|Also known as||PS VR2 (abbreviation)|
|Developer||Sony Interactive Entertainment|
|Type||Virtual reality headset|
|Release date||February 22, 2023|
|Introductory price||$549.99 / €599.99 / £529.99|
|Display||2000x2040 pixels per eye, OLED, HDR, 110° field of view|
|Controller input||PlayStation VR2 Sense controller|
|Camera||4 x outward-facing, 2 x inward-facing (for eye-tracking)|
The PlayStation VR2 (PS VR2) is an upcoming virtual reality headset for the PlayStation 5 home video game console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment set to be released February 22, 2023.
Sony's first PlayStation VR was released in 2016. Sony announced the PlayStation VR2 for the PlayStation 5 at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show.
A release date of February 22, 2023, and a retail price of $549.99 was announced in November 2, 2022 at the official PlayStation Blog.
The headset will connect to the PlayStation 5 console with a single USB-C cable. Unlike the first generation PlayStation VR, which tracked player movements through an external PlayStation Camera, the PS VR2 will track movements by four cameras mounted on the headset.
The PlayStation VR2 will have an OLED panel with a 4K display resolution. Each display will have a resolution of 2,000 x 2,040 pixels. The headset has two inward-facing eye-tracking cameras. It uses eye-tracking to enable games to use Foveated rendering, a performance optimization technique where the render resolution of the game is reduced in areas where the player is not looking.
The PS VR2 will also feature the new "Sense" controllers. The features of these controllers include the same haptic feedback and adaptive triggers of the DualSense, as well as some limited finger tracking.
PS VR2 cannot play first generation PS VR games. Sony explains that this is because the PS VR2 was designed to deliver "a truly next-generation VR experience".
More than 20 games are in development for PS VR2 from PlayStation Studios and third party partners, including Resident Evil Village, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Chapter 2: Retribution, No Man's Sky, Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge, Demeo and PS VR2 exclusive Horizon Call of the Mountain. Gran Turismo 7 and Beat Saber were also confirmed in January.
Early previews have been positive. The Sense controllers received acclaim from CNET. The lack of backward compatibility, and the price of the headset received mixed reaction.