PSVR2 will release in early 2023, Sony has confirmed. PlayStation France was first to let the cat out of the bag, but other major regional accounts have since followed with the relatively simple message, including PlayStation UK.
It perhaps didn’t take a genius to figure out that PSVR2’s release date would be early next year, but this is the first time we’ve heard the company officially mention it. The Japanese giant’s generally been pretty secretive about the device, unveiling information in a scatter-shot manner and only announcing a handful of games so far.
Earlier in the year, as part of a State of Play livestream, the firm confirmed that Resident Evil Village, No Man’s Sky, and The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners Chapter 2 Retribution would all be playable on the headset. It also showcased a lengthy trailer for first-party production, Horizon Call of the Mountain.
When it comes to virtual reality headsets, PSVR2’s specs are heads-and-shoulders above the nearest competition. The device is promising an OLED screen resolution of 2000x2040 per eye – which is more than double that of the original PSVR. It also has new motion controllers, which feature haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and finger-tracking.
Of course, this all raises the question of price – and it’s something the company’s going to need to rip the Band-Aid off of soon. Still, at least now you know to start saving, eh?
Good! Can't wait to finally see it in action!
Weird to reveal the release date just in a tweet, with how much attention they gave to PSVR2 in June I figured they'd do it in a showcase or State of Play.
@Grumblevolcano Well, it's not really a release date just yet, it's just a window. They still need to flesh out the details, like pre-orders, games, price, etc.
I'm hoping it comes around March or April. I'll need some time to recover after Christmas, and I'm expecting this to be 300.00 - 400.00 euro. Closer to the 400.00 mark.
Hopefully scalpers don't ruin it for us too.
VR is definitely something that is not for me, but this is nice for fans of Sony's last headset. I wish I could enjoy it, but the headaches, motion sickness, and just general uncomfortablity of every headset I've tried makes this a no go.
My PSVR was a very expensive, albeit a very cool novelty.
Drumroll for the extravagant price....
... I expect $500. Maybe $600.
As a big fan of VR unfortunately I can see this flopping because there is going to be a massive recession soon with people paying more money on their gas and electric bills every month than this thing costs.
Sony have waited too long to release it. As someone who used to mostly played VR I barely play it now as I've played all the VR games I want to play to death and I have around 130 PSVR games
I can’t wait to get this. Will be a late Xmas present to myself…. Well that’s how I’m justifying it
@Shepherd_Tallon that’s the real worry. I’m
Hoping Amazon preorders will be plentiful
UK-based site - Band-Aid.
Our shopping centers are already becoming malls. What’s next? Will tomatoes become tomatoes and potatoes become potatoes?
hopefully we get a PlayStation showcase soon.
@Vacuumator I'm still struggling with the term "deep dive"
@Boucho11 I've been hoping the same. You'd think the lessons would have been learned.
I wouldn't mind if I had to wait a few months as long as I was on a pre-order list.
Band-Aid! Outrageous this is a uk site call them by there correct British name woundy wrappers and leave that band-aid dribble for America and the colonies!
F yeah. Can't wait for it.
@get2sammyb I hope everyone is able to get a reasonable preorder time frame not like with the original ps5 debacle.
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Have they said anything at all about the possibility of backwards compatibility with PSVR1 games if that's even possible?
@Vacuumator @IndoorEnthusiast Haha, I use lots of British lingo, too, to be fair! I genuinely worry sometimes the Americans won't know what I'm on about.
I'd love to be able to play village in vr but I can't afford a ps5 let alone the vr headset lol
@Luminous117 It's highly, highly unlikely. But they haven't said anything officially yet, no.
@IndoorEnthusiast woundy wrapper lol never heard that one before
@get2sammyb you’d imagine they’ll port some games like blood and truth, Astro and the fishing simulator I never got to play hahaha! Jokes aside, if some of the better known titles could be ported it would be an easier way to flesh out the software available
Retro compatible yes o no
@Uncharted2007 if all that is going to happen with the nonparishables...then why you wasting time on a gaming website?...You should be prepping
Day one! My kids are finally old enough and I'm confident it'll be a substantial improvement on V1. Look forward to preordering and getting some time with it!
I’m really hoping most psvr games will get ported. My PSVR is great but after trying out my Brother-in-law’s oculus quest the PSVR’s tech feels ancient
I'm trying to be calm and rational but I know that the excited gamer in me is going to pay whatever Sony ask for this.
I'm also desperate for backwards compatibility.
Like everything else I guess.
Finally at least we have a time window! Let's hope some BIG games come to it and Sony doesn't let this one die!
