The next-gen Virtual Reality device Sony’s PVSR 2, along with the PSVR 2 controller, is likely to be available sooner than most fans expect. Those eager to know about the PSVR 2 release date and price can now rely on authentic information based on Sony’s announcement. Despite the components and PS5 shortage (the device requires a PS5 console to run); the new VR device will be available in early 2023. But in the absence of confirmed information about the price, the best assumption is that it will remain the same as the earlier PSVR at $399. Undoubtedly, PSVR2 will be the best among other similar devices of the current generation mainly because of its dual controllers. Of course, other reasons help the device rank high, but the controllers make all the difference.
The Specialty of PSVR 2 controller
The controllers are special because of their unique design. The ergonomic orbital design of the dual-wielding controller puts it a few notches above its competitors. The new design of the PSVR 2 sense controller proves more advantageous for users as it allows for a more natural movement that was not possible with the earlier controllers. The sense controllers are much more advanced than the Playstation’s Move controllers. Although the new controller has the same matte finish around the grip for better holding, the features and functionalities closely resemble the Dual Sense controller. However, the button layout of the PSVR 2 sense controller might be less intuitive than the PS5 controller.
Specifications of PSVR 2
At CES 2022, Sony allowed a closer look at the device’s internals. Here are the PSVR 2 specs that provide enough insights about the device and help to build the right expectations. It also helps to understand why people are touting it as the best VR device for Playstation fans.
The device has an OLED HDR display with a resolution of 2,000×2, 040 per eye, and refresh rates of 90 Hz and 120 Hz, respectively. The device has a 110-degree field view with a 6-axis motion sensor tracking, an IP camera for eye-tracking, and four cameras for controllers and headsets with Haptic support. The device has a USB-C connection and a 3.5 mm port for the audio jack.
PSVR 2 vs. Oculus Quest 2
While Sony promises to take the VR experience to the next level with the PSVR2 by leveraging the power of PS5, the battle for supremacy with Oculus Quest 2 will continue. It will be interesting to see if PSVR2 can dislodge the Oculus Quest 2 in popularity. With a user base of 10 million, the Oculus Quest 2 is no pushover. Despite the lack of big-name IPs, the experiences provided by the console have helped to carve a name for themselves. But the new eye-tracking features and cutting-edge specs like headset haptics of the PSVR2 are likely to create exceptional experiences.
Most importantly, the PSVR 2 controller will surely give an edge to PSVR2 for claiming the top spot among VR devices.