Sony delays launch of PlayStation VR2 until 2023

As it was speculated that VR2 would be launched this year, the postponement of its release until 2023 was verified by Ross Young, founder and CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC),

The PlayStation VR2 is designed to work with the PlayStation 5, communicating over a single USB-C cable carrying 4K HDR imagery at 90 Hz or 120 Hz.

The headset hardware is upgraded with a wider 110° field of view, and a much sharper image owing to two OLED displays with 2,000 x 2,040 pixels resolution.

The Gaming Leaks and Rumors subreddit shared a post regarding the current state of Sony’s VR solution. According to the post and other sources, PSVR 2 is not coming in late 2022.

According to a YouTube channel called PSVR Without Parole, the VR system is going to be delayed until Q1 2023. It looks like the ongoing hardware shortage is one of the main factors.

The delay may come as a bummer for most players, but the delay may allow Sony to develop more units, avoiding another major system shortage like when the PS5 was released.

These delays might be annoying to some extent, but they may allow developers to keep working on the hardware, and maybe fix some issues that otherwise would be ignored.