Astrobot sequel is a MUST
@get2sammyb Hopefully we get official confirmation before launch, I might get it anyway for stuff like Horizon: Call of the mountain but being able to play certain PSVR1 games like Astro bot: Rescue mission and Iron Man VR on it would nice.
YES YES YES!!! I think this puppy would have been out early 2022 if not for the pandemic. I cannot be more excited!
@uptownsoul I've prepped.
I assumed it would have been Christmas 2023 at the earliest but I'm glad I was wrong! Now the only issue is the price which I'm hoping is less than what the PS5 costs ($500).
Now if Sony would create some tiered system of adoption to negate scalpers
Ie if you owned psvr 1 and now you have a ps5 and want psvr 2 you get first dibs
Link it to active consoles too
Now to wait for the reveal at the September PlayStation showcase hopefully...
get rid of the wire and you have me SOLD.
I've got the money. Just tell me where to throw it!!! HYYYPE!
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I catch a lot of it because I was basically married to the BBC during my teens and early 20s. I used it for Global news (I’ve always preferred the drier less opinionated British reporting over the nonsense we have here in the states) and for the majority of my television watching (British TV was so much better than American TV back then)
I ended up unintentionally picking up a few British slang terms and that led to confused looks on my friends faces.
Plus you guys cuss way better than we do. When a Brit insults someone it’s a beautiful work of art.
Cannot wait to try this thing out for myself. Horizon: Call of the Mountain is a good start, but we need more game announcements like that.
I really hope I can play Gran Turismo 7 in VR.
im expecting it to cost £450
If the price is right will be a day 1 purchase.
Half Life Alyx or bust...
still waiting for internet browser on ps5
Don’t care about the price too much, anything below £600 will be fine, just hope they have good stock available day one.
I think it will sell less than psvr1, I am pretty certain to be honest. Alot of people got burned on psvr1 (like myself) and found they got terrible motion sickness with it and it was a total waste of money
As long as there's a Catch and Release sequel I'm in...
@Constable_What Yea, PSVR not for me either. I would much rather they make new PSP with PS4 like power.
I don't understand why Sony even bothers with VR, for the potential 5-6 mil clients, maybe 10 mil in the best case scenario.
I just cant think of something more to say.
I am not at all interested in VR just yet.
Saving...have you seen the ridiculous and criminal energy prices? Having our pants pulled down again whilst the bosses of these companies are taking it in. Forget gaming, let's stand up for ourselves,our rights and decency.
Day one for me. The price is going to be interesting.
As for those saying it should have released sooner, no point in putting it out in the market until the games are ready.
5-10 great games on launch day will make a massive difference.
@Sil_Am The Steam Deck is about as powerful as a PS4; if Sony don't want to invest fully into another handheld, a partnership with Valve would be awesome.
Imagine a handheld that played some first party Sony games on launch, as well as the largest catalog of games of any peripheral. I think if anything, that's what is most likely to happen.
I'd love to buy it on release date, but the competition with Scalper will be tough.
Still think those controllers look like a terrible design for BeatSaber. I'm going to smash them to bits the first time I have to cross my arms in front of me. I would totally buy a pair of dedicated BeatSaber controllers.
@Constable_What did you try games like Bear Saber? I get migraines after playing most VR games, but there are other games that don't affect me at all.
@Shepherd_Tallon Yeah, with all the tech PSVR2 is rocking, I’m guessing it will retail around the £399 mark.
@naruball I played Rigs, Arizona Sunshine, Skyrim, Resident Evil 7 (this was probably the worst, the graphics immediately gave me eye strain), Half Life Alex, London Heist, and few others, but I never got around to playing Beat Saber.
The only game that didn't make me sick was that Danganronpa Class Trial demo. That I could see myself playing, and can easily see how VR could elevate something like a visual novel game.
It was only a few minutes long though, so that's probably a big reason why I didn't get sick. I can't see very well, and have other neurological issues that affect my sight; fast moving images very close to my face kinda sucks.
I gave it a good college try. I will say though, a full Danganronpa VR game would sell one to me.
Call me when they make a wireless version.
@Travisemo007 Yup. I was 100% sold if wireless. VR and and wires (even if it's one) don't mix well.
@DukeeDukems been playing on pc with a 1 cable VR setup for years. Myself, kids and even my non gaming wife(couldn't pry her off Arizona Sunshine) with absolutely no problems.
I'm glad they are going with the 1 cable so we get next gen full AAA games in VR powered by the ps5. Until they can provide seamless no latency wireless that works 100% of the time for every single consumer, its the best choice.
