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Sony’s PlayStation VR2 launches February 22 for $550

Pre-orders for  Sony’s highly-anticipated PlayStation VR2 will start later this month, with the headset able to hit retail cabinets on February 22, 2023. The digital actuality (VR) headset could have a beginning worth of $550 (or approx Rs 45, 454), the corporate stated in a weblog put up on Wednesday. The retail field contains the headset, controllers in addition to stereo headphones.

Customers can pre-order the PlayStation VR 2 on November 15, completely from the official PlayStation Retailer for patrons within the US, UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. In different areas, pre-orders are anticipated to start out from November 15. India launch, nonetheless, is but to be confirmed.

The PlayStation VR 2 isn’t a standalone headset, similar to its predecessor. Which means the headset must be hooked to the PlayStation 5, which prices further Rs 50,000. The PS V2 {hardware} and design have been up to date. A brand new design has a color scheme that matches the PlayStation 5, and a headband-type visor that’s much like however smaller than the first-generation PS VR.  Players can expertise upgraded 2000×2040 per eye show decision, eye monitoring, 120Hz refresh charges. The headset can even come bundled with two Sense controllers, delivering comparable ranges of haptic suggestions and adaptive triggers seen in Sony’s DualSense PS5 controllers. The system additionally presents eye-tracking, which the first-generation PlayStation VR headset didn’t assist and can now not require an exterior digicam.

To start with, Sony stated as many as 20 video games will probably be obtainable when the brand new Ps VR2 headset goes on sale subsequent 12 months. The checklist contains Horizon Name of the Mountain and Resident Evil Village.

Sony’s announcement of the retail availability of the Ps VR 2 headset comes at a time when Apple is anticipated to launch a consumer-focused mixed-reality headset within the coming 12 months. Fb-parent Meta, too, has been investing considerably in growing VR {hardware}. The corporate lately launched the brand new Quest Professional headset which prices $15000 and presents combined actuality options.

The Japanese tech big first shared particulars of the next-generation headset earlier this 12 months. In response to a report from Bloomberg in October, Sony plans to make 2 million models.

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