We now have a PSVR 2 release date. PlayStation's next VR unit launches on February 22nd, and it's got an eye-watering price to match, retailing at a staggering $549.99. That's also without buying the separate controller charging station or any games.
Back in August, Sony revealed that its new VR headset would launch sometime in early 2023, but now we've got an exact date for it. Over on the PlayStation Blog, Sony also details recommended retail pricing for PSVR2's accessories, as well as a bundle that also contains Horizon: Call of the Mountain (which you're probably going to want to buy, since the base version doesn't come with any games).
Here's how it all breaks down. PSVR2 retails for $549.99, which you'll need to pay on top of the console itself, since it doesn't work as a standalone unit. That gets you the PSVR2 headset itself, a set of controllers, and stereo headphones. The bundle containing Horizon: Call of the Mountain will set you back an extra $50.
The controller charging station, which doesn't come with either bundle, will cost you $50. That means if you don't have any Sony gear right now, you're paying $500 for the console itself and at least $550 for PSVR2, and that's before you've bought any games. I can't imagine this being a particularly easy sell in the current economic climate, honestly.
Eleven new PSVR2 games have also just been announced
As well as the release date for the headset, PlayStation has also announced eleven games for PSVR2. New installments in franchises like Hello Neighbor, The Dark Pictures, and Crossfire were announced, as well as full reveals for already-announced games like Tentacular. Here's everything Sony announced for PSVR2 today.
- The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR
- Crossfire: Sierra Squad
- The Light Brigade
- Cities VR: Enhanced Edition
- Cosmonious High
- Hello Neighbor: Search and Rescue
- Jurassic World Aftermath Collection (contains Parts 1 and 2)
- Pistol Whip VR
- Zenith: The Last City
- After The Fall
If you do want to pre-order PSVR2 because you've got money to burn, then you can do so starting from November 15th, but only if you're in a select handful of territories including the US, the UK, and parts of Europe. You can head to the PlayStation Direct website to get started on that if you're interested.
It's worth saying that PSVR2 will, according to Sony, boast around 20 games at launch, so it's not like you'll have nothing to play. Just bear in mind that you won't be able to play any of your OG PSVR games on it, because the new headset won't support backwards compatibility.