As of Tuesday morning, the long-awaited PSVR 2 has a release window. The anticipated VR headset, an updated version of Sony’s current model, will release in early 2023, the company announced on Twitter.
Announced in 2021, PSVR 2 is designed to work with the Playstation 5. It will improve on its six-year-old predecessor in several ways, including higher resolution and better tracking. It will also require only one wire to connect to the console, an announcement that people on Twitter seem pretty excited about. The release announcement itself was sparse, including only an image of the headset floating in space and the words “Coming early 2023.”
Another advantage that PSVR 2 enjoys is its lineup, which is projected to include at least 20 games at launch. At a State of Play event in June, the company announced several new titles for the headset including Horizon: Call of the Mountain, a spinoff of Horizon: Zero Dawn.
While there is no confirmed price point, the original PSVR retailed at $499 before dropping to around $350. VR technology has become markedly less expensive in the last half decade, although recent supply-chain issues have contributed to recent price hikes for the Oculus Rift and the Meta Quest 2, two competitors to the PSVR. As many people are finally getting their hands on PS5s after similar supply-chain problems, the headset seems to be coming at a perfect time for the console’s new adopters to try it out.