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HYPERLINKED: PlayStation VR2 Launch Details, Twitter’s Downfall And A GOTY Candidate Has Arrived

The future of VR has arrived.

Welcome to HYPERLINKED, where we run you through the biggest stories of the week in the tech space.

PLAYSTATION VR2’S RELEASE DATE & PRICE HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED

PlayStation has announced that PlayStation VR2 will release on February 22nd, 2023 with pre-orders starting on November 15th.

There will be two ways to buy PlayStation VR2 at launch including a standalone PlayStation VR2 for $879.95 AUD which includes the headset, PlayStation VR2 Sense Controllers + Stereo Headphones.

PlayStation VR2

There will also be a Call of the Mountain Bundle for $959.95 and will include Horizon: Call of the Mountain, the PlayStation VR2 Sense Controllers + Stereo headphones.

PlayStation has also confirmed it will release a PlayStation VR2 Sense Controller Charging Station for $79.95 AUD.

As a reminder, PlayStation VR2 will have 4K/HDR visuals through the OLED lenses, with new sensory technology including vibration motors built into the headset, as well as eye tracking and inside out headset based controller tracking without the need for an external camera. The headset will connect to your PS5 using a single USB-C cord, so no more clunky breakout box.

MORE PLAYSTATION VR2 GAMES HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED

In addition to the already announced games including Horizon Call of the Mountain, No Man’s Sky, The Walking Dead: Saints And Sinners 2 Retribution, Resident Evil Village and others, PlayStation has revealed 11 fresh PlayStation VR2 games:

  • The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR
  • Jurassic World Aftermath Collection
  • Crossfire: Sierra Squad
  • The Light Brigade
  • Cities VR: Enhanced Edition
  • Cosmonious High
  • Hello Neighbour: Search and Rescue
  • Pistol Whip VR
  • Zenith: The Last City
  • After The Fall
  • Tentacular

TWITTER’S DOWNFALL HAS BEGUN

Telstra owner Elon Musk has officially taken over Twitter, and has already begun cleaning house in less than ideal fashion.

By far his most controversial change that he’s already put in place is a new verification system launching next week, in which anyone can apply for verification for $8 USD a month (was $20 USD before outrage got it changed).

Obviously, this is a quick revenue raiser for the platform, but it opens up all kinds of concerns about people being able to take advantage of a blue tick, which was previously used for people of note that could easily be impersonated.

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Those that are already verified will allegedly have 90 days to sign up to Twitter Blue before losing their blue tick, but what Twitter goes on to become will definitely unfold before our eyes over the coming days, weeks and months.

GAMES RELEASING NEXT WEEK

Next week is arguably one of the biggest weeks of the year for games with God Of War Ragnarok finally dropping. It’s currently sitting at 94 on Metacritic which makes it an instant GOTY contender.

I’ve played it and can confirm that it is an epic follow up to the 2018 title that expands on the original in new and exciting ways. It’s one that I won’t talk too much about as it’s best played with a fresh set of eyes, but one of the things I loved most is the display options which are plentiful. I really loved being able to play at 4K/40 FPS unlocked which felt like a smooth experience without compromising on visual fidelity.

  • Football Manager 2023 – PS5/Switch/XB1/XSX/PC – November 8th
  • Sonic Frontiers – PS5/PS4/Switch/XSX/XB1 – November 8th
  • God Of War Ragnarok – PS5/PS4 – November 9th
  • Tactics Ogre Reborn – Switch/PS4/PS5/PC – November 10th
  • Valkyre Elysium – PC – November 11th