Virtual Reality gaming is continuing to evolve and PlayStation owners can now get their hands on Sony’s new PSVR 2. It remains to be seen whether PlayStation VR 2 will be impacted by the same supply issues that once plagued the PS5, but if you are keen to invest (a lot of money) let’s run down some of the details you need to know about.
Where can you buy a PSVR 2 in Australia?
The PSVR 2 is available in Australia as of February 22.
Here are links to retailers who have stock of the PSVR 2 at the time of writing:
What is PlayStation VR 2?
The PlayStation VR 2 is a virtual reality headset for gaming, and it’s shifted slightly from the previous generation.
The controllers have been rebuilt with a rounded design and adaptive triggers. The internal screens are HDR OLEDs, capable of 4K with a 90-120 Hz refresh rate. The system uses foveated rendering to track eye movement and implements haptic feedback into the headset.
Hands-on previews of the new headset are positive, with reviewers praising the visual fidelity of the new VR system.
Like the initial PlayStation VR headset, you’ll still need a Sony console to play games on. PSVR 2 is compatible with the PS5 so you’ll need both a next-gen headset and a console to get going.
What games are available?
Some of the flagship games coming to the PSVR 2 include new VR entries in hit franchises like Horizon Call of the Mountain and Resident Evil Village.
To see the entire list of games available on PSVR 2 at launch, check out the PlayStation blog.
Alongside those, PlayStation has announced additional titles are in development for the new system, including:
- Samurai Slaughter House
- No Man’s Sky
- The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Chapter 2
- Resident Evil 4
- Firewall Ultra
- Among Us VR
- Ghostbusters VR
- Requistion VR
- After Life
- Do Not Open
- Exorcist Legion: Sin
- Ghosts of Tabor
- Green Hell
- Hellsplit Arena
- The Invincible
- Kayak: Mirage
- Medieval Dynasty
- NFL Pro Era
- Project Louisiana: The Bounds
- Propagation: Paradise Hotel
- Rec Room
- Soul of Kaeru
- Super Kit: To the Top
- The Twilight Zone
- Ultrawings 2
- VR Skater
- Wandering in Space
Sony has said that last-gen PSVR games will not be compatible with the PSVR 2. However, you can connect a PSVR 1 headset to a PS5 console with an adaptor.
How much does PSVR 2 cost in Australia?
Now, let’s get to the tricky part: the price.
The PSVR 2 will cost an eye-watering $879.95 in Australia. A bundle pack including Horizon Call of the Mountain will shiv your wallet even more for $959.95.
Yep, almost a grand for a VR headset. And that’s before adding on the cost of a PS5 (if you don’t already have one) which is $799.95 for the disc edition.
Time to start saving those pennies.