PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 27:  A woman plays a video game with a virtual reality head-mounted headset "PlayStation VR" developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment during the "Paris Games Week" on October 27, 2016 in Paris, France. "Paris Games Week is an international trade fair for video games to be held from October 27 to October 31, 2016.  (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)
Gaming - News
What The Critics Are Saying About PSVR 2: Is It Worth The Upgrade?
Critics have gotten their hands on a few review kits for Sony’s latest VR system, and the reviews have been quite promising thus far. The new advancements have reviewers calling the PSVR 2 a huge leap from the previous model, with CNET’s Scott Stein remarking, “[T]he PSVR 2 shows glimpses of how good the future could be.”
The VR system’s headset impressed critics with its roomier fit and OLED HDR display, but they think that the pack-in headphones’ sound quality leaves some things to be desired. Critics seem to be most impressed with the headset’s eye-tracking capabilities, which are used to great effect in a number of the titles being released for the new system, like “Horizon Call of the Mountain.”
One of the recurring frustrations critics have with the PSVR 2’s design is the 14.5-inch cord that protrudes from the headset itself. Critics found themselves constantly entangled in the wire, with Ars Technica’s Kyle Orland stating, “That was just enough of an annoyance to temporarily take me out of the VR experience.”
At the end of the day, critics are very happy with the new PlayStation VR 2, but there are still a few reservations, even when putting the cumbersome cable issue aside. There’s the lingering problem that the headset will set players back $549, and when you add a paltry lineup of launch titles to the equation, it becomes more difficult to justify the purchase price.