Sony has revealed the price of its upcoming PlayStation VR2 headset — and it’s even more expensive than the console you’ll need to use it.
The new virtual reality device will launch on 22 February 2023 for £529.99, compared to £479.99 and £389.99 for the current model. game station 5.
Just like the previous headset plugged into the PS4, the new headset needs to be connected to the PS5 – which means if you’re keen and don’t already own the console, you could be facing a cost of upwards of £1,000.
The first PS VR launched in October 2016 for £349, though – unlike the sequel – it didn’t come with a controller.
The PS VR2 will include two so-called Sense controllers, offering what Sony says is a similar level of haptic feedback and adaptive triggers to the PS5’s own DualSense pad.
The headset will also offer eye tracking, which the original didn’t have, and no longer require external cameras to determine where players are standing or sitting and how they’re moving.
Its per-eye display panel uses OLED technology, like many modern TVs, with 4K resolution. There will also be a built-in microphone and headphone jack.
How is the game?
The title of the subtitled release appears to be Horizon: Call of the Mountain, a new entry in an existing action-adventure series that has proven popular with fans and critics alike.
Previous Horizon games have been large open-world experiences focused on exploration and fast-paced combat, which makes the upcoming first-person VR game different.
Sony will sell it separately and bundled with the headset for a higher price of £569.99, both of which are available for pre-order from 15 November.
Other games coming to PS VR2 include Resident Evil Village, an updated entry in the long-running horror series, as well as fresh renditions of other existing games Cities: Skylines and Jurassic World Aftermath, both of which Headsets are considered.
Prices haven’t been announced yet, but a number of new PS5 games are now available for £69.99.
What other options do I have for VR games?
One of the most popular options by far is Meta Quest 2.
Unlike PlayStation’s VR offerings, it can be used as a standalone device without plugging in.
It’s also more affordable than the base model’s £399 rival, although that’s well above the original launch price of £299.
Other options are very high-end and expensive for the PC crowd.
These include the Valve Index for a whopping £919 and the HTC Vive Pro 2 for £499.
And for the true diehards, mark Zuckerberg His ultimate gateway to the metaverse, the recently launched Meta Quest Pro, will be sold to you for a whopping £1,499.