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Sony confirms launch window for PlayStation VR 2 headset

PlayStation VR 2 will launch in early 2023 across multiple markets. (Image source: Sony)
PlayStation VR 2 will launch in early 2023 across multiple markets. (Image source: Sony)
Sony has now officially confirmed that PlayStation VR 2 will arrive in as little as a few months. Expected to launch with over 20 games, the next-generation VR headset will represent a technological uplift from the existing PlayStation VR and will face competition from the Meta Quest 2, plus the upcoming Meta Quest Pro.

Sony has finally confirmed when its next-generation headset will land. Already confirmed as the PlayStation VR 2, the announcement alone arrives nearly two years after Sony released the PlayStation 5. Currently, the PlayStation 5 only offers backwards compatibility with most PlayStation VR titles too; Sony is waiting to start selling the PlayStation VR 2 before it launches next-generation VR games.

For context, the PlayStation VR debuted in October 2016. According to Sony, its successor will receive a full release in early 2023. While Sony has not provided an exact date yet, early 2023 implies that the PlayStation VR 2 will arrive sometime during the first half of next year. Potentially though, the PlayStation VR 2 could be approximately six months away, assuming a Q1 2023 introduction. Based on rumours, the launch of the PlayStation VR 2 could be after Meta announces the Quest Pro, codenamed Project Cambria.

Unfortunately, Sony has not commented on PlayStation VR 2 pricing, either. Still, Sony has already confirmed that the VR headset will contain displays outputting at 2,000 x 2,040 pixels per eye, roughly 4x the volume of pixels that the current PlayStation VR offers. Also, the PlayStation VR 2 will operate at up 120 Hz, mirroring the Meta Quest 2. Also, the PlayStation VR 2 will have a 110-degree field of vision (FoV), up from the 90 degrees that the PlayStation VR delivers. You can read more about the PlayStation VR 2 in our corresponding article about its specifications, which Sony revealed last month.

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Alex Alderson, 2022-08-23 (Update: 2022-09- 1)