sony already presented the final design of the PlayStation VR2, in addition to its technical specifications. However, those in Japan have yet to reveal any information about its price or release date. The above is likely due to the fact that the panorama of uncertainty in the production line did not allow them to carry out a safe launch. In fact, although various reports place its launch sometime this year, we may have to wait until 2023.
Ross Young, CEO and analyst at Display Supply Chain Consultants, said AMOLED panel production will increase significantly (up to 15 million units) thanks to PlayStation VR2 (via VGC). The problem, however, is that these screens will start being manufactured later in 2022 to be ready the following year. So, Sony’s new virtual reality glasses would arrive in 2023.
Although Sony has not commented on this information, the industry was planning a late 2022 launch. Why? The company often takes advantage of high sales during the holiday season to promote its new products, as recently happened with the PlayStation 5. However, tech companies continue to struggle with the shortage of componentsand often their plans are ruined by this situation.
Beyond the production delay, Young says the PlayStation VR2 display will have a 800 dpi density (pixels per inch), a figure never seen before for a mass-produced AMOLED panel. It is therefore clear that Sony has given priority to the quality of the screen. Let’s remember that there will be a resolution 4K (2000 x 2040 pixels for each eye), a refresh rate between 90 and 120 Hz and a field of view of 110 degrees.
“With high contrast screens and no visible screen door effects, PlayStation VR2 is likely to be a hit with gamers,” the analyst added. While the viewer material certainly promises a lot, what will mark your success or failure will be your catalog of games. In this sense, fortunately, Sony has already done a good job with the previous generation of the device.
We know that it is currently in development Horizon Call of the Mountain, a virtual reality experience based on the popular franchise created by Guerrilla Games. In fact, the studio is involved with Firesprite in its creation. The announcement of this game showed that Sony intended to offer AAA titles to future owners of PlayStation VR2.