Sony has finally uncovered the mystery of when and how much their PlayStation VR2 will cost.
Information, this virtual reality (VR) headset specifically for the PS5 console will be launched on February 22, 2023.
Citing information on the PlayStation blog, Thursday (11/3/2022), Sony has set the PS VR2 price at USD 549.99. Sense controller and stereo headphones in the box.
However, Sony sells the charger for the PS VR2 controller separately for USD 49.99.
The pre-order session for the PS VR2 headset will start on November 15, 2022.
Unfortunately, Sony’s new PS VR2 pre-order is still limited to several PlayStation online stores, such as in the US, UK, France, and Germany.
In addition to selling the standard edition, the Japanese company is also selling the Horizon Call of the Mountain PS VR2 headset.
Information, PlayStation VR2 already carries a 4K resolution and operates with a refresh rate of 90 or 120Hz, and a 110-degree viewing angle.
Sony had mentioned, PS VR2 has the ability to render certain parts of the image to make it look sharper than others so that the device can process it more lightly.
The company also says that the PlayStation VR2 can be connected to the PS5 console using a USB C cable.
In addition, Sony has also announced a lineup of 20 major game titles that will be available when the new VR headset launches.
Some of them are games set in the Horizon and Walking Dead universes, as well as VR versions of No Man’s Sky and Resident Evil Village.
Unlike the first PlayStation VR series, this PS VR2 does not require a camera connected to the console to be able to read movements.
Instead, this VR headset will use the sensors installed in Quest 2, where the camera on the headset will be responsible for reading movement.
With this technology, gamers can see their surroundings while wearing the PS VR2 headset. Sony also says users can also broadcast themselves while playing VR games.
It’s just that, to do this you have to use a PlayStation HD camera in addition.
Furthermore, Sony plans to launch a loyalty program for PS4 and PS5 game console owners later this year, namely PlayStation Stars.
What is PlayStation Stars? This is a loyalty program where loyal PlayStation (PS) players get a number of points to be exchanged at the PlayStation Store.
The company said that players can join the PlayStation Stars loyalty program for free, as quoted from the PlayStation blog, Saturday (16/7/2022).
Sony explained, a number of points will be awarded to gamers by entering the game on a monthly basis, or completing certain challenges and trophy-based.
One example is, the challenge is to be the first player to get a platinum trophy in a game title in the city where the player lives.
“PlayStation Star members can redeem loyalty points earned in the form of cash in their PSN wallet, or various products on the PlayStation Store,” said Sony Interactive Entertainment VP, Grace Chen.
Not only that, players can also exchange their points to get a number of digital collectibles, such as iconic and favorite character figures to other interesting items.
In an interview with The Washington Post, Chen said that the claimed digital collection uses points from PlayStation Stars instead of NFT.
PlayStation Stars does not use blockchain, and digital collectibles cannot be traded or sold.
The company said it would launch the PlayStation Stars program in stages in several regions.
Information, Microsoft and Nintendo also have a loyalty program similar to the one Sony will announce.
On Xbox, players can earn Microsoft Rewards points by purchasing and playing games, as well as being part of an Xbox Game Pass member.
Nintendo also offers a similar program called My Nintendo, which rewards gamers who buy games, play Nintendo mobile games, or other company services.