition
- Cosmonious High
- Hello Neighbors: Search and Rescue
- Jurassic World Aftermath Collection
- Pistol whip VR
- Zenith: The Last City
- After the Fall