Visitors to the Tokyo Game Show can try Sony’s Playstation VR 2. Sony may very well introduce the headphones to the public beforehand.
Capcom announces a playable virtual reality demo of Resident Evil Village. Sony confirmed in June that a VR port of the horror game is in development for Playstation VR 2.
The predecessor Resident Evil 7 was also released with VR support shortly after the launch of Playstation VR and remains one of the best gaming experiences for Sony’s VR headset. More than a million virtual reality gamers tried the virtual reality mode. Sony probably hopes to achieve similar or even greater success with Resident Evil Village.
The new VR port goes one step further and offers full support for manual controls. Thus, he will be able to raise his arms protectively and hold and fire weapons in his hands. Resident Evil 7 was only playable with Dualshock 4.
Playstation VR 2: first experience reports soon
The Tokyo Game Show will take place from September 15 to 18, 2022. Capcom writes that you will be able to experience a part of Dimitrescu Castle. Visitors must prove they are 18 years of age or older with official identification.
This could be the first event where the public can try Playstation VR 2. So far, Sony has only shown rendered images. Consequently, the first reports from the field could appear as late as mid-September.
The press has also not been allowed to report on the new gaming experience. The VR headset may be on display before the Tokyo Game Show. Sony is planning a Playstation Showcase on September 8, according to rumors.
Unresolved issues: price and launch title
The company recently announced that Playstation VR 2 will be released in early 2023. The design of the headset, its specifications and its novelties are more or less known. Now the question is how the hardware will work feel in practice. And how much will it cost.
Factoring in inflation and supply chain issues, high-end (currently unique) features like HDR and eye-tracking, and high-quality VR controllers, the device could be more expensive than the original, whose Introductory price was $399 from Sony.
Another point that is still open is the game lineup. So far, only five VR games have been confirmed. It is said that there are more than 20 titles in development. Sony still has a game or two to announce.