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PSVR 2: Everything We Know So Far

The first generation PlayStation VR (Codename Project Morpheus) was announced by Sony on October 13, 2016. It is a virtual reality headset developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It was launched at $399 in the United States, €399 in Europe, and £349 in the United Kingdom. It is compatible with the already unveiled PlayStation 4; it was confirmed that the PlayStation VR would be compatible with the PlayStation 5.

It’s already been a long time since the launch of the PSVR first generation, and the company will soon introduce its successor. At the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2022, the company announced the PlayStation VR2. It has stunning 4K HDR visuals, attractive games, intelligent eye tracking, finger touch detection, haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, a PlayStation VR2 headset, and a sense controller.

If you are interested in gaming news and are a fan of PSVR, then you are at the right place. This article will discuss the upcoming PSVR 2, its release date, expected price, specifications, and how and where to pre-order. So, without waiting any further, let’s get started!

PSVR 2 Release Date

  • The company is set to officially release the next-generation PSVR (PSVR 2) on February 22, 2023.

It is a worldwide release, so you can expect many regions or countries to be included in the list. However, ahead of the PlayStation VR2 launch, its preorder is already live in several countries, including the US, UK, Germany, France, and the Netherlands. You can pre-order from PlayStation’s online store at

Read: Sony is working on a Slim version of PS5, called PS5 Slim.

PSVR 2 Price

  • The PSVR 2 is priced at $549.99 in the US and £529.99 in the UK.

This might sound expensive, but the next-generation PSVR offers much better features than the predecessor. You get a PSVR 2 headset, sense controllers, and a pair of stereo headphones for the given price. You can also get a bundle offer where PSVR 2 comes with a Horizon Call of the Mountain voucher code.

Read: PS5 Pro could be Sony’s next home video game console.

What are the new features PSVR 2 headset has?

In the CES 2022, Sony confirmed many of the primary features of PSVR 2. The upcoming PlayStation VR has improved visual fidelity. Sony describes that “PSVR 2 offers 4K HDR, 110-degree field of view, and foveated rendering. With an OLED display, players can expect a resolution of 2000×2040 per eye and smooth frame rates of 90/120Hz.”

The company also said about the controller tracking that “the headset tracks you and your controller through integrated cameras embedded in the VR headset. Your movements and the direction you look at are reflected in-game without needing an external camera.”

It isn’t enjoyable if you also don’t like having multiple cables and wires as they interfere with the gameplay. Sony says that “the new headset will connect to PS5 with a single cord to simplify setup and improve ease-of-use while enabling a high-fidelity visual experience.”

PlayStation VR2 Headset Technical Specifications

The PlayStation VR2 headset has an OLED display with a resolution of 2000 × 2040 per eye. It has a panel refresh rate of 90Hz to 120Hz. The PSVR 2 has an adjustable lens separation feature and a field of view of approximately 110 degrees. The PSVR 2 consists of a motion sensor and an attachment sensor. Motion sensor includes a six-axis motion sensing system with a three-axis gyroscope and three-axis accelerometer.

Regarding the optics, it has four integrated cameras for headset and controller tracking and an additional InfraRed camera for eye tracking per eye. It has incredible haptics in the headset. It uses a single cable with a USB TypeC connector to connect to the PS5 Console. In addition, it has an inbuilt microphone as an input and a stereo headphone jack as an output for an impressive transition between the sound frequencies.

What are the new features PSVR 2 Sense Controllers have?

Compared to the PlayStation Move Controllers from the PS4, the PSVR 2 Sense Controllers have an orb-like shape that curls around your hands, giving you a better grip and longer endurance. The company promised to provide adaptive triggers and haptic feedback on the PlayStation 5 Console’s DualSense controllers. It also has a significant new feature known as finger touch detection, which plays a vital role in playing games.

Covering up, the company says, “the controller can detect your fingers without any pressing in the areas where you place your thumb, index, or middle fingers. This enables you to make more natural gestures with your hands during gameplay.”

PlayStation VR2 Sense Controller Technical Specifications

  1. Right Sense Controller Buttons Indication: PS button, Options button, Action buttons (Circle or Cross), R1 button, R2 button, R3 button (also known as a right stick).
  2. Left Sense Controller Buttons Indication: PS button, Create button, Action buttons (Triangle or Square), L1 button, L2 button, L3 button (also known as a left stick).
  3. Motion Sensor: It consists of a six-axis motion sensing system with a three-axis gyroscope and a three-axis accelerometer.
  4. Capacitive Sensor: It is used for finger touch detection.
  5. IR LED: It is used for position tracking.
  6. Feedback: It has a trigger effect on R2 or L2 button and haptic feedback by a single actuator per unit.
  7. It has a USB Type-C inlet port and Bluetooth version 5.1 support. It has a built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery.

    What are the resources required to play PSVR 2 games?

    To play PlayStation VR2 games, you require the following equipment or materials:

    • Disc or digital version of a PSVR 2 compatible game.
    • A PSVR 2 Headset and the PSVR 2 Sense controller.
    • PS5 Console.

    To initiate the setup, you must use the DualSense Wireless Controller with your PS5 Console connected to a TV or a monitor. The PSVR 2 Sense controller also requires a USB cable for pairing purposes.

    Which games are expected and in development with PlayStation VR2?

    There are more than 20 games in development for PlayStation VR2 with the help of third-party developers and partners. Some of them are listed below which you may be interested in:

    • Horizon Call of the Mountain. (The exclusive game for PSVR 2).
    • Gran Turismo 7.
    • Resident Evil Village.
    • The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners.
    • The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR.
    • Moss and Miss: Book 2.
    • Cities VR: Enhanced Edition.
    • Jurassic World Aftermath Collection.
    • No Man’s Sky.
    • Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge (Enhanced Edition).
    • Demeo.

    Note: The compatibility of the upcoming PlayStation VR2 is only with the available PlayStation 5 Console. So, if you don’t have a PS5, or you have a PS4 and planning to buy the virtual reality headset, then unfortunately, it will not help you.

    If you are waiting for PlayStation VR2, your wait is over, as the machine launch is near. We hope the article has provided you with the relevant information you were searching for.

    Are you excited about the upcoming next-generation PSVR? Did you like the features it offers? What features were you expecting from the PSVR 2? What games will you try on a priority basis if you get the chance to buy them? Let us know by dropping the replies in the comments section below. For more information, make sure to be connected with us, as we will keep updating the post as soon as some latest developments happen. Thank you for reading.


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