Next-gen virtual reality from Sony is slow to arrive, but the first public tests will take place in just a few weeks.
The first PlayStation VR of the no was a real success thanks to its affordable price and its ease of use. Acting as a very good introduction to the world of virtual reality for many players, the manufacturer now intends to move up a gear. With PlayStation VR2, it’s an experience worthy of the best PC headsets which is about to be offered to console players.
Breathtaking resolution of 2000 x 2040 pixels per eye, eye tracking and state-of-the-art joysticks, everything is there to make this new helmet a real benchmark. Unfortunately, Sony has just announced that the helmet will not arrive before the beginning of 2023. Small delay therefore for the device which will continue to be refined behind the scenes. However, Sony intends to break in its new toy with players, starting next month! Anyone can try it, provided they are in the right place at the right time…
Lady Dimitrescu more real than life
These are tests for the VR version of Resident Evil Village which will serve as a training ground for the PlayStation VR2. The game will be presented on the occasion of the Tokyo Game Show from September 15 to 18 and will mark the first public appearance of Sony’s device. If you live in the area or pass through the Japanese capital on these dates, you could well be one of the lucky ones to come and test this future jewel of technology.
To access the presentation, it will be necessary to show an identity document in order to justify the minimum age required to try out the demo. Indeed, walking (almost) for real the corridors of Lady Dimitrescu’s castle at the risk of being ripped to shreds by her giant claws cannot be granted to the youngest players. Now that the helmet is starting to show, we have to cross our fingers and hope for an appearance at French events. We think in particular of Paris Games Week which will take place from November 2 to 6, 2022. The price of the famous helmet is not yet known, but it could well cost more than expected while Sony has just increased the price of the PS5 to face inflation.