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PlayStation VR 2 Will Arrive in February for $550

Sony is also releasing a slate of new games for the headset next year.

Sony Playstation VR 2 virtual reality headset
Sony Playstation VR 2 virtual reality headset
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Gamers won't have to wait too much longer for Sony's follow-up to its first virtual reality headset. The PlayStation VR 2 finally has a release date. The gaming device will launch on Feb. 22, 2023, with a starting price of $550 (€600, £530), the company said in a blog post Wednesday. 

The PS VR 2 will arrive more than six years after its predecessor and will include a slew of upgrades and redesigned hardware. Sony first shared details of the next-gen headset in January 2022, noting that the VR 2 will have sensors to detect eye motion and integrated headset cameras for controller tracking. It also comes with 4K HDR, 3D sound and an OLED display with a 110-degree field of view that aims to create a more immersive experience. 

According to a Bloomberg report in October, the company has ordered 2 million units.

On Wednesday, Sony also dropped a list of 11 new games that will be available at launch, increasing its anticipated lineup to at least 20 titles. In addition to Resident Evil Village and Horizon Call of the Mountain, VR 2 players can also dive into The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR, Crossfire: Sierra Squad, The Light Brigade, Cosmonious High, Cities VR -- Enhanced Edition, Pistol Whip VR, Jurassic World Aftermath Collection, Zenith: The Last City, Hello Neighbor: Search and Rescue, After the Fall and Tentacular.

The $550 base price for the PS VR 2 includes the headset, sense controllers and stereo headphones. There is also an option to purchase the hardware as a Horizon Call of the Mountain game bundle for $600. Controller charging stations are sold separately for $50. 

Customers in the US, UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg can visit the PlayStation webstore to register for preorders, which will be open on Nov. 15. To learn more about how the VR 2 looks, feels and operates, check out our hands-on demo of the gaming device