Sony plans to launch its PS VR2 headset in 2023, according to Ming-Chi Kuo

MADRID, May 30. (Portaltic/EP) –

Sony It will begin production of its new virtual reality (VR) headset, PlayStation VR 2 (PS VR2), in the second half of 2022 for launch in the first quarter of 2023, according to analyst Ming Chi-Kuo.

The Japanese company presented its product plans last week within the framework of the PlayStation Business Meetings this year, a meeting in which he offered details about one of his big bets for the current generation of video game consoles.

In the section dedicated to its new VR headset, Sony reported that it would launch its device along with more than 20 video games developed both by the company’s own studios and by third parties (the so-called ‘third-party’).

As a result of this information and according to the development schedule of the titles of psvr2 gamesKuo has concluded that Sony will launch this device in early 2023.

“Latest supply chain verification suggests PS VR2’s assembler and various component suppliers will begin mass production with shipments of approximately 1.5 million units in the second half of 2022″, He has written On twitter.

Because of this, he estimates that the technology manufacturer could launch the next generation of its VR headset in the first quarter of next year, although it would depend “on the development schedule of PS VR2 games.”

Kuo has also predicted a good start with this helmet thanks to the simultaneous launch of these more than 20 titles and has indicated that “Sony’s position and resources in the games industry can speed up AAA game development” for the benefit of the growth of the VR section.

Likewise, he has pointed out that the most notorious ‘hardware’ update for this helmet “is to start using optical modules”, electronic components that the predecessor device of this helmet, PS VR1, lacks.

As the Asian manufacturer revealed at the end of last February, the second generation of the VR helmet adopts an “orb” design with the original colors of PlayStation 5 (PS5), that is, black and white.

Unlike the previous generation, its design is smaller and lighter with an adjustable headband and visor, as well as a ventilation grille to prevent the lenses from fogging up.

It is also known that it uses an OLED panel and that it offers a resolution of 2,000 x 2,040 pixels per eye, as well as smooth refresh rates of 90 and 120Hz. As a whole, the hull allows experience the images in 4K HDR and with a field of view of 110 degrees.

For his part, Kuo has highlighted a new feature of this device, which adopts six optical modules: four cameras with infrared illumination (IR) of 720p and two eye-tracking cameras, and that genius it is also listed as a supplier of its spherical lenses.

With this, he recalled that the company reported at the conference that took place last week that among other of its suppliers are Goertek, for assembly; SDC, for the OLED panel; either MediaTek, responsible for the manufacture of its processors.

We must remember that this Thursday will take place from 11:59 p.m. (Spanish peninsular time) the new PlayStation State Of Play, a broadcast in which Sony is expected to report on new third-party games for PS5 and PS VR2.

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