Sony’s PSVR2 headset will be playable for the first time on the TGS 2022 show floor, it’s been confirmed. Attendees can sample the next-gen device through a Resident Evil Village demo, with the Japanese showcase taking place from 15th to 18th September 2022. This will be the very first time PSVR2 has been playable publicly.
The demo will deliver “ultimate immersion” in a demo based around Castle Dimitrescu from Resident Evil Village. For their troubles, players will be handed a clear file set based on the game and upcoming remake Resident Evil 4. “This will be the first opportunity for PlayStation users to experience PlayStation VR2,” Sony adds in a tweet. “Please visit the Tokyo Game Show 2022 CAPCOM booth!”
It’ll be interesting to see whether any other PSVR2 tiles are confirmed for the event — perhaps Sony will bring Horizon Call of the Mountain? — but Capcom has also shared more details on the Street Fighter 6 demo it’s taking to the show floor. Single player and head-to-head matches will allow you to pick Ryu, Chun-Li, Jamie, Luke, Guile, Kimberly, or Juri as your fighter of choice.
Sony has confirmed PSVR2 will launch in early 2023but going from what we know so far to the public being able to actually get some hands on time with the headset feels like a fairly big leap. Today’s announcement could suggest Sony has a PlayStation Showcase up its sleeve containing more news, but that’s purely speculation for now.
Regardless, who’s joining us for a day trip to Japan to test this thing out? Let’s arrange flights in the comments below.