An analyst at TF International Securities says the headset will start mass production this year
The PlayStation 5 has been out for nearly a year and a half now. Many of us who were lucky enough to get a unit also invested in PlayStation VR at one point. Sony even offered a free adaptor so you can connect your headset to your new console.
For those looking at what comes next, we know PlayStation VR2 is real and it looks like a massive upgrade. However, it’s still up in the air when consumers will be able to try it out.
According to Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at Hong Kong-based TF International Securities, he says mass production should begin this year.
(2/5) I believe PS VR2 will have a good start thanks to the support of 20+ game titles from first- & third-party at launch. Sony's position & resources in the game industry can accelerate AAA VR game development (e.g., Horizon Call of the Mountain), benefiting the VR growth.
Kuo goes on to estimate that 1.5m units should be ready for the first quarter of 2023. “Sony may launch it in Q1 23, depending on the development schedule of PS VR2 game titles,” Kuo says.
One of the biggest changes to the PS VR2 peripheral is the inclusion of six (four 720p IR cameras and two eye-tracking cameras). The original PS VR headset uses the PlayStation Camera to track players’ movement and placement. Genius Electronic Optical is said to be supplying the parts for the headset with Goertek, SDC, and MediaTek supplying other components.