Sony PlayStation VR2: where to pre-order it?

PlayStation VR2 is available for pre-order, here’s all the useful information to reserve your headset!

Six years after the release of the first headphones, it’s time to look to the future. PlayStation VR2 will arrive on February 22, 2023, a new state-of-the-art virtual reality headset, compatible only with PS5. Pre-orders are open in a few minutes, you have to hurry to make sure you don’t face potential stock shortages!

The PlayStation VR2 is the new virtual reality headset for the PS5. It has all the latest in VR to make it the most competitive product on the market. Despite its high price of 599.99 euros, the PSVR2 remains to this day the best value for money option.

The headset will be available from February 22, 2023 and Sony will offer two packs:

  • A standard pack, with PlayStation VR2, PSVR2 Sense controllers, stereo headphones for the price of €599.99.
  • A “Horizon” pack, with PlayStation VR2, PSVR2 Sense controllers, stereo headphones and a code to download the game Horizon Call of the Mountain for the price €649.99.

It is possible to charge your headphones via USB Type-C cable directly on your PS5. But Sony will also offer a charging station, sold separately, at a price of €49.99 for those who want to charge their headset without their console and have a nice stand.

More than 30 games have already been announced and will be released in the first few weeks when PSVR2 launches on February 22, 2023, including:

  • After falling
  • Altair Breaker
  • Before Your Eyes (launch period)
  • Cities VR
  • Cosmonious High
  • Creed Rise to Glory: Undisputed Edition (launch period)
  • The Dark Pictures: Switchback (launch period)
  • Demeo
  • Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate
  • Fantavision 202X
  • Gran Turismo 7 (free update from PS5 version of GT7)
  • Horizon Call of the Mountain
  • Job Simulator
  • Jurassic World Aftermath
  • Kayaking VR: Mirage
  • Kizuna AI – Hit the Beat!
  • The Last Clockwinder
  • The Light Brigade
  • Moss 1 & 2 Remaster
  • NFL Pro Era (PS VR2 free upgrade)
  • No Man’s Sky (launch period)
  • Pavlov VR
  • Pistol Whip (free upgrade)
  • Puzzle Areas (launch period)
  • Resident Evil Village (free update from PS5 version of RE Village)
  • Ground Infinite
  • Song in the Smoke
  • STAR WARS: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge
  • Synth Riders (free upgrade)
  • The Story of Onogoro
  • Tentacles
  • Tetris effect
  • The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners: Ch. 2: Retribution (launch period)
  • Vacation Simulator
  • What Bat
  • Zenith: The Last City (free upgrade)

PlayStation VR2, the new revolution from Sony

After marking the video game industry with the PlayStation in 1994 and becoming a leader in virtual reality in 2016 with the PSVR, Sony intends to continue. The PS4 set some pretty impressive new records, and the PS5 is following the same path. With the PlayStation VR2, the Japanese firm wants to write a new page in its history by offering an ultra-competitive, high-performance headset to take virtual reality to another level.

This time, the goal is no longer to offer small experiences in an entry-level solution to introduce this technology to players. With PSVR2, the idea is to design real games, similar to the titles found on PS5. Experiences of some time that will push the limits.

For this, the PSVR2 has two 4K OLED screens (with a display resolution of 2000×2040 per eye). Games can have a frame rate of up to 120 Hz. Of course, everything will be HDR compatible and the headset will offer a field of view of 110 degrees.

To make the experience more immersive, Sony is incorporating a vibrating motor into its PSVR2 to add an intelligent touch component. Thanks to this, you will benefit from haptic feedback directly on the headset, just like on the DualSense PS5. PS5’s Tempest 3D AudioTech technology brings the player’s entire environment to life, for even more immersion.

Eye Tracking will also be integrated into the helmet. This revolutionary new technology allows players to perform actions in the game, just with their eyes.

The PlayStation VR2 can be configured in two ways. First, in VR mode, which will allow you to play in a 360° virtual environment. This is the main mode of the headset, where you will have content displayed in 4000 x 2040 HDR video format (2000 x 2040 per eye) with a frame rate of 90Hz/120Hz. The second mode is the cinematic configuration, which will allow you to see the content of your PS5 on a virtual cinema screen. In this mode, you will have access to a video format of 1920×1080p, with HDR and frame rates of 24/60Hz, even up to 120Hz.

The last very practical novelty, already found in Meta Quest 2, is the transparent view, which allows you to see your surroundings even with a helmet on your head. A feature made possible thanks to the integrated cameras will make it possible to draw a safety zone around the player to play without risking injury.

Finally, to prevent fogging of the helmet screen, the PSVR 2 will have a ventilation system similar to the PS5. Despite all the things planned in the end, the helmet weighs only 600 grams and therefore promises to be very comfortable and light!

Finally, let’s not forget to talk about PSVR2 Sense which will be the new controllers that will ship with the headset. Basically, it’s a DualSense that’s split into two parts. On the right side, you’ll have the PS button (PlayStation, to turn on the controller), the Options button, the action buttons (Circle/cross), the R1 and R2 buttons, the right stick and the R3 button. On the left side, you will have another PS key, the create button (Share), the action buttons (Triangle/Square), the L1 and L2 buttons, the left stick and the L3 button.

Among the features of this PSVR2 Sense, they will have the same technologies as DualSense with haptic feedback, adaptive trigger and six-axis motion detection system (three-axis gyroscope and three-axis accelerometer). There will also be a capacitive sensor that enables finger touch detection.

The PlayStation VR2 is therefore expected for February 22, 2023 in France at a price of 599.99 euros. Two packs will be available at launch. For those who wish, it is possible to purchase a separate charging station to plug in your headphones without using your PS5 console.

Here is a summary of the available offers:

  • The simple pack, with the PSVR2 headset, the PSVR2 Sense controllers, stereo headphones with €599.99.
  • The “Horizon” pack, with a PSVR2 headset, PSVR2 Sense controllers, stereo headphones, a code to download the Horizon Call of the Mountains game at €649.99.
  • The charging station at €49.99.

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