The PlayStation VR2 headset is now available in South Africa. The new virtual reality headset is the successor to Sony’s original PS VR device which launched back in October 2016. While the new PS VR2 device did a slight delay in South Africa, the headset is now available at retailers. Orders for the headset should be shipping out today and gamers can pick up the product at participating stores.
The PS VR2 is launching in two versions. The base model includes the headset and the PS VR2 Sense Controllers. This standalone bundle costs R13,499. However, gamers can also pick up the Horizon Call of The Mountain bundle which includes the headset, the PS VR2 Sense Controllers and a digital code to download Horizon Call of the Mountain. This bundle costs R14,449. You can find both models available for order here.
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The PlayStation VR2 headset has a promising future for Sony with over forty VR games headed to the platform in the coming months. You’ll be able to play the likes of The Dark Anthology: Switchback VR, The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinner 2, A Fisherman’s Tale and others in the weeks ahead. Sony also announced five new PS VR2 games during its State of Play stream last week.
New Sensory Features with PlayStation VR2 Sense Technology: The combination of PlayStation VR2 Sense controller, PlayStation VR2 headset feedback, 3D Audio, and eye tracking brings emotion and immersion to life.
- PlayStation VR2 Sense controller with haptic feedback and adaptive triggers that enable players to feel and interact with games in a much more visceral way – whether it’s adding tension to the pull of a bowstring or vibration effects during an epic boss battle. With finger touch detection, the PS VR2 Sense controller can also detect the approximate location of your fingers, enabling you to make more natural gestures with your hands during gameplay.
- Headset feedback is a new sensory feature that amplifies the sensations of in-game actions from the player. It’s created by a single built-in motor with vibrations that add an intelligent tactile element, bringing players closer to the gameplay experience. For example, gamers can feel a character’s elevated pulse during tense moments, the rush of objects passing close to the character’s head, or the thrust of a vehicle as the character speeds forward.
- 3D Audio leverages PS5’s Tempest 3D AudioTech to make sounds in the PS VR2 player’s surroundings come alive, adding to this new level of immersion.
- Eye Tracking detects the motion of the player’s eyes, so a simple look in a specific direction can create additional input for the game character. This allows players to interact more intuitively in new and lifelike ways.