Sony confirmed that its next-gen VR headset is set to release at the beginning of 2023.
Sony has officially unveiled the release window for its next-gen VR headset, PlayStation VR2.
PlayStation France was the first to reveal this information, soon followed by many other major regional PlayStation Twitter accounts, including Japan, the UK, New Zealand, Canada, Australia, and LATAM. All the accounts announced the release window with a pretty simple message: "Coming early 2023."
Given Sony's confirmation that PSVR 2 is due out at the beginning of 2023, currently, we know almost everything about the upcoming device including the headset's design that instantly reminds you of the black and white PS5 console and the fact that it will feature eye-tracking. The only question that remained is the cost of the headset.
Sony, however, did not provide any additional details, and at the time of publication, no new posts dedicated to PSVR 2 appeared on the PlayStation blogs of different regions.
The announcement that PSVR 2 is scheduled to release in early 2023 comes in line with analysts' predictions. Earlier, the notable industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, for instance, said that the device would go on sale in the first quarter of 2023, and mass production would be established by the end of 2022. At the time, he predicted that the exact release date would depend on how the development of headset-exclusive games would progress.
Sony previously stated that at launch, PSVR 2 will feature over 20 major titles. The company didn't specify the names of these games, revealing only one title that will be available for the device – an upcoming video game developed by Firesprite and Guerrilla Games, Horizon Call of the Mountain.