Everything You Need to Know about PlayStation VR2

As we launch our PS VR2 hub here at Seasoned Gaming, we want to ensure you have all the answers you need about the new device. Below you’ll find details about the unit, its features, compatibility, setup, and more. As always, this information comes courtesy of PlayStation directly from the PS Blog.

Headset and Controller Specs


What is PlayStation VR2’s release date and its retail price? 

PlayStation VR2 will be available globally on February 22, 2023 starting at the following prices:

  • $549.99 / €599.99 / £529.99 / ¥74,980 recommended retail price (including tax for GBP, EUR, and JPY). Actual retailer prices may vary.

Availability in each country/region is subject to local import regulations.

What’s included in the PS VR2 box? 

PlayStation VR2 will be available in two options at launch.

PlayStation VR2

  • Includes PS VR2 headset, PS VR2 Sense controller, stereo headphones with additional earpieces, USB cable

PlayStation VR2 Horizon Call of the Mountain Bundle

  • Includes PlayStation Store voucher code for Horizon Call of the Mountain, PS VR2 headset, PS VR2 Sense controller, stereo headphones with additional earpieces, USB cable.

Will PS VR2 work with the PS4 console?

PS VR2 is designed for the PS5 console, and will not work with the PS4 console.

What are the different viewing modes on PS VR2?

There are two viewing modes.

VR Mode: You can enjoy VR game content in a 360 degree view in a virtual environment. Content will be displayed in 4000 x 2040 HDR video format (2000 x 2040 per eye) with 90Hz/120Hz frame rate.

Cinematic Mode: You can view the PS5 system and UI and all non-VR game and media content, such as streaming apps, on a virtual cinema screen. Content in Cinematic Mode will be displayed in 1920×1080 HDR video format with 24/60Hz and also 120Hz frame rate. The audio and image will be only displayed on the VR headset and there is no output on the TV side when you are wearing VR headset and playing in Cinematic mode.

Does PS VR2 support HDR?

Yes, the PS VR2 headset will display supported content in HDR, both VR Mode and Cinematic Mode.

How do I connect the PS VR2 to my PS5?

It’s easy: just use the USB Type-C cable that is included for the PS VR2 headset to directly connect to your PS5 console.

How long is this included USB Type-C cable for the PS VR2 headset?  

The included cable is approximately 4.5m (14.7 ft) long.

What is the minimum play space I need to use PS VR2?

There are three different VR Play Styles depending on the game content. Please check the compatibility notice for each title to ensure you have enough play space.

  • Roomscale (allows more movement)

A minimum play area of 2m × 2m (6 ft 7 in × 6 ft 7 in) in the room is required.

  • Sitting

Requires a minimum play area of 1m × 1m (3 ft 4 in × 3 ft 4 in). Make sure you have enough space to move your arms freely.

  • Standing

Requires a minimum play area of 1m × 1m (3 ft 4 in × 3 ft 4 in). Make sure you have enough space to move your arms freely.

Can I customize this play area? 

The play area for PS VR2 can be customized by using the PS VR2 Sense controller and the cameras that are embedded in the PS VR2 headset. The cameras will allow you to scan the room, while the PS VR2 Sense controller allows you to expand and further customize the play area to fit your play style and room environment.

While playing, if you get close to the boundary you have set up, you will receive a warning that you are closely approaching the play area boundary. You can modify your settings at any time while PS VR2 is connected. Once you set up your play area, the settings will be saved unless you move into a different play area. You can use See-Through View to aid you at any time.

What is See-Through View? 

With PS VR2, you can see your surroundings while wearing the headset with the new See-Through View feature. It comes in handy when you want to easily check where the PS VR2 Sense controller is in your room without taking the headset off.

Thanks to the embedded cameras on PS VR2, you can press the function button on the headset, or use the PlayStation VR2 Quick Settings in the Control Center, to switch between viewing your surroundings, or viewing the content on PS VR2. The Card in the Control Center also gives quick access to other PS VR2 settings, such as adjusting the play area.

The See-Through View is for viewing only, so there’s no recording option.

Does my room have to be dark for PS VR2 to work? 

No, this is not necessary. For the best experience, we recommend playing  PS VR2 in a well-lit room.

When I’m using PS VR2, will other people in the room be able to experience what I’m seeing?

Yes. Similar to PS VR, PS VR2 will also have Social Screen experience that allows others to see what you’re experiencing on the TV screen. Content is displayed in a 2D format. Please note this feature is only available when playing games in VR Mode.

Do I need a separate camera to use PS VR2?

No. With inside-out tracking, PS VR2 tracks you and your controller through integrated cameras embedded into the PS VR2 headset. Your movements and the direction you look at are reflected in-game without the need for an external camera.

Can I use the PS5 HD Camera with PS VR2? 

While there is no need to use an external camera to experience PS VR2 since it has four embedded cameras on the headset, the PS5 HD camera can be used with PS VR2 if you want to film yourself while playing using PS VR2’s broadcast feature.

How do I switch between playing PS VR2 games, and PS5 games on my TV?

You will be able to access the Control Center during your play session to easily switch between PS VR2 and PS5 content.

Will PS VR2 receive system updates? 

System updates for PS VR2 will be available through the PS5 console and players will be required to update to the latest version available.

What tips do you have to clean and maintain PS VR2?

For the PS VR2 headset and PS VR2 Sense controller surfaces, connectors, and ports, wipe clean with a soft dry cloth. Do not use thinners, benzine or alcohol. For lenses, wipe only with a soft, dry cloth made specifically for lens cleaning. Do not use paper towels or tissues that are not intended for lenses.

