Sony plans to release the PSVR 2 headset, that VR gaming to PS5 players, leveraging next-gen hardware for a new generation of games. The reveal was an odd one, with updates staggered over the past year or so. We know what the headset looks like and even have a game lineup to help us out.
Even with all the minor specs and technical glitches we’ve seen so far, we’re missing out on some of the bigger details on PSVR 2. The release date and price are the most important, with Sony been quiet lately. However, there have been some leaks and rumors floating around, and while we’ll mostly stick to official information, we’ll also speculate on when the device might launch.
As more news is released on PSVR 2, we’ll be updating this page, hopefully until a final launch sometime next year. For now, here’s everything we know so far about PSVR 2.
PSVR 2 Estimated Release Date
At the time of writing, Sony has not disclosed the release date for PSVR 2. It’s not particularly easy to pin one down as there haven’t been any substantial leaks or rumors yet. One tidbit we do have is from insider Ross Young, who tweeted that delays in VR shipments at Apple and Sony pushed products into 2023.
VR display shipments are up >50% to >15 million by 2022, despite delays to 2023 at Apple and Sony. Big jump predicted in 2023.https://t.co/4m1FfgkeoM
— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) Apr 11, 2022
This is hardly concrete evidence of a 2023 release date for PSVR 2, but for now it seems likely. Sony has the rest of the year to fully unveil the new headset, so it could still be a Holiday 2022 launch. We will update as soon as we hear more.
PSVR 2 controllers
Sony has unveiled the PSVR 2 Sense controllers. You can see them in the image above. They have analog sticks this time around and are a far cry from the Move controllers used by the PSVR. So far we know that the controllers will have haptic feedback and they will be closer to the Oculus Quest 2 controllers than before.
PSVR 2 headset specifications
Thanks to a very detailed breakdown on the PS Blogwe know quite a bit about the technical specifications of PSVR 2. Here are the main points:
- Display method: OLED
- Panel resolution: 2000 x 2040 per eye
- Panel refresh rate: 90Hz, 120Hz
- Lens Separation: Adjustable
- Field of View: Approx. 110 degrees
- Sensors Motion Sensor: Six-axis motion detection system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer)
- Confirmation sensor: IR proximity sensor
- Cameras: 4 cameras for headset and controller tracking
- IR: camera for eye tracking per eye
- Feedback: Vibration on headset
- Communication: with PS5 USB Type-C®
- Audio Input: Built-in Microphone
- Output: Stereo Headphone Jack
As you can see, this is quite an upgrade over the original. There is a new ventilation system to facilitate cooling and inside-out tracking.
How much does PSVR 2 cost?
Now for the big question, and certainly the one that is currently the most difficult to pin down. PSVR launched in 2016 for $399, which was a seriously hefty price tag. However, it is important to remember the market it was launched in, as VR was still a specialist and technology-focused product. Quest 2 had yet to bring VR to the masses, and these days Sony will have to consider its price point more carefully in relation to its direct competitors.
Despite being a clear upgrade from the original headset, PSVR 2 will likely cost less than its predecessor, at least if Sony is serious about competing with Meta. The lineup of games looks extremely premium, so it’s possible Sony will use it to push the price up a bit. Anyway, since Quest 2 currently costs around $350, it would be smart for Sony to max out at around $400. PSVR 2 uses PS5 for processing, so assuming a player has already spent over $500 on a console, it could be a tough sell if PSVR 2 ends up costing more than the original headset. So far, Sony has not commented on how much PSVR 2 will cost.
That’s all we know so far about PSVR 2. As more details become known, we’ll be sure to update this page. In the meantime, check out our list of every confirmed PSVR 2 game.