In January of this year, Sony Interactive Entertainment officially announced that PlayStation’s next-generation virtual reality headset would be called PlayStation VR2. In this context, Guerrilla Games and Firesprite also announced the new title-specific VR game Horizon Call of the Mountain. However, no date was given.
Now Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants, suggests via Twitter that Sony will experience delays and that the PlayStation VR2 won’t be released until 2023. Young predicts that in 2023, Sony will experience a big jump in virtual headset sales.
Despite the delays, Young says more than 15 million VR headsets will be sold this year, a 50 percent increase over 2021.
Young, on the other hand, claims that the PlayStation VR2 will use an AMOLED panel.
VR display shipments to rise >50% to >15M in 2022 despite delays to 2023 at Apple and Sony. Big jump forecasted in 2023.https://t.co/4m1FfgkeoM
— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) April 11, 2022
The design of the PS VR2 headset is inspired by the appearance of the PS5 family. When the design team created the PS5 console, they also had the next generation of VR headsets in mind. Therefore, some similarities are noticeable in terms of appearance and feeling.
New features added to the PS VR2 headset will make it more comfortable for gamers. Players will be able to match lens distance to optimize their viewing angles. In addition, the title will appear in a lighter way.
When PS VR2 is released, we’ll be able to experience games with 4K HDR and state-of-the-art graphics. The PS VR2 system will come with a simple single cable setup so you can connect to your games immediately.