The lightshield can be removed from the PS VR2 headset and cleaned using water. Wipe the water off with a soft, dry cloth. Before using, air dry the light shield well in a place with good ventilation, before reattaching it back to the PS VR2 headset.

The integrated vents in the headset can be cleaned using a handheld vacuum cleaner to remove any dust buildup.

VR2 Sense Controllers

The new PS VR2 Sense controller enables players to feel and interact with games in a much more visceral way. There are several features, including key features from PS5’s DualSense controller, which match SIE’s vision for what the next-generation of VR games can be.

  • Adaptive Triggers: Each PS VR2 Sense controller (Left and Right) includes an adaptive trigger button that adds palpable tension when pressed, similar to what’s found in the DualSense wireless controller. For instance, when playing Horizon Call of the Mountain, you’ll feel the tension when drawing your bow.
  • Haptic Feedback: Optimized for its form factor, the PS VR2 Sense controller’s haptic feedback makes every sensation in the game world more impactful, textured, and nuanced. When you’re traversing through rocky desert or trading blows in melee combat, you’ll feel the difference, magnifying the extraordinary visual and audio experience that’s so central to VR.
  • Finger Touch Detection: The PS VR2 Sense controller can detect the approximate location of your fingers, enabling you to make more natural gestures with your hands during gameplay.
  • Tracking: The PS VR2 Sense controller is tracked by the PS VR2 headset through a tracking ring across the bottom of the controller.
  • Action Buttons / Analog Sticks: The Left controller contains one analog stick, the Triangle and Square buttons, a “grip” button (L1), trigger button (L2) and Create button. The Right controller contains one analog stick, the Cross and Circle buttons, a “grip” button (R1), trigger button (R2) and Options button. The “grip” button can be used to pick up in-game objects, as one example.

Can I use the PS Move controller with PS VR2? Or the PS VR Aim controller?

No, only the included PS VR2 Sense controller and the DualSense controller or DualSense Edge controller for PS5 are compatible with PS VR2. There will be a compatibility notice for each title, so players can check which controllers are compatible with a specific game.

How do I turn the PS VR2 Sense controller on and off?

You can turn on the PS VR2 Sense controller by pressing the PS button on the controller. To turn it off, go to Control Center > [Accessories] > [PS VR2 Sense Controller].

How do I sync the PS VR2 Sense controller  with my PS5 or PS VR2 headset? 

You can pair your PS VR2 Sense controller using the included USB cable.

  • Connect Right PS VR2 Sense controller to the PS5 via the included USB cable
  • Press PS Button on the Right PS VR2 Sense controller
  • Repeat the same steps for the Left PS VR2 Sense controller

How will I know how much charge I have on each PS VR2 Sense controller? 

When you turn on the PS VR2 Sense controller, you can check the battery’s power level on the screen, similar to how the battery indicator is displayed for the DualSense wireless controller.

How do I recharge The PS VR2 Sense controller? 

The PS VR2 Sense controller can be charged using the USB cable that’s included with the PS VR2 headset.

You can also use the PS VR2 Sense controller charging station, which is sold separately.

With the PS VR2 Sense Controller charging station, you can charge the PS VR2 Sense controller through a simple click-in design, without having to connect to a PS5 console – freeing up the console’s USB ports.

Can I use the PS VR2 Sense controller without the PS VR2 headset?

Yes, the PS VR2 Sense controller will work with the PS5 console without the use of a PS VR2 headset. PS VR2 Sense controller can be used in the PS5 user interface and Media application. You cannot use the PS VR2 Sense controller for non-PS VR2 supported games.

Are there accessibility options so I can use a single PS VR2 Sense controller, or customize the controls to use only one controller? 

Both of the Left and Right PS VR2 Sense controllers need to be powered on. While button remapping is supported, and whether both the Left and Right PS VR2 Sense controllers are required will vary from game to game, both controllers are recommended for most gameplay.

Will the PS VR2 Sense controller be sold separately?

PS VR2 Sense controller is not sold separately at this time.


How many games are in development for PS VR 2?

There are currently more than 100 titles in development for PS VR2.

How will I know which games are PS VR2 compatible? 

There will be prominent branding elements that will indicate whether PS VR2 will be supported for a specific title.

Can I play PS VR games on PS VR2? 

PS VR2 is designed to deliver a truly next-generation VR experience, with advanced features such as haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, inside-out tracking, eye tracking and more. Due to this new approach to playing games in PS VR2, PS VR games are not compatible with PS VR2.

Will PS VR games receive PS VR2 updates/upgrades, and if so is there a cost? 

Some games may be available for cross buy or upgrades on a title-by-title basis. The offering and any associated costs are based on the developer’s preference.

Will there be cross-gen PS VR games that work both on PS VR and PS VR2? 

Some VR games will be available as a cross-gen product. The PS4 version of the game will be available for PS VR, and PS5 version of the game will be available for PS VR2.

Will PS VR2 games feature Activity Cards? 

Yes, similar to games on the PS5 console, Activity Cards can be supported for PS VR2 games depending on the title.

Will PS VR2 games be digital only or will there be physical disc releases?

PS VR2 games will be available in a digital format. Physical disc releases for select titles will also be available.

Can I play PS VR2 games without the headset? 

PS VR2 games are designed for PS VR2 and will require a headset. It will be noted for the title that PS VR2 is required. There are also titles for the PS5 console that may include a VR mode within the console version of the game, and will be noted that it is PS VR2 compatible. To experience VR mode, a headset is required.

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