Palmer Luckey was back in the virtual reality news cycle towards the end of last year when he revealed he had a prototype for a headset that will straight up kill you if you die during a game. The founder of Oculus is a little eccentric to say the least, but you can't doubt his passion for VR. The literally explosive prototype will obviously never make it any further than Luckey's home (we hope), but the next major hardware in the space, Sony's PSVR2, is blowing his mind in a whole different way.
Replying to PlayStation's Shuhei Yoshida on Twitter, he says he was "blown away" by a recent hands-on session with the upcoming visor and controllers:
Luckey praised the original PSVR's sales success, and thinks PSVR2 will be even bigger. That's quite the endorsement — this is someone who was working on high-end VR units for a long time, and largely responsible for bringing virtual reality back in its current form.
He's not alone in his assessment, either. Members of the tech and gaming press have shared their thoughts on PSVR2, almost unanimously saying it's a major step forward and technically very impressive. The headset, along with more than 30 launch games, is arriving on 22nd February 2023, so it's getting very close now.