PSVR 2: Rumors, release date, price, specs, and what we want

PSVR 2 Spectator Replacement With friends

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A new PSVR patent also suggests[9] that the next edition of the technology would include haptic feedback similar to that found on the DualSense controller. How exactly this would be used (and how effective it might be) is unknown, but it’s definitely a fascinating prospect.

PSVR 2 Haptic Feedback Patent

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In an interview with Wired[10], Sony’s Lead System Architect, Mark Cerny, confirmed that the current version of PSVR would be completely compatible with PS5. “I won’t go into the details of our VR strategy today, beyond saying that VR is very important to us and that the current PSVR headset is compatible with the new console.”

We can also possibly see a new VR game out of Rockstar according to a LinkedIn post[11] that suggests the company is looking for “Senior Programmers, Engine Programmer, Designer and Animator.” Furthermore, as Resident Evil 7 was fully playable in VR, we can expect Resident Evil 8 to follow its lead.

Sony is also currently looking to hire new team members to work on VR technology, according to a recent job listing[12]. This could be PSVR 2, although it’s currently hard to tell. All we do know is that it’s most certainly related to VR. 

Another patent[13] that went relatively under the radar suggests that Sony is looking into assisting glasses wearers who intend to use PSVR. While it could just be a patent with no intention to be produced, Sony’s patent refers to “prescription glasses with eye gaze tracking and electro optical signaling to a HMD.”

PSVR 2 price 

For insight on PSVR 2’s price, we need to consider that the original headset launched at $399. It’s unlikely that Sony will make it any more expensive, as this was already considered quite a steep price for a headset with a limited library. Even then, PSVR currently retails at $299, although you can find some deals that chop off an extra $40 or $50. 

PSVR 2: Rumors, release date, price, specs and what we want

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Considering the PSVR 2 will likely boast a handful of intuitive design choices and features, it’s unlikely that Sony will price it at $299. Instead, we can probably expect the console to launch at the same price as its predecessor: $399.

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