- The headset’s design was shown earlier this year, but the cost hasn’t been made public.
- There will be about 20 “major” titles available at launch, according to Sony.
- It’s crucial to remember that the PlayStation VR2 is a PS5-only device.
Sony has announced that the PlayStation VR2 headset will be released “early in 2023” via social media posts on both Twitter and Instagram. Sony has been slowly releasing details about the forthcoming headset over the course of the past few months, and we finally have a rough idea of when we can expect to get our hands on the actual gear.
The headset’s design was shown earlier this year, but a price has yet to be disclosed. The PlayStation VR2 is promising a lot, though, with its dual screens capable of 4K resolution at 90 or 120 frames per second, its 110-degree field of view, and its use of foveated rendering, which makes the computer’s job easier by making certain sections of the image clearer than others (or, in this case, the PlayStation 5). The manufacturer also claims that a single USB C cable is all you need to link the headset to your gaming rig.
Sony has stated there will be approximately 20 “big” games available at launch. You may choose between VR adaptations of popular games like No Man’s Sky and Resident Evil Village, as well as games set in the Horizon and Walking Dead universes.
The PS VR2 doesn’t require a camera linked to your console in order to track your motions in virtual reality, unlike the first PlayStation VR headset. Instead, it will employ inside-out tracking, like the Quest 2, in which cameras built into the headgear detect movement. The PS VR2 will allow you to view outside while wearing the headset. Sony also says that the PlayStation 5 and a PlayStation HD camera will let people Livestream themselves while playing virtual reality games.
Sony has demonstrated orb-shaped controllers with adjustable triggers and haptic feedback, similar to the DualSense controller for the PS5. They’ll also have finger-touch sensing so that you can lay your thumb, index, or middle finger on the screen without really pressing the screen.
It’s important to note that the PlayStation VR2 is PS5-exclusive. Since its release in November 2020, it has been difficult to get your hands on the console, so doing so would seem like a bad decision. Though there have been problems, there are indications that they may be improving. For example, Sony’s consoles are no longer selling out as soon as a queue is opened, and Horizon: Forbidden West has been available for purchase as part of a bundle for a few days.
However, by the time the headset is released, the PlayStation 5 might be available whenever you want it. But Sony might have trouble keeping the PS VR2 in stock. If that happens, the PS5 might not be the only option for people who want to play virtual reality games.
When the PS VR2 is finally released, it may have some tough competition. Like the price of the PlayStation VR 2, it’s difficult to estimate when Meta’s high-end “Project Cambria” headgear will launch later this year. (Meta’s recent price increase for The Quest 2, an entry-level game that is now two years old, may not be a good indicator.)
According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the device could be unveiled in January 2023. The IT world as a whole is also waiting for Apple to finally show off it’s highly anticipated and rumoured to be very expensive mixed reality headset.