Great news that gives them still time to work on it and see what other VR units come out this year and then upgrade it to compete with other brands.
@Vacuumator so long as colour stays as colour!
I was hyped for this but I'm trying to get unhyped. I expect the price is going to be ludicrous at this point, and even if it weren't I expect preorders and availability to be a trainwreck for ages.
I'm conceptually hyped, but have to accept that the odds of being able to get one for years is probably low, and the ability to justify the likely extreme price is probably lower. But it's hard to get unhyped, really.
Enjoyed the PSVR1, but having then used a Quest 2, it got resigned to its box and never played again. Sold it a few months back and stashed £300 away in a savings pot for a PSVR2, but given Sony's current pricing strategy and their apparent contempt for their customers, I expect this to be launched at £449 in the UK. That will stop me purchasing at launch as its simply too much money for what it is. Match the price of the Quest 2 at £349 though and I'm in on day one. Seems unlikely!
honestly i don't think scalpers will be as big of a deal then getting a ps5 console. mostly because you need a ps5 console to even use the head set, and not every one who owns a ps5 is into vr.
@Vacuumator I feel for your concern, but at this point most uk youth will speak americanisms and wonder why anyone will care.
In fact they will annoyingly miss state 'I could care less', thus demonsrating the absurdity of quoting americans at all, as they dont even understand the words they are using!
It annoys me too, but Ive learnt to ignore it now as it will be more prevalent with time, and I wouldnt expect push square to care in the slightest.
Im excited for psvr2 even though I can never use it. New tech can always inspire some fine creativity and I cant wait to see what people do with it, even though I'll experience it 3rd hand!
I caught an advert on YouTube the other day, the very English voiceover was extolling the wondrous features of the “Samsung Zee-4”. I’m presuming this was most definitely supposed to be pronounced “Zed”.
I’ve also noticed the adoption of the American pronunciation of Beta by a number of gaming journalists.
I genuinely can’t fathom this adoption of Americanisms in the UK. I sincerely hope it does not become more prevalent. There is no practical reason for any of it.
I find the story of Americanism influencing the English language in the UK interesting. I'm Brazilian, and I dont know if its true, but a Portuguese friend of mine told me that in many places in Portugal kids are talking with Brazilianisms, and he doesnt like it at all. haha. I think the Portuguese of Portugal is very beautiful, so I understand him. The colonies eh.. anyway, looking forward to VR2, as someone already said, hope is backward compatible, Sony knows the tech, so hope they make it happen somehow.
@Constable_What ok, in that case I'd strongly suggest, if you can give it a try for free, do so. I think it'd vastly change your view of VR games. Just like me, you just need to play games where you don't move much/at all (Tetris springs to mind).
For the record, I bought Skyrim and regretted it immediately. Gave me migraines and made me feel like throwing up.
@Vacuumator Who's Zed, and why did he start a World War?
FWIW I think it's just a general internetized globalization of all things. Britishisms are less uncommon in the US, Americanisms are less uncommon in the UK.... I mean it's not like it wasn't all originally UK to begin with, so it's not that strange the localisms trade back and forth over time, in a time were media from each is instantly seen by the other.
For the flip side (Britishims in the US) I like some above grew up on BBC, so it was all "normal" to me and interchangeable with Americanisms, and it certainly has confused a lot of people over the years. But that was the century BHP (Before Harry Potter), and now in the century AHP, it's a lot more normal.
@naruball "I bought Skyrim and regretted it immediately. Gave me migraines and made me feel like throwing up."
Was that Skyrim VR or just the bugs in standard launch Skyrim?
@naruball If I can find someone with a headset to let me have a go, then for sure I will. Thanks for recommendation!
Even then however, I think it's safe to say that most VR games are not for me.
@NEStalgia It's one of those things you just buy while drunk and hopefully you've forgotten about the price the next morning.
@Octane Pretty sure that's how Jim bought Bungie...it could work for this...
@NEStalgia Jimbo is too classy for alcohol. I bet he does coke like all the other fancy people.
@Octane LMAO. @SplooshDmg and I have had him pegged as chronically smelling of scotch. We call him Ol' Scotchy for short. But, you may be onto something here.....
@SplooshDmg That's just an offensive lie. He doesn't let Shu out of the basement.
@SplooshDmg IDK if anyone could ever be as fierce and daring as Herman. Infinitely numbered sequels and transition to live services faster than you can say "Ubisoft", requires a lot of fierce daringness.
Speaking of fierce and daring. Have we noticed that PS2/3 era Kratos was bare chested, while PS4 era Kratos is covered up in his leather manzier?
Meanwhile at Nintendo:
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