PSVR 2: Specs, Features, & Everything You Need To Know Before Buying PlayStation VR 2

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The PlayStation VR 2 (PSVR 2) is a next-generation VR headset from Sony for the PS5. The headset is scheduled for release on February 22, 2023, with over 30 VR games. If you want to buy a PSVR 2 headset, here’s everything you need to know about the product. There’s a lot of information to cover about the PSVR 2 headset, so let’s get on with it.

PSVR 2 is the next step in the legacy of the original PSVR headset. The VR headset will use PS5 hardware to run new and old VR games. Speaking of games, Sony has also promised that many exclusive VR titles will make their way to the PSVR 2 post-launch.

Currently, Horizon: Call of the Mountain is the only notable exclusive VR game announced for the headset. However, that might change a few months after the launch. Until then, you can check out our list of all VR games announced for the PSVR 2. Now without further ado, let’s take a closer look at the PSVR 2 specs, hardware, and games.

PlayStation VR 2: Specs

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SpecificationsPSVR 2
Price$549.99 / €599.99 / £529.99
ProcessorUses the PS5
Passthrough camerasblack and white passthrough 
Screen2x OLED HDR display panels
Resolution4K max resolution (4000 x 2040)
2000 x 2040 per eye resolution
LensesFresnel lenses
Tracking6DoF tracking with four external cameras for inside-out tracking
Refresh Rate90Hz, 120Hz
Field of ViewApprox. 110 degrees
IPD adjustmentAdjustable lens separation
BatteryPowered by cable: USB Type-C
Eye and face trackingIR cameras for eye tracking, No face tracking
Touch controllersRechargeable PlayStation VR2 Sense Controller
(Infrared)
WeightLess than 600 grams
Haptic FeedbackVibration on headset
Adaptive triggers and haptic feedback on controllers
AudioInput: Built-in microphone
Output: Stereo headphone jack
It comes with PlayStation 3D headphones
Operating SystemUses the PS5
Charging DockYes
StrapAdjustable Strap

PlayStation VR 2: Hardware

The PSVR 2 is a considerable upgrade from the original PSVR headset. It features new controllers, a wider field of view (FoV), in-built inside-out tracking, and higher resolution. However, it is not a standalone VR headset, as it will take advantage of the PS5’s powerful hardware to run VR games.

PSVR 2: Visual Fidelity/Display

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The PSVR 2 visuals have received a massive upgrade due to the HDR OLED display with a max resolution of 4000 X 2040 pixels (2000 X 2040 per eye). This upgrade increases the visual fidelity of the headset to 4K resolution. The only other mainstream VR headset that comes close to such high resolution is the Pico 4. For more information, check out our comparison of the PSVR 2 vs Meta Quest 2 and Pico 4.

The headset also has a 110-degree FoV, foveated rendering, and a max refresh rate of 120Hz. PSVR 2 also has an eye-tracking feature that can be used to interact with in-game options and browse menus. It also helps in foveated rendering, which boosts resolution where the wearer is looking and reduces image quality in peripheral vision.

PSVR 2: Inside-Out Tracking and Passthrough Cameras

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The most significant upgrade for the PSVR 2 is the inside-out tracking that uses the four external cameras. These cameras track the headset along with the controller. However, these cameras will not be able to track the PSVR 2 controllers once out of their 90-degree field of view or behind their head.

Users will have a wide area of movement compared to the previous generation, but they will still need to be tethered to the PS5. The headset also combines features like eye tracking, controller haptic feedback, headset vibration, and 3D audio for better immersion.

The four external cameras also provide a passthrough mode that lets users see their surroundings in black and white. Users can switch between VR and passthrough vision by pressing a button on the bottom right of the PSVR 2.

PSVR 2: Controllers and Headset

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The PSVR 2 controllers are similar to other PC VR controllers. Each controller has a thumbstick, two primary input buttons, a PlayStation, and an options button. The R2 and L2 buttons act as the trigger, whereas the L1 and R1 rest are placed underneath the middle finger and are used for gripping items.

The controllers also feature haptic feedback and adaptive triggers like the PS5 DualSense controllers. These controllers are also equipped with an infrared ring that helps the headset track the controllers, similar to the Quest 2 controllers. However, unlike other VR controllers, they have a built-in rechargeable battery.

The PSVR 2 headset also has an adjustable strap that can freely adjust to the shape of your head. There’s also a button on the facemask that lets users slide the head strap closer and farther from the display. Users can also fit their glasses inside the facemask and adjust the focus of the lenses by using the dial in the top-left corner of the unit.

Unfortunately, the headset doesn’t come with integrated speakers, unlike the Meta Quest 2. Instead, the headset comes with PlayStation Pulse 3D headphones. Unfortunately, using the headset and speaker in combination can be a bit cumbersome.

PSVR 2: Release Date, Price & Pre-Order

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In a PlayStation blog, the company has confirmed that the PSVR 2 will be released worldwide on February 22, 2023. According to the company, the PSVR 2 standard bundle will cost $549.99 / €599.99 / £529.99 / ¥74,980 and include the headset, Sense controllers, and stereo headphones.

The PSVR 2 Call of the Mountain bundle will cost $599.99 / €649.99 / £569.99 / ¥79,980 and will also include a digital code for the VR game. Don’t forget that users must also have a PS5 to use the VR headset. After Sony’s recent price hike, the PS5 retails at $499.99 / £479.99 / ₹49,990 or $399.99 / £389.99 / ₹39,990 for the PS5 Digital Edition.

Anyone in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg can pre-order the PSVR 2 from the PlayStation Direct store. According to Sony, other regions can order the headset through local retailers. Let us know if you are interested in buying the PSVR 2 in the comment section below.

Nalin Rawat

Nalin Rawat

Nalin is a tech writer who covers VR, gaming, awesome new gadgets, and the occasional trending affairs of the tech industry. He has been writing about tech and gaming since he started pursuing Journalism in college. He has also previously worked in print organizations like The Statesman and Business Standard. In his free time, he plays FPS games and explores virtual reality. Reach out to him at @NalinRawat
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