PlayStation VR 2 Is Here: Everything You Need To Know

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  • Sony's new PS VR 2 launched today.
  • Here's everything you need to know about the virtual reality headset, including prize, features and a complete list of games.

Sony SONY has officially launched its highly anticipated PlayStation VR 2.

The system promises to build on the success of the original PlayStation VR, with upgraded hardware, a sleek new design, and an impressive lineup of games.

For those who may be new to the world of virtual reality (VR), the PlayStation VR 2 is a headset that allows players to immerse themselves in a 360-degree, three-dimensional world while gaming.

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It connects to a PlayStation 5 console and delivers stunning visuals and realistic audio that make players feel as though they're really in the game.

But what else do you need to know about this exciting new technology? Let's take a closer look at everything you need to know about the PlayStation VR 2.

How Much Does The PlayStation VR 2 Cost?

The PlayStation VR2 headset and Sense controller can be purchased at the recommended retail price of $549.99 in the U.S., €599.99 in Europe, £529.99 in the U.K., and ¥74,980 in Japan.

This price point represents a significant increase over the original PlayStation VR, which launched at a price of $399.

Despite the higher price, early reviews suggest that the PlayStation VR2 is well worth the investment.

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Which Features Does The PS VR 2 Include?

Sony has unveiled the PlayStation VR2 Sense controller, which boasts haptic feedback and adaptive triggers to provide gamers with a more immersive experience.

The controller's finger touch detection can also detect the position of a player's fingers, allowing for more natural gestures during gameplay.

Moreover, the VR headset features headset feedback, which amplifies in-game actions with vibrations to create a more realistic experience.
Eye tracking is another new feature that tracks players' eye movements, allowing for more intuitive interactions with game characters.
Additionally, the VR headset has a high-fidelity OLED display with 4K HDR video format, smooth frame rates, a 110-degree field of view, and foveated rendering. 3D Audio is also leveraged to make sounds come alive and add to the level of immersion.

The PlayStation VR2 headset also features inside-out tracking, allowing the player and controller to be tracked through cameras built into the VR headset itself. This eliminates the need for an external camera and enables the player's movements and gaze direction to be reflected in-game with greater accuracy.

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The VR headset was also designed with comfort in mind, with a focus on reducing its weight while adding new features. Furthermore, an integrated vent provides airflow to keep players cool while playing, and a lens adjustment dial offers users the ability to adjust the distance between their eyes for an optimal viewing experience. The PlayStation VR2 also features a simplified setup process, with a single cable directly connecting the headset to the PS5.

Is The PS VR 2 Compatible With PlayStation 4?

The PlayStation VR2 has been confirmed to only function with PlayStation 5 consoles.

However, owners of the original PlayStation VR can utilize the device on both PS4 and PS5 consoles by utilizing the PlayStation Camera adaptor, which is provided to PS VR owners at no additional charge.

Also, gamers who have a collection of original PlayStation VR games will not be able to use them with the new PlayStation VR2. This is important for those who are considering upgrading to the newer VR headset, as it means that they will have to purchase new games specifically designed for the PlayStation VR2.

A Complete List Of All The Games Currently Available For PS VR2

From epic action-adventures to immersive puzzle games, there's something for everyone on this new platform:

  • 2MD: VR Football Unleashed All-Star PS5
  • After the Fall PS5
  • Afterlife VR PS5
  • Altair Breaker PS5
  • Among Us VR PS5
  • Another Fisherman's Tale PS5
  • Awesome Asteroids PS5
  • Beat Saber PS5
  • Before Your Eyes PS5
  • Behemoth PS5
  • Cactus Cowboy: Plants At War PS5
  • Cave Digger 2: Dig Harder PS5
  • Cities VR: Enhanced Edition PS5
  • Cosmonious High PS5
  • Creed Rise to Glory: Championship Edition PS5
  • Crossfire: Sierra Squad PS5
  • D-Day Enhanced PS5
  • Demeo PS5
  • Desperate: Vladivostok PS5
  • Do Not Open PS5
  • Drums Rock PS5
  • Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate PS5
  • Fantavision 202X PS5
  • Firewall Ultra PS5
  • Garden of the Sea PS5
  • Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord PS5
  • Ghosts of Tabor PS5
  • Gorn PS5
  • Gran Turismo 7 PS5
  • Hello Neighbor: Search and Rescue PS5
  • Hellsweeper VR PS5
  • Horizon Call of the Mountain PS5
  • Job Simulator PS5
  • Jurassic World Aftermath Collection PS5
  • Kayak VR: Mirage PS5
  • Kill It with Fire VR PS5
  • Kizuna AI: Touch the Beat PS5
  • Last Labyrinth PS5
  • Low-Fi PS5
  • Moss PS5
  • Moss: Book II PS5
  • NFL Pro Era PS5
  • No Man's Sky PS5
  • Nock: Bow + Arrow Soccer PS5
  • Pavlov VR PS5
  • Pistol Whip PS5
  • Puzzling Places PS5
  • Ragnarock PS5
  • Rec Room PS5
  • Resident Evil 4 PS5
  • Resident Evil Village PS5
  • Rez Infinite PS5
  • Song in the Smoke: Rekindled PS5
  • Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge - Enhanced Edition PS5
  • Startenders PS5
  • Sushi Ben PS5
  • Swordsman VR PS5
  • Synth Riders PS5
  • Tentacular PS5
  • Tetris Effect PS5
  • The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR PS5
  • The Last Clockwinder PS5
  • The Last Worker PS5
  • The Light Brigade PS5
  • The Tale of Onogoro PS5
  • The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners - Chapter 2: Retribution PS5
  • The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners - Tourist Edition PS5
  • Thumper PS5
  • Townsmen VR PS5
  • Unplugged: Air Guitar PS5
  • Vacation Simulator PS5
  • VR Skater PS5
  • Walkabout Mini Golf PS5
  • What the Bat PS5
  • X8 PS5
  • Zenith: The Last City PS5
  • Zombieland Headshot Fever Reloaded PS5

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