The PlayStation VR2, Sony’s newest headset that lets players experience virtual reality gaming, is yet to launch this February 22nd. However, an event in Japan early next month will let players try games like “Gran Turismo 7” on the PlayStation VR2. Here’s the scoop.
Try the PlayStation VR2
The PlayStation Blog Japan has officially announced that games like “Gran Turismo 7,” “Horizon Call of the Mountain,” and “Resident Evil Village” will be available for trial on the PlayStation VR2, but this is only in Japan.
The by-application event titled “TRY! PS VR2” will be held “somewhere in Tokyo” on the weekend of February 18th to 19th, shortly before the launch of PlayStation VR2 on February 22nd.
Each of these two days has six sessions that gamers can participate in. Each of these sessions will last 90 minutes. During this time, event attendees can play all three game titles.
For those interested in participating, they will need to apply for a spot in the event. The blog said that applications started on January 19th and will end on February 2nd. However, participation is free.
Prospective players will then be able to choose their preferred slots on either day, though the blog did not specify if that will allow them to secure a slot if the application is successful.
Also, those who join the event will receive a PlayStation-branded pouch bag. Meanwhile, those who post on social media about their experience or take part in a special video on-site will get a PlayStation-branded shirt.
This will be the first chance for the general public to play those three games with PSVR2, and no similar events like this have been held yet in Sony’s core markets in North America and Europe.
“Gran Turismo 7” is also one of the seven launch games for the PlayStation VR2. The others being “Horizon: Call of the Mountain,” “Moss and Moss: Book II,” “Firewall Ultra,” “Zenith: The Last City,” “Resident Evil Village,” and “Tentacular.”
The PSVR2 headset promises a giant leap forward over the original PSVR. Not only will this upcoming headset take advantage of the more powerful hardware of PlayStation 5, but it will also have a significantly higher resolution display for each eye.
Also confirmed are faster refresh rates, improved tracking and input, and a wider field of view.
Here are more details about some of its features. Rumors about PSVR2’s specs previously indicated that the headset will feature an OLED display that boasts a total resolution of 4000 x 2040 pixels per eye, just slightly more than the Oculus Quest 2. Also rumored were a 110-degree field of view and foveated rendering (this is a technique that utilizes gaze tracking to render only certain parts of the image), and sensory features in the headset itself, like eye tracking.