PSVR 2 could be released in early 2023 — ‘depending’ on game development
Sony’s highly anticipated PlayStation VR2 has yet to receive an official launch date, but mass production is expected to start in the second half of 2022, leading to a potential release in early 2023.
According For analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, known for reliable Apple product rumors, PSVR 2 makers will enter mass production of the VR headset, with 1.5 million units expected, around the second half of this year. year. With that in mind, Kuo says the next-gen PlayStation headset will launch in the first quarter of 2023 – but that’s dependent on PSVR 2 game development.
(1/5) My latest supply chain check suggests that the assembler and several component suppliers of PS VR2 will begin mass production with approximately 1.5 million units shipped in 2H22. Sony could launch it in 1Q23, depending on the development schedule for PS VR2 game titles. pic.twitter.com/NIqFgg4KjlMay 30, 2022
Sony has confirmed that there will be over 20 first and third-party games available at the launch of PSVR 2. Announced at the 2022 trade briefing (opens in a new tab)PlayStation boss Jim Ryan spoke of a significant investment underway to secure third-party games and first-party exclusives as well.
We know that Horizon Call of the Mountain, a new exclusive game designed from the ground up for the PSVR 2, will be among the launch titles. Best of all, it’s co-developed by Guerrilla and Firesprite. As with all other titles, Sony has yet to give any further details on what’s to come. That said, a new State of Play is set to arrive on June 2 and will feature 30 minutes of announcements. Additionally, we have “an overview of several games in development for PlayStation VR2″.
State of Play returns next week! Tune in live at 3pm PT on June 2 for reveals, announcements and more: https://t.co/3lqi9GL9VZ pic.twitter.com/NLLTAgvgLYMay 27, 2022
Kuo suggests that the launch of PSVR 2 will depend on the development schedule of VR titles, and the state of play can offer a good indication of what phase of development they are in. Who knows, Sony might just reveal a release date.
Sony has shared in-depth spec details for the PSVR 2, with the headset offering 4K HDR, a 110-degree field of view and foveal rendering. The OLED display also offers a resolution of 2000×2040 per eye and frame rates of 90Hz to 120Hz. Plus, everything is connected to the PS5 via a single-corded USB-C setup.
We can’t wait to get our hands on it, but in the meantime, find out what a “future-proof” $1,990 VR headset can do in our Varjo Aero review.