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The PlayStation VR2 Is Out This Week And Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Are your VR-eady?

The PlayStation VR2, Sony’s next-generation VR headset, is finally upon us.

If you’ve read our glowing, comprehensive review of the PS VR2 headset, you’ll know that it’s a fantastic bit of gear that serves as a shot in the arm to the PlayStation’s VR platform with cutting-edge PS5-powered visuals and increased immersion thanks to innovative features like haptic feedback and eye tracking.

With the VR2 launching this week, we’ve put together a quick guide to the essentials of getting your hands on one as well as making sure you’ve got everything you need to have the best experience.

WHEN AND WHERE TO BUY THE PLAYSTATION VR2 IN AUSTRALIA?

The PlayStation VR2 launches on February 22nd and is available at a number of Aussie retailers and looks to still have decent availability in both SKUs as well as the optional (but incredibly handy) dual charger. Amazon is technically the cheapest at a couple of dollars less than the RRP and with free shipping available.

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IS IT ANY GOOD?

The short answer? Absolutely. The long answers comes in the form of our massive review, which you can read here.

In it we said, “The PlayStation VR2 is an astonishingly impressive bit of gear, combining exciting and innovative features with supreme comfort and usability and leveraging the power of the PlayStation 5 to provide an all-around fantastic VR experience. It’s a breeze to wear and use, the controllers are a home run, and games can look downright astonishing. Titles like Horizon Call of the Mountain prove there’s a ton of potential here, and there are plenty of other great experiences in the launch library, but whether or not you drop close to a grand on a PS VR2 right now is going to depend on how much faith you have in that potential in the long term.”

WHAT DOES THE PLAYSTATION VR2 COME WITH AND IS IT HARD TO SET UP?

In the box for the standard PlayStation VR2 kit you’ll get the PS VR2 headset itself, two Sense controllers, the included in-ear headphones and a single USB-C charging cable. Or alternatively, if you opt for the Horizon Call of the Mountain bundle you’ll get all of the same plus a download voucher for the game.

If you want to know more about the unboxing experience, you can read all about that here. It’s as straightforward an unboxing and set up as they come, with just one cable straight from the headset to the PS5 console and then a guided calibration within the VR realm itself.

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WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO USE THE PLAYSTATION VR2?

The most important thing you’ll need is a PlayStation 5 console! Without that, you’ve got nothing to plug the PS VR2 into or to run any of the games. I’m going to assume you knew that, but it pays to make sure.

The next thing you’ve got to make sure you have is space. While the PlayStation VR2 can be comfortably used in a seated position for most games, a lot of experiences will benefit from you having the space to move around, and some (like What The Bat) will even refuse to boot unless you’ve the 2m x 2m area required for a “roomscale” experience. Don’t worry, the user interface will run you through setting up your play space when you first use it and will determine for you what configurations are available.

Following that, everything else you need is already in the box! The only downside is it’s a single charging cable with two controllers to charge, so we reckon the separate, $80 Sense Controller Dual Charger is almost an essential purchase.

The PlayStation VR2 Sense Controller Charging Station Is An Almost Essential Purchase

WHICH GAMES ARE AVAILABLE AT LAUNCH?

There are nearly 40 titles headed to the PlayStation VR2 at launch or shortly after, including the flagship title Horizon Call of the Mountain (our review of that is here), plus free PS VR2-exclusive updates to Gran Turismo 7 and Resident Evil Village. The rest of the launch line-up includes quite a few top-tier VR games that have been immensely popular on other VR hardware and come to the PS VR2 with a number of new features like support for the headset’s haptic feedback and eye tracking. Here’s what we know is coming on day one or within the release window:

  • After the Fall
  • Altair Breaker
  • Before Your Eyes (launch window)
  • Cities VR
  • Cosmonious High
  • Creed: Rise to Glory – Championship Edition (launch window)
  • Demeo (Resolution Games)
  • Drums Rock
  • Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate
  • Fantavision 202X
  • Garden of the Sea
  • Gran Turismo 7
  • Horizon Call of the Mountain
  • Job Simulator
  • Jurassic World Aftermath
  • Kayak VR: Mirage
  • Kizuna AI – Touch the Beat!
  • The Last Clockwinder
  • The Light Brigade
  • Moss 1 & 2 Remaster
  • NFL Pro Era
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Pavlov VR
  • Pistol Whip
  • Puzzling Places
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Rez Infinite
  • Song in the Smoke
  • Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge – Enhanced Edition
  • Synth Riders
  • The Tale of Onogoro
  • Tentacular
  • Tetris Effect: Connected
  • Thumper
  • Townsmen VR
  • Vacation Simulator
  • What the Bat
  • Zenith: The Last City

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WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE?

If you’ve looked through all of the above and still have more questions, you’re in luck. PlayStation recently published a giant FAQ on absolutely everything PlayStation VR2 from specs to features and more. You can read all about that here.