Today during Sony’s press conference at CES in Las Vegas, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan had news to share about the upcoming PlayStation VR2.
We learn that the headset will receive more than thirty games during its launch window and between them, we are receiving grand tourer 7 via a free update that will be available when PlayStation VR2 launches. Ryan promised that users will be able to “experience the game like never before.”
Another highly relevant VR game is coming to Sony’s new headset, beat saber by BeatGames. Ryan called it a “medium-defining VR game” probably appropriately, given the game’s popularity and role in the adoption and popularization of VR.
We hear that the game is currently in development, but no specific information on when it will be released has been revealed. The developer himself commented on social networks but did not add anything beyond what Ryan said on stage. We will have to wait for more information in the future.
We will of course let you know about a possible release window as soon as more information is shared. Speaking of release windows, Ryan’s wording on all thirty games was specifically “release window,” which probably means that not all of them will be available exactly on launch day.
PlayStation VR2 will launch globally on February 22, priced at $549.99 / £529.99 / €599.99, depending on where you live. Among its launch games, Sony will release Mountain Horizon Calla spin-off of Guerrilla Games’ popular action-adventure franchise that was announced exactly one year ago at Sony’s CES 2022 press conference.
The headset comes with OLED screens capable of playing games with a resolution of 2000 x 2040 per eye and a refresh rate of 90Hz or 120Hz.
During the same conference, Sony announced that the PS5 surpassed 30 million units sold worldwide, announced the leonardo project controller focused on accessibility, and showed the first trailer of the grand tourism